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Chihuahua takes owner’s car for joyride and crashes into stunned driver [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | 11 Jan 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga

Posted on 01/12/2014 12:27:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

A female driver was stunned after she looked up to see who had crashed into her car and saw there was a Chihuahua behind the wheel.

Tabitha Ormaechea was driving in Spokane, in the US state of Washington, when her tyre was hit by another vehicle.

When she looked to see who the offender was she was confused after spotting a pooch.

‘[There was] just a little dog up on the steering wheel peeking over, looking at me,’ she told KREM-TV.

‘I didn’t know if I was crazy, or if this little dog had taken a joyride.’

It turned out the car belonged to Jason Martinez and it had been commandeered (accidentally knocked out of gear) by Toby the Chihuahua, while his owner had popped into a shop.

Fortunately no-one was hurt.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 01/12/2014 12:27:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I've heard that that breed will turn on you.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 12:28:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

3 posted on 01/12/2014 12:32:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In the news the other night the dog’s owner said it was the SECOND time the dog had done this! “Yeah, I’m going to get a leash for him.”


4 posted on 01/12/2014 12:33:22 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They give driver’s licences to anyone now.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 12:33:53 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows
Some breeds have it, some breeds don't...


6 posted on 01/12/2014 12:34:29 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway; 21twelve

He’d fit right in in Florida.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 12:38:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow, what a waste of time.

Two minutes and 14 seconds to tell you that a dog knocked a parked car out of gear, and it rolled into another car.

No wonder some of us don’t watch TV.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 12:41:30 AM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If the dog knocked the car “out of gear”, how could it move?

The moron who wrote this meant “knocked it into drive”.

But then I suspect many people these days don’t even know what a gear is.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 12:49:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nickcarraway
They give driver’s licences to anyone now.
Especially if they're Mexican.
10 posted on 01/12/2014 12:49:44 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Fresh Wind

Neutral could do it too.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 12:50:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Probably one of the better drivers in Mexico.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 12:51:24 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Fresh Wind

Maybe things have changed but we used to leave it in gear to park and knocking it into neutral or pushing in the clutch would get it rolling, if you were parked.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 12:53:10 AM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2wrzvLRVw


14 posted on 01/12/2014 12:58:14 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: South40
Careful - it might be working for the drug cartels.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 12:58:21 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: South40

Believe me, chihuahuas know how to drive!


16 posted on 01/12/2014 12:59:18 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s about as qualified as you need to be to give a flu shot.


17 posted on 01/12/2014 1:00:30 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Joe 6-pack

>> Some breeds have it, some breeds don’t...

Exactly. Not to mention a travel plan.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 1:04:07 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cynwoody

Adds a new dimension to chasing squirrels.


19 posted on 01/12/2014 1:04:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ToastedHead

The written test might give him a little trouble.


20 posted on 01/12/2014 1:05:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander
Some are born to it:


21 posted on 01/12/2014 1:12:24 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ansel12

Perhaps, but manual transmissions are very rare these days.

I know people who will leave the car running while they do their shopping so poochie will have heat or AC (rather than leaving the dog at home during cold or hot weather).


22 posted on 01/12/2014 1:12:59 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yo soy peligrosa!


23 posted on 01/12/2014 1:18:47 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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24 posted on 01/12/2014 1:20:59 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: South40

25 posted on 01/12/2014 1:23:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Didn’t even get that much. We just practiced on each other a few years ago. The guy who learned on me was like 70 years old. His hands were shaky and I had blood dripping down my arm. I attribute my skillz to the darts I threw wasted in college.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 1:26:25 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Arf!…
[BANG!]
“…Arf!”


27 posted on 01/12/2014 1:46:32 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows; All
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28 posted on 01/12/2014 1:46:50 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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29 posted on 01/12/2014 1:49:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Aren’t the first two a little young to drive?

(But adorable!)


30 posted on 01/12/2014 2:00:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi
He be stylin'


31 posted on 01/12/2014 2:01:28 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow... I used to have that chihuahua picture as my profile picture on a gaming forum I had belonged to... that brings back a lot of memories.


32 posted on 01/12/2014 2:38:36 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Bratch

> They give driver’s licences to anyone now.
Especially if they’re Mexican.

Illegal immigrants that seem never to have any insurance when they plow into you drunk.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 3:59:19 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Slings and Arrows

Probably. But it was early in the morning with few other drivers on the road. Plus the owners were right there in case they screwed up. :)


34 posted on 01/12/2014 4:20:43 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Fresh Wind

That would be me.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 4:53:14 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lap dogs... not much better than cats. If you’re going to get a dog, get a dog.


36 posted on 01/12/2014 5:00:34 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Slings and Arrows
accidentally knocked out of gear)

Uhhh, for many years now you have to have your foot on the brake to shift the transmission, at least out of PARK

37 posted on 01/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: 21twelve
"a leash"
and drivers' and 'Rat Party voter registration card, plus many other government bennies.

38 posted on 01/12/2014 5:30:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: shibumi
what?..you'd thing the dog would be driving a BMW..MB..AUDI or an VW, not a KIA or Hunydia.

39 posted on 01/12/2014 5:36:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Salamander

I saw that picture ans was going to ping you...


40 posted on 01/12/2014 7:45:48 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: maddog55

Wrong! Lap dogs are WAY much better than cats. I never had a cat warn me that someone was at the door.

I have a totally blind 15 pound dog that is the best *watch” dog I have ever had.


41 posted on 01/12/2014 7:51:36 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ansel12

I knew what had happened when I read the ‘headline’ on this thread.


42 posted on 01/12/2014 7:54:20 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Spokane dogs are pretty smart, and maybe a little weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfZV5B2ixTc


43 posted on 01/12/2014 10:45:39 AM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*czckle*


44 posted on 01/12/2014 11:12:33 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Well, let me tell you about what low gravity does)
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To: Ditter

But you didn’t know what was on the video, and you didn’t know if there might be something more interesting or more involved than a dog knocking a car out of gear.

This is why many of us don’t watch TV, the headline of this thread should have been dog knocks car out of gear, it rolls into another, and we don’t have any video of it.


45 posted on 01/12/2014 11:13:06 AM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Silentgypsy

Czech!


46 posted on 01/12/2014 11:20:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ansel12
The only thing that would have made it more interesting is if the dog had locked the doors before putting the car into drive. I have had my dogs lock me out of the car with the keys inside but the engine was not running, thankfully.
47 posted on 01/12/2014 11:38:25 AM PST by Ditter
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To: null and void

Thanks...I might have missed it.

;D


48 posted on 01/12/2014 1:30:49 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*sznicker*


49 posted on 01/12/2014 3:46:52 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Well, let me tell you about what low gravity does)
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