Saturday, July 29, 2006

The blue beastie and Elvis.

This is the blue beastie dogmobile. My little Saab wasn't cutting it as a dogmobile, the truck is always full of tools and ladders and paint shit. I bought this old DNR Jeep for $700. It's so basic it even has hand crank windows and you have to pull on a knob to turn the headlights on. How quaint is that, hey?
The speedo & odometer don't work, so I neither know how fast I'm driving or how many miles are on the thing. It has no CD player, though the guy I bought it from put big-ass speakers in the back, so I can listen to my three remaining cassettes very loud. (Human League, Best Of, Vivaldi's Four Seasons and U2 Rattle & Hum.) The guy I bought it from also put heavy duty front end parts and shocks, so I can go chase elephants in the swamps of Tanzania in it. It roars to life and runs beautifully, lots of room for both doggies, and crates, and hey I like Human League.
And the obligatory WOOF sticker of course, bling for my Jeep.

Elvis was under the Jeep toying with a field mousie. I checked, it was beyond saving and is now singing in the heavenly field mousie choir for eternity.


Blogger Poodlekiss said...

I like your blog but I would as its about your dogs!!

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

Wow, hand crank windows! It's hard to believe people even had arms back in the olden days of hand crank windows, huh?

7:22 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

poodlekiss, what a neat idea for a blog you have! I notice you have no Rotties there yet.... :)

Leigh-Anne, yes, no kidding! I reallyy don't LIKE power windows, I'm not sure why. I have a thing about it.
The jeep even has vinyl flooring, no carpet anyplace. I can practically hose out dog hair, mud and crumpled Starbucks coffee cups.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Leon said...

ha ha ha...i love those old one's...i had an old mazada hatchback a long tym back :D

12:55 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Leon, there's something about old vehicles I like...! This is a '91.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Junebugg said...

I got tons of tapes. Shoot me your addy in an email and I'll send you some. They're mostly blues and rock, if you're interested.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Junebugg, really?? Wow, that is such a nice offer...!!!!! I just caught this & have to go to work, running way way late but I will email you later.

10:00 AM  
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