Poodle Travel For Dummies

For today’s post, I thought it would be best to do a short piece on Poodle Travel For Dummies, since there seems to be some confusion.  Mitt Romney thought it would be just fine to strap a dog to the roof of his car (in a small kennel) and travel some 12 hours.  Not only is that a very bad idea, it is being considered animal cruelty by many people and it has come back to haunt him during his Presidential campaign.   I’m calling this Poodle Travel For Dummies, but I mean no offense to those who aren’t sure of the right way to take your dog for a ride in the car.  Just don’t strap the poor poodle or dog to the roof of your car and go your merry way, please!  Here’s part of the much talked about news story as reported in inquisitr.com.

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I like the view from here, not the roof, please!

When Mitt Romney tied the family dog on the roof of his car in an airtight container then drove for 12 hours to Canada, he had no idea it would come back 20 years later to piss off animal lovers around the country.

But piss them off it has.  In an interview with Fox News Romney, the front runner for the Republican nomination for President, admitted that he did it, and even more claimed that the dog really liked it.

He was confronted by the interviewer who said that in Romney’s own home state of Massachusetts the law is that you cannot (even in an airtight container) put your dog on the roof of a moving vehicle because it is considered inhumane.

Romney did keep his cool in the interview, and kept going back to his stock answer of “The dog enjoyed it, he wanted to be there, he got in willingly”

As you can see from the interview, the strangest part is when Romney tells the interviewer that the Kennel on top of the car was AIRTIGHT as if it is a good thing!

I wasn’t sure about using the title Poodle Travel For Dummies, since I’m not usually keen on calling anyone a dummy, even though the series of how-to books have sold millions of copies without insulting anyone personally.  But, when you consider that a presidential candidate and Governor of Massachusetts doesn’t know any better than to leave his dog in an airtight container for 12 hours strapped to his car roof, then maybe he is not fit to run the country.
What are your thoughts?  As a dog owner, I imagine you have an opinion on this?
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  1. Amanda says:

    I find it hard to believe! an airtight container, that is ridiculous…. I hope he has learnt a thing or to in the last 20 years

  2. admin says:

    Yes, let’s hope so, or we could possibly be in for a rough time if he gets elected.

  3. Kathy says:

    Airtight???? go figure!

  4. Donna says:

    The new harness designs work very well for most breeds, but I had a terrible time connecting to a high point in the back seat – had to have a small line installed behind the seat. My little dog turns and turns and turns – so the old fashioned harness design was dangerous. I hope you continue with articles about car safety.

    • admin says:

      I will and thanks for those comments. I intend to do some posts specifically about car travel for dogs and for poodles.

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