Dear @totothedog - just wondering...do you prefer to ride inside or on top of the car? Also, is a Starbucks gift card a romantic gesture?
Oh, I’ve heard about this one! Some guy named Mitt Romney who wants to run for Emperor Of Emerald City or something took Barrett, his golden retriever for a car ride and strapped the dog carrier on top of the car with the dog inside .
There’s a lot wrong with that story, regardless of what Whackadoo Mitt says. This is obviously a case of Owner Not Listening To What His Dog Is Not Saying.
It’s really important to be able to be attuned to your dog’s needs. Humans need to understand our many many moods. We’re practically people in dog’s fur. Just because we like the wind in our ears, and just because we will occasionally deign to sit/sleep in a crate does NOT mean we like to sit in a crate strapped to the roof of a car traveling to Canada. A + B does NOT equal C in this case.
Does Barrett the golden retriever need to TELL his Mittmaster that no, no, no, this idea is bad, please don’t make me do it? That no, no, no, what happens if you get in a wreck and suddenly I’m launched like a projectile canine football into the interstate air? No, no, no, just because you’re bigger than me does not mean you have the better ideas?
No, no, no, Barrett does not need to tell Mittmooney that. BECAUSE MITT SHOULD KNOW BETTER!
Mitt should listen to what Barrett is not saying by following this simple rule.
DO NOT DO TO YOUR DOGS WHAT YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO HAVE DONE TO YOURSELF.
If Mittastic is perfectly willing to squash himself into a crate, strapped to the roof of a car and drive across borders with Barrett behind the wheel, then fine, go to it.
What? Mitt can’t fit in the crate? Mitt thinks it might be scary to be strapped to the roof of a car and driven for 12 hours?
DO NOT DO TO YOUR DOGS WHAT YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO HAVE DONE TO YOURSELF, MITTBEANBRAIN!
Now for question 2 – Is a Starbucks gift card a romantic gesture? Um, um, um, I’m gonna have to get a ruling from Dorothy, hang on. Dorothy! Is a Starbucks gift card romantic? Should I run out and buy you a truckload?
Okay, well, Dorothy can’t understand me, but some Google research tells me that Starbucks is either about coffee, or multiples copies of a character on Battlestar Galactica. How would you get a gift card that gives you a person? And why does Dorothy need anyone other than me? I’M all she ever needs.
So I’m gonna say that unless you want your significant other to break up with you, do not get them a Starbucks gift card. Unless it’s for coffee. That is TOTALLY okay.
Thanks for the question!
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