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Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says
Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014

Posted on 06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond.

The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him.

"The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"

(Excerpt) Read more at thesudburystar.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; doggie; doggieping; dogs; germanshepherd; massachusetts; puppy; tounces

1 posted on 06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOL Goooood Doggy....


2 posted on 06/02/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did she submit to a breathalyzer test?


3 posted on 06/02/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: nickcarraway

Hmmmmmmmmmmm

at one time MASS had ducking ponds...

this would be a dogging pond ???


4 posted on 06/02/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

He didn’t do a very good job of teaching the doggie how to drive.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 3:46:05 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Slings and Arrows

No ping here....


6 posted on 06/02/2014 3:46:14 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: nickcarraway

Riiiight.
LOL


7 posted on 06/02/2014 3:52:25 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought only cats had nine lives. In one day this pup survived a car crash, a forced swimming lesson and didn’t get shot by the cop who showed up afterwards!


8 posted on 06/02/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: nickcarraway

Is it a Kennedy?


9 posted on 06/02/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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WOOOF!

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10 posted on 06/02/2014 3:55:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

I keep having to hide the car keys from my cats.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 3:55:38 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nickcarraway
The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift
What year car? Brake pedal has to be depressed in newer cars in order to engage the transmission.
I suppose the dog did that too ... right after he ate the homework.
12 posted on 06/02/2014 3:55:40 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nickcarraway

I think they should re-name the dog “Teddy”.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: nickcarraway

Must have been an old vehicle. I thought the brake transmission interlock has been in them for many years. Either that or the dog was simultaneously pressing the brake when it hit the shifter.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 4:01:55 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: nickcarraway
I understand, now.
She wasn't wearing her seatbelt!

Bad dog!
Bad owner!

15 posted on 06/02/2014 4:02:10 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL GOOD BOY!!


16 posted on 06/02/2014 4:05:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BigEdLB

I bet the puppy ate his homework too.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 4:07:00 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: nickcarraway

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


18 posted on 06/02/2014 4:18:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LostInBayport

” and didn’t get shot by the cop who showed up afterwards!”

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Idiot!

.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 4:19:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

Puppy just wanted to go fishing.
20 posted on 06/02/2014 4:22:40 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: nickcarraway

It was George The Bushcat’s fault.


21 posted on 06/02/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by moovova
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To: oh8eleven

Maybe this story doesn’t sound just right;like we’re only hearing part of it. The brake/shifter interlock has been in place for many years now. Is there a pic of the car?


22 posted on 06/02/2014 4:31:42 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: oldtech

23 posted on 06/02/2014 4:37:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway

How would you hit a dog on the nose with a car?


24 posted on 06/02/2014 4:40:07 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Perdogg
Is it a Kennedy?

Paranormal investigators speak of a spirit looming under the water...


25 posted on 06/02/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Andy'smom
I think they should re-name the dog “Teddy”.

Good one!

26 posted on 06/02/2014 4:42:16 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Andy'smom
I think they should re-name the dog “Teddy”.

Good one!

27 posted on 06/02/2014 4:42:16 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: oldtech

You know, it’s possible the man had HIS foot on the brake so she could engage it.

Actually, I don’t even know if this was a manual or auto, or where the shifter is.


28 posted on 06/02/2014 4:59:45 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Andy'smom

That would be an insult to the dog. At least he was sober, didn’t leave a woman in his car to drown, walk past inhabited houses, go home, call his lawyer, and finally notify authorities several hours later.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 5:23:47 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Of interest to your ping list?


30 posted on 06/02/2014 5:41:30 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

Skill #1,473 to teach the dogs ping. :-)


31 posted on 06/02/2014 5:42:42 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Yes, I’ll get to it when I’m on the real computer!


32 posted on 06/02/2014 5:49:24 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Freestate316

And it was a she.

Girl dogs rule! Especially Shepherds!


33 posted on 06/02/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

BS. He had to have his foot on the brake to shift the car into gear. I’m not buying one bit of it


34 posted on 06/02/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway

After transporting hundreds of German shepherds for my rescue, I have learned to secure the dogs by crate or harness before you start the vehicle.


35 posted on 06/02/2014 7:25:12 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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Our dogs are so smart!

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36 posted on 06/02/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Figment

So? The guy got in, pressed his pedal to the floor and then the pup jumped on it the right way. Or maybe being flustered by the dog in his way, he pressed the pedal at the right time.

What does it buy him to lie?

Anyway, weird things do happen.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: catnipman

38 posted on 06/02/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Weirdly enough, that cat looks like it’s a more capable driver than at least half the drivers on the road.


39 posted on 06/02/2014 9:52:48 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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sounds like insurance fraud. unless as mentioned above, the dog put his foot on the brake or pushed in the button on the gear shift as well


40 posted on 06/02/2014 11:14:24 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: dfwgator

So you suspect kitty framed puppy?


41 posted on 06/02/2014 11:19:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
And? This isn't strange, my Standard Poodle does this all the time...
Emma is a platinum blonde, so she has to battle the stereotype of a bad driver all the time.

42 posted on 06/03/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

With his foot on the brake when the car was put in gear by the dog, how did the car accelerate? Incompetent driver ran his car in the water and blamed the dog. Next...


43 posted on 06/03/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

The accelerator is described in the article. The brake is not but that just indicates he is not thinking of covering all his bases.

What does it buy him to lie about it? Wierd things happen. As they say, truth is stranger than fiction.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 6:54:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It blames his stupidity on running his car into the pond on his equally stupid story that the dog did it. Either way he is incredibly stupid and not in control of his vehicle. Why do you take up for him so much? Was it you?


45 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

It buys him nothing. That is the point. I don’t see why this will help him with insurance or anything. Just because your child messed up the car doesn’t mean you the parent are not going to have to pay for any excess damages or premiums. They’re not going to help him out with his own dog involved.

I’m not defending him per se. I’m just tired of people constantly disbelieving the unthinkable, is all. Happens every week here. Some amazing story, and no one can believe it actually happened, but weird improbable but not impossible things do happen in real life.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 6:11:36 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Were you on the OJ jury?


47 posted on 06/04/2014 5:26:03 PM PDT by Figment
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