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Honking Dogs on the road with Subaru

Cici and I love to travel. We traveled for a few years in our Subaru Legacy station wagon. We drove all over California, Oregon and Nevada. The Subaru got great gas mileage and had lots of room. Cici took up the back seat filled with pillows and toys. She slept while I did the heavy driving. When we got to the destination, she would shake off and be ready to roll. Her excitement at discovering a new place, having an adventure, was contagious.  She is my polka dot princess now with  four different beds to sleep on, her choice every day and night. She is also my best friend and has earned her place by my side. She has her own driver’s license now so the next road trip we go on, she is gonna take the wheel and head out on the highway. Born to be Cici…



We got her new driver’s license from the Subaru Facebook page. It is the same interactive app that we had fun with when watching the Puppy Bowl last weekend. Have you used the app yet? Just download the “IntoNow” app on your tablet or mobile device here  http://blogp.ws/Wxa8ia   There are all kinds of nifty applications… you can even find the perfect Subaru for your dog (The Subaru Dog Matchmaker) and other goodies. Check it out!

Alas, our Subaru Legacy had more than 260,000 miles on it so we need a new vehicle to drive to the beach, dog park, and everywhere. We would love another Subaru, maybe a Forester. We miss driving to the shopping mall (Petco and Pet Smart), the banks (where she would always get cookies and treats from the nice people), and even the grocery store. Cici loves to meet and greet new people. And if there is food involved, even better.


Beep beep beep beep the horn went beep beep beep… do you remember the song, Little Nash Rambler? I imagine that is how Cici would drive the car, beeping the horn the whole way…

Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep
While riding in my Subaru
What to my surprise
A little Nash Rambler was following me
About one third my size
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn
I’ll show him that a Subaru is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

I pushed my foot down to the floor
To give the guy the shake
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind
He still had on his brake
He musta thought his car had more guts
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I’ll show him that a Subaru is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Normal speed]
My car went into passing gear
And we took off with gust (whoosh)
Soon we were going ninety
Musta left him in the dust
When I peeked in the mirror of my car
I couldn’t believe my eyes
The little Nash Rambler was right behind
You’d think that guy could fly
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

Now we were doing a hundred and ten
This certainly was a race
For a Rambler to pass a Subaru
Would be a big disgrace
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I’ll show him that a Subaru is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Very quickly]
Now we’re going a hundred twenty
As fast as I can go
The Rambler pulled along side of me
As if we were going slow
The fella rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear
“Hey buddy how do I get this car outta second gear?”


Cici has cat issues so when I bring her to meet Grant Weber at the Subaru lot, she will let the kitties know she is boss if there are any felines around.

It is a good thing that Grant Weber knows how to speak dog and caters to each breed. He knows how to give each dog what they need and the best deal. You know that poodles want different accommodations and specifications than German Shepherds, right. And polka dot princesses need extra comfort, cargo space and zoom for their bucks. You could say that Subaru is an equal opportunity mutt pleaser. And yet, their doggie commercials are just as much fun for humans. Don’t you agree?

This post is sponsored by Subaru. we are helping spread the woof about the Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign, because [Have Dog Blog Will Travel] only shares news for things we love and support. All opinions are mine.

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Sweet Ginger: Super Dog Sunday

frankly, me and my girl cici do not care about the SuperBowl, it’s only a game, people…

My girl Cici (the polka dot princess above) doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight today with Ginger because of all that girl has been through, but she’s starting to feel a lil left out and wants to know where are the nachos.

This post is part of the Super Dog Sunday First Annual Photo Blog Hop brought to you by All Things Dog Blog.

Sweet Ginger is one Super Dog deserving of recognition. She survived you-know-who and is living a gentle life in Monterey now with her person, Stacy Dubuc (see my blog post with my interview with Stacy, With Love All Things Are Possible). Fyi, The boy dog mentioned had cancer and has since passed onto the Rainbow Bridge.  Whenever I think of Ginger, she still makes me cry. I am glad that she is doing so well now is all I can say.

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/thank-you-green-bay-packers.html (photo from BadRap)

while I’ve got you here, may I suggest that you read the book The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant and pass one on to your favorite celebrity, we want to get the word out. Thanks.

update after the SuperBowl:


more about Ginger and the other lost dogs

I never watch football, never been into the game so I don’t know who is playing today nor do I care. I do like beach volleyball, baseball and that’s about it sportswise.  My dog Cici would love to play sports if I was able to teach her although she is completely clueless about playing fetch. She does not get that she has to bring the ball or frisbee back to me. Oh well, she is gifted in other ways and smart, too.  Cuteness, silliness and able to garner much attention for herself. Not bad attributes.

There are supposed to be crazy SuperBowl commercials that people pay millions of dollars to advertise and usually create a lot of controversy. What will it be this year?

Happy Super Dog Sunday !

here’s the code, click to enter… I think…


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Puppy Bowl III February 4..

” wonder what Petey would think of the Puppy Bowl?  petehomeimage.jpg


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