Monday, June 25, 2007

For Dr. Hank

This article was from Fox News online, and sent to me by alert reader Cathryn:

Idaho Canine Drives Owner's Car Into River
Friday , June 22, 2007
SAGLE, Idaho —

Bad dog.
Charlie the black lab is in trouble after driving his owner's car into the Pend Oreille River.

Owner Mark Ewing had just returned home from picking up a pizza Wednesday evening. As he walked to his home, Charlie jumped into the car through an open window, and apparently knocked the vehicle into gear.

"He somehow got the car into neutral," Ewing said. "My car just went boom, down an incline and into the drink."

Ewing could only watch as his Chevy Impala sank into the river. No dummy, Charlie jumped out of the window as the car went downhill.

"There's nothing weirder than looking at your car cruising down your driveway when you're not in it and seeing your dog jump out and then watching your car go splash," Ewing said.

Actually, things got a little weirder when the tow truck driver showed up.

Before the driver dove into the water to hook the car up to his truck, he asked Ewing to hold his dentures.

"My car's in the drink, I've got dentures in my hand and this guy Keith from Clyde's Towing goes swimming," Ewing noted.


Let it not be said that Idahoans don't take care of their teeth, if not their cars...

In case you're wondering where Sagle, Idaho is, it's right down the road from Bonners Ferry, home to alert reader Dr Hank.

And to that grammar nazi who always corrects my spelling: no, there is no apostrophe in Bonners Ferry, even tho' there was a Bonner.

here's the map, click to enlarge: