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Your dog does not belong on your lap!

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posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 09:02 PM
There is a serious lack of critical thinking going on in the minds of these people. Selfish would be one word... caring about no one but themselves. The dogs do not need this level of companionship from their master, it is the emotional void of the master that pushes them to behave in such a manner.

They may think they are having a bonding time or becoming 'closer' with their pet, but they are really just satisfying their craving for unconditional love, as-well-as their need for attention from complete strangers. They just love having people in other cars look at them while their dogs are mounting them.

Failing to consider the safety of others on the roadway is complete selfishness, which is further displayed with their disregard for their companion pet's safety. Their selfishness leads them to jeopardize the lives of other humans and of their 'cherished' pet for no reason other than to fulfill an emotional void with the constant contact and close proximity of the animal companion. Most people who do this will be in absolute denial of what I just wrote as they will also use any method available to justify the psychosis and starved emotional state that leads to this behavior.

The 'land of the free' does not mean, 'The land of the free to break laws and jeopardize the safety of other citizens through carelessness and irresponsibility - regardless of how poorly one understands the laws related to driving a motor vehicle'.

It should be questioned whether those who are irresponsible to the point of placing pets on their laps while driving should be allowed to operate a motor-vehicle in any capacity on a publicly travelled roadway.

Besides putting the safety of everyone on the road at risk, including the pets, these people look completely ridiculous. If they had any idea just how dumb they seem, they would never stick animals on their lap while driving. $100 says that a large majority of those seen with a dog on their lap while driving have an IQ below 75.

I have a video to post about the perils of driving with a pet on your lap. I can't add it right now, because my dog keeps stepping on my crotch everytime we go around a corner. I can barely even type this post because my cigarette keeps going out. There is a traffic light a couple miles ahead, if I hurry up I can time it so I will be stopped at the red light. Then I can try to quickly embed the video before it turns green again!

edit on 20-6-2013 by esteay812 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 09:08 PM
reply to post by LiveForever8

eye goggles!!

LOVE IT.. backdrop story on that... lets have it..

posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 11:02 PM
I drive with my dog in the back seat because have fun fitting a mastiff up front no matter what vehicle you are driving unless it is a semi.

I do not have problems with the dog getting rambunctious in the car though because unlike most people I know how to train a dog!

posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 11:55 PM
my dog just refuses to not jump in my lap. So I bite the bullet and keep her on my lap instead of having to fight her from trying to get on my lap

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 12:00 AM
good god - try to visualize things that actually matter. dogs on a lap while drivng... hmmm - maybe you need a new hobby or a job

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 12:28 AM
What people realy don't get is that in an accident, that dog becomes a projectile. The airbag has enough punch to easily snap a small dog's neck if it's on your lap, or it could even slam the dog into your face. BIG dogs flying around in your vehicle in an accident could snap your neck !

If you realy care about your pet, get a car harness that attaches to the seat belts. Give your pet a chance even if you don't care about yourself.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 01:29 AM

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 01:37 AM
My dog is 55 lbs so no way he's going in my lap while I'm driving, but I agree, it's pretty stupid. I trained him when he was a puppy not to get in my lap in vehicles because I wasn't going to wait and deal with it after it's too late. He always wanted to get in my lap, and as a 6 or 8 week old puppy it's cute or whatever, but that's just one step closer to me being the idiot trying to steer and look around a dog that's in my face or darting back and forth across the car, so apparently unlike most people I told him no and forcibly moved him and made him sit down every time until he changed his behavior. Now, he won't come to the driver's side for any reason unless I'm outside the car, then he likes to stand guard.

It's not that hard to see why you wouldn't want one or more dogs in the car just doing whatever they please... Train your dogs, for your benefit and everyone else's. Nothing I hate more than a horribly or not at all trained dog, especially when it lives in the house. If your dog "refuses" to act right, it's not the dog's fault it's yours.
edit on 21-6-2013 by duke396 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 01:38 AM
reply to post by Awen24

Seriously, get that photo and post it please.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 01:57 AM
The police would have some serious words (and fines) with those imbeciles!

Yes, we don't have the freedom to die stupidly - as long as we take innocents with us. Woe us.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:54 AM

Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by calstorm
That gets on my nerves as well, especially when you see a lot of these lap dogs squished in the road because they either went Kamikaze out the window or just fell out when the driver swerved or hit the brakes too quickly! When my dog rides in the car he sits in the back seat, and the window on the passenger side is open only far enough for him to poke his nose out to sniff everything (big dog). Driving with any pet in your lap is a hazard to yourself and to other drivers- put them in the back or leave them at home!

Ok...I agree with the OP wholeheartedly. The dog-on-lap crowd, IMO, might as well be grouped with people who (choose any 2 or more of the following simultaneously): drive drunk, while texting, while smoking, while shaving, while doing makeup, while children jump around unbuckled in the back (or front) seat...and yes, you may choose shaving and doing makeup simultaneously while driving -- it probably happens.

But the question I have to ask of littled16 is, where on Earth do you live where a lot of lapdogs are squished on the road?! I only ask because in almost 22 years and approximately 275,000 miles of driving, most of which was done in a major metropolitan area, I have seen a grand total of one (1) dead dog on the road. Hundreds of of cats, thousands of wild animals, but literally one dog. I remember it well because it was so heartbreaking, and it was an actual dog, not one of those poor gooey-eyed, matted-hair, miserable creatures insane people stuff in their purses and drive around with on their laps. Either people in the Chicago area are just good at holding their minidogs in place, and are the exception - we do have our fair share of lapdog-driving weirdos - or your locale is the exception, and must be one of the saddest places on the planet. Though i'm not a fan of small dogs, mainly because most of their owners raise them poorly, it would be heartbreaking to see roadside dead dogs with any kind of regularity. I ask in all seriousness, because I intend to avoid that chunk of geography at all costs.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:08 AM
I usually just hop in the back and let the dogs do the driving.

I mean heck, I'm the Master right?

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:18 AM
When I lived in Florida, this idiot had his ankle biter in the front seat on his lap. I was in the other lane ad he swerved toward me, I had to slam on my brakes and damn near drive off the road to avoid being hit. When I hit my horn, he flipped the bird at me nd cussed me, as if it was MY FAULT his flea bag damn near caused him to hit me!
As for the tard who says he drives around with 2 dogs in his lap: keep on trucking troll

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:43 AM

Originally posted by theconspirator
reply to post by billdadobbie

prolly. land of the free though.

The land of the free.

Not the Land of the free to be hit by a car whos driver chose to, against the law, drive dangerously.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:54 AM
reply to post by calstorm

"I see a lot of people..."

I mean, I see it occassionally, and its prob. a bad idea, but what I do see a lot that pisses me off is people texting while driving.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:50 AM
reply to post by smithjustinb

Or doing lipstick/make up in the rear view mirror.

One which i know im going to get some flack for: SMOKING while driving.

I cant talk on my phone and drive with one hand, but a smoker can have FIRE in front of them and potential ash in the eyes, dropped lit cigarette in lap etc etc

I have been in a car when this has happend to a smoker MORE than once, while it didnt cause an accident it was dangerous, twitchy swerving while not watching the road 100% *very unsafe*
edit on 21-6-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:07 AM
As long as I can see the road, im good. I talk on the phone while driving. This doesnt effect my driving, but my focus is on the road so I am a bad talker. I drive with one hand unless im doing 100 on the interstate. At this point, I am completely off the phone amd both hands are on the wheel. Its about focus. If youre eyes are not on the road, your focus is at 0.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by calstorm

it pisses me off to see a dog in danger and they think he's just being cute.

love means treat with passion, compassion, respect, and look after them. love does not mean look cute. I believe they have to fine every single one who does this act by putting EVERYBODY'S life in danger and not just the dog. they would cause an accident and hit another car, human, dog/cat, or a human with a pet.

this is an animal abuse as well as a human reckless behavior.
edit on 21-6-2013 by BristolStew because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 06:08 AM
As much as I agree with the sentiment, most people don't belong on the road in the first place.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 07:23 AM
Good post.....It's a really dumb thing to do!

If you are a genuine dog lover, their safety should be paramount.

Driving with one of these (my two) on your lap would be tricky!

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