goggle dogs

Driving to work. My Lovely Wife has just been dropped off with a kiss. My hand reaches towards the stereo, poised to eliminate the noxious noise spewing from the local radio station that My Lovely Wife insists we listen to on the morning drive. But, I pause as the speakers emit the sounds of — what the? — Daft Punk? On Halifax morning radio?! Perplexed, I let my hand drift back to the steering wheel as the radio plays on. As the song comes to a close, I shake my head minutely, wondering who’s synapse misfiring allowed something other than AC/DC or BTO on the air this morning. (Yes, I am taking care of business and, no, I do not need you to repeat it over and over and over again, so please just shut up already). BUT… as my finger stands posed again to blot out the radio, on comes… Franz Ferdinand?!

Utterly confused with the lack of crap coming out of the speakers, I clutch the steering wheel tightly, attempting to keep the vehicle straight while the world goes insane around me.

And then the final nail in the weirdness of my morning is driven home.

My eyes focus on the pick-up in front of me. Slightly beat-up. Three young guys with baseball caps filling the cab.

And dog in the back. A rottweiler.

Wearing goggles.

And wearing them comfortably — nay, with a certain… panache. He could have been wearing an ascot and a well-fitted red velvet smoking jacket and not looked any more comfortable with himself.

Goddammit, that dog was a freaking superhero.

So, I hereby dedicate this day to be Wicked Cool Superhero Dog Day.

Mark your calendars.

P.S. As I try not to have my morning commute end with me veering blindly into oncoming cars, I did not have my camera readily at hand and thus have no photographic evidence of said canine.

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Goggle dogs. Making the world safe for you and for me.

(And don’t miss 50 Animals in Casts and 50 Animals Driving from the lovely and talented Ms. Collins, which succeed in making this post look cheap and tawdry.)

14 Responses to “goggle dogs”

  1. Alison Says:

    Ok..I’m trying to get a visual of this…were you on the bridge? Rotary? (THAT woulda been freaky) Portland Streeet?

    Dogs in the backs of pick up in morning traffic wearing goggles…only in the HRM you say? Thank #$%^& !! :o D
    Ooooh I hope when I hit town this week I see the dog in goggles!! Dog-in- goggles guys…drive around alot this weekend!

  2. sween Says:

    Nope. Goggle Dog was in front of me at Almon and Windsor… and then proceeded to stay in front of me for the next 8 minutes all the way down Quinpool.

    I don’t know if Goggle Dog will still be here when you arrive. Timmy has been saved from the well and the bank robbers have been apprehended, so he might have moved on to his next town and his next adventure…

  3. SkylarKD Says:

    Reminds me of that Farley Mowat book – The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be.


  4. sween Says:

    Proto-Goggle Dog!

  5. Suldog Says:

    Whole bunch of good stuff here! I scrolled down the page and gave everything a look-see. I’ll be back.

    And maybe one or two other folks, as well. I’m going to link you. Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

  6. Alison Says:

    Dang that Timmy for getting out of the well! sigh No live goggle dogs for me this weekend. Must’ve been very interesting driving behind that truck for so long a stretch. I was watching the “Heart Of Gold” episode of Firefly today and thought Rance Burgess’s goggles would look wicked on a dog. ;oD

    As for “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be”: I loved that book. Also good is The Boat That Wouldn’t Float.

  7. sween Says:

    Suldog: Please allow me to join in your maniacal laughter.






    I needed that.

    Alison: The goggles seemed especially karmic for me as I am just now [geekalert!] re-reading an early Starman trade paperback.[endgeekalert!] Welding goggles would look BADASS on a dog.

  8. Suldog Says:


    (I would say *titter*, but this is probably a family-friendly site…)

  9. SassyK Says:

    I love it. I really really laughed at this. Knowing Halifax, knowing the radio, knowing the dogs – very funny.

    And then I emailed it to a friend at work and realised I have a very strange sense of humour.

    I’m still laughing.

  10. sween Says:

    Suldog: Ummm… I think you just said “titter”. Hee.

    Her Supreme Sassyness: We welcome your strange sense of humour. We may have some literature that you would be interested in.

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