We see dogs sticking their heads out the window cars every day. But what we don’t often see is a dog actually riding a car. That’s why the Victoria Police of Australia were quite surprised when one day they ran into a dog riding a car.While doing the ordinary check-out of the streets in Heidelberg West, Australia, a police officer, Lynda Giblett, spotted something suspicious and had to stop to investigate.
“We couldn’t believe our eyes. Of course we had to stop and check it out,” said the officer Lynda Giblett.
She pulled over a tiny black Mercedes. The driver of the car was a cute little dog named Buddy. The policewoman told him that he was “caught driving under the influence of cuteness.”
Because of his cuteness, the officer decided to let him go without a ticket and only gave him a warning this time. After all, he wasn’t disturbing anyone and had gone out for a fun ride.
While talking to him, she realized that Buddy’s paws weren’t controlling the wheel or the pedals, so he wasn’t riding the car himself. His owner, Terri, was just behind him, managing the car with a remote control. Terri told the police that Buddy is blind and deaf. He is also quite old, 15-years-old, and getting older by day, it’s becoming more difficult for him to go out on walks. Terri said that walking outdoors is one of Buddy’s most favourite hobbies and that’s the reason why Terri bought him the car. This way, Buddy gets to enjoy his walking without getting much tired.
Terri told the officer that he was deaf too, just like Buddy. So he knows what it feels like and tries his hardest to make life easier for Buddy.
Hearing this touching story brought tears to the officer’s eyes.
“It absolutely made our day,” Giblett said.
Later the Victoria Police posted the adorable photos of Buddy on their Facebook page and shared his story with everyone. When reading it, they all fell in love with Buddy. People were touched by the cute gesture of the police officer, but mostly by the way how Buddy’s owner takes such a good care of him and doesn’t let him miss anything or feel depressed.
Every dog deserves to be treated well and with great care, especially the ones like Buddy who need special attention.
This is such an inspiring story and such serve as an example for everyone on how to treat dogs and all animals in general.
Let’s hope Buddy doesn’t get pulled over again, at least ’till he gets his licence!