Friday, 15 May 2009

when a dog's sense of smell is telling us something

Penny has been refusing to get into the car for the last few months. I've tried giving her treats, urging her into the car, getting in before her and having someone bring her to the car - all to no avail. She just doesn't like the car any more.

I've had lots of suggestions as to what the problem might be - she suddenly hates the car harness; the beeps from the overhead gantries on the tollway are hurting her ears: too many long trips; you name it, we've thought of everything.

But have we? What about her sense of smell?

I took the car to the auto mechanic today to complain about the petrol smell in the interior and he said, 'Well, just don't light up a cigarette while you're driving.'

I said, 'Why not?'

'Because the car will probably explode.'

Wow!! the car's sitting up there so he can fix the leak in the petrol tank.

I wonder if Penny will be happier to travel in it in the future?

6 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, how scary! You're one smart girl, Penny!
We love our car rides! It means visiting fun places and eating yummy food!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Slavenka said...

Dog's flair is really incredible. The last year Obi has saved us from a fire .

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, Penny used to love the car too, so it'll be interesting to see if she goes back to riding happily if the petrol smell goes away.

parlance said...

Slavenka, Obi is a champion. Did you blog about how Obi saved you? I think I might remember that you did.

Gussie said...

Good girl, Penny! (If only they could talk).

parlance said...

Gussie, we need to listen to what they're saying with their bodies, don't we?