As promised, I'm doing a special on my "SunshadeMOBILE". Mum and her friends came up with this name because...well, this car basically has no place for hoo-mans to sit....hehe!
SunshadeMOBILE is a gold, 2000 Ford Focus. We got this car back in the summer of 2000, when I was just 7 months old. I love this car because, well it's MINE (I know how to work the locks inside out), and it has taken me to all kinds of fun places!!
My mum, however, is always telling people to NOT get a Ford Focus, especially not the 2000 model. She says lots of problems seem to just pop up out of no where, including brake problems. Well, I don't know what my mum is talking about, but there's nothing anyone can do to stop me from loving SunshadeMOBILE!!!
I had asked mum to add some decorations,
I couldn't find a plate frame that says "Proud Own-ee of an Airedale Terrier", so I settled for this one. I personally think that mum should feel "honored" to be owned by an Airedale!! To look for a plate with your breed on it, please visit PetPro.
SunshadeMOBILE is a very comfortable place for "me" to be, however, the same can't be said for other two legged creatures . Here are some pictures to show you what I mean:
The back seat is flipped down so that I can have more space.
A bed is put on top of the flipped down back seat so that I have something cushiony to lie on.
More blankets and towels are put on top of the bed for easy wash and change.
Of course, when the back of the seat is flipped down, I get access to the trunk too!! Another bed is put in the trunk to provide the cushiony effect.
This is what I like to do when it gets too hot in the back seat area.........I go hide in the shade in the trunk!!!
I have a toy box in the trunk area that carries my ball-balls, rockies, booties, water, bowl, and anything I decide to bring home with me from my walk.
Now the scene from this picture below has gotten mum into trouble countless times. People have called the SPCA, written down our plate number, reported to Animal Control, called the police when they saw me pop out of the trunk as mum opened the trunk door to put in groceries.
I just like to say "hi" to mum and check out what kind of goodies she's brought me ya know.......
Now, I love my car to the point that I have trained myself to recognize the ignition sound of a Ford Focus. I'm always worried that people might drive MY precious SunshadeMOBILE away, so whenever I hear the ignition of a Ford Focus, I have to drag mum over to make sure it isn't SunshadeMOBILE that they are driving away.
Sometimes when I'm being a terrier and don't want to leave the beach/park to go home, mum would open one of the back doors, get in the driver's seat, and start the ignition. As soon as I hear the ignition of SunshadeMOBILE, I get panicky, and would drop whatever I'm doing to run as fast as I could to the car and jump in like a flash!!
This video demonstrates what I mean: see how I ignored mum when she said "Sunshade come ooon".
This is just another example of the mind games you sometimes have to play, when you are owned by an Airedale, in order for life to go smoothly!!
Of course, mum would only use this trick in a safe situation. Otherwise, she would just resort to the old beg & bribe, hope for the best method.