SOME PEOPLE DO THE DOGGONEDEST THINGS (May, 1954)

SOME PEOPLE DO THE DOGGONEDEST THINGS

The discipline and literal-mindedness of the Germans help make them both the most immaculate of craftsmen and the most laborious of humorists. These two aspects of the German spirit were caught in one inspired outburst by the man who thought up the contrivance above. He is a Frankfurt carnival owner who loved equally well his new Ford and his old dog. He would not take his dog into the car for fear he would soil the seats. But he could not put the dog in the trunk for fear he would find it stuffy. Someone else might have settled in favor of either the dog or car. But the German, after dogged deliberation, reconciled both with this unique dogport which recently appeared on the streets of Frankfurt.

9 comments
  1. Charlene says: April 1, 20119:08 am

    Creepiest hood ornament ever.

  2. whoozle whaazle says: April 1, 201111:15 am

    @Charlene

    Creepy indeed but isn’t it also a bit large? It would obstruct the driver’s view.

    I wonder how long the ornament will last …

  3. Hirudinea says: April 1, 201111:54 am

    Actually this is a picture of the world’s first car alarm.

  4. Kosher Ham says: April 1, 201112:22 pm

    That’s not a hood– it’s a trunk and gone to the dogs.

  5. tom says: April 2, 20117:16 am

    It might work for some dogs but my Boston Terrier would be psycho if I drove around with his head trapped in a hole in the trunk.

  6. Michael, N5RLR says: April 4, 20114:55 pm

    I hesitate to consider what would happen in a crash. :O

  7. Rick Auricchio says: April 5, 20111:13 pm

    They tried this on one of the early space shuttles. Problem was that the dog’s head would burn up on re-entry…

  8. Charlie says: April 5, 20111:34 pm

    Rick: I wish someone had told Space Bat about that. Poor fella never had a chance: http://www.youtube.com/…

  9. Mike says: August 28, 20117:20 am

    Somebody did this with a car. -Link-

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