Dog Toots His Own Horn

September 15 | 4 Comments

funny dog book - max blows hornDamn it’s been hot down here in Georgia lately. I hear the whole east coast hasn’t fared much better.

Thank goodness for air conditioning. Whatever you do, don’t listen to those nutbags that want us to stop using it.

There are times when we do need to leave the comfy confines of our homes, and as dogs we can only hope our owners are careful to monitor our heat index when out and about in the family car.

I probably shouldn’t bark this, but if it’s too hot our owners may want to reconsider taking us. Unless they take us into the pet supermarket, the butcher’s shop or the liquor store, is there a point in even going?

Look at what happened to one poor dog when his owners forgot about him.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. — As we deal with these dog days of summer, pet parents are urged to take precautions.

But one local Labrador helped himself get out of a scorching situation by taking matters into his own “paws.”

Eleven-year-old Max is not just a dog. He’s like another member of Donna Gardner’s family.

Donna ran an errand and took Max with her.

When she came home a short time later, she went inside the house, forgetting Max was still in the car.

I came in and started cleaning and about an hour later I heard a horn blow, said Donna.

She went outside, but didn’t see anybody.

So, I came back in the house and I started cleaning again and the horn blew again, said Donna.

This time, Donna saw Max sitting in her driver’s seat.

I rushed over and got him out real fast and he was panting like crazy, said Donna. I brought him in the house and he just dropped to the floor.

Donna gave him water and cooled him down with cold, wet rags.

Her daughter called the vet, who tells us Max was a little weak, a little slow but otherwise okay.

I don’t know whatever made me forget he was with me, said Donna.

Max is a smart one. His owner, not so much.


4 Responses to “Dog Toots His Own Horn”

  1. Jazz on August 18th, 2010 5:45 am

    That’s an amazing dog, aww poor dog. Labradors are very smart dogs. Indeed it’s been hot here in Georgia lately :-( that’s one great story.. thanks :-)
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  2. alana on November 30th, 2010 4:14 pm

    i couldnt see where to submit a video, but i think this is the most talented dog in the world!!

  3. Suzan on September 15th, 2011 10:26 am

    Hi Lindsay,
    I love your blog and wanted to share with you a funny video I just made with my dogs–two havanese and one poodle. I hope you like it!
    If you do, please share!!
    all the best,


  4. NIkki on September 15th, 2011 2:56 pm

    How on earth does someone forget that their dog is in the car with them? Labs aren’t exactly chihuahua’s, so it’s not like the dog was hiding in the glove box. I’m glad Max was okay, I hope his parents are a little more careful in the future! 

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