October 01, 2011

Community Safety Week...Traffic Safety Number One


Wow, we have some really amazing things to share with you this week.  Some serious, some funny, some helpful and some just entertaining.  We hope you enjoy them all.  Here is a list of all of the events and links to find them.
Deputy Zona:  Trick-or-Treat Safety
Chief Investigator Pip:  Identity Theft
Deputy Bert:  Search and Rescue
Fire Chief Bucky:  Parade
Nurse Maggie Mae:  First Aid and Food Poisons
Civilian Desk Clerk Mona:  Plant Poisons
Road Dogs:  Transportation to all Events
Me:  Traffic Safety

So:  My Traffic Safety Event will be presented in three parts:

First:  Chasing Cars
Second:  Travelling
Third:  Moving Vehicles

Chasing Cars is near and dear to many of our hearts.  This can be a great sport, fabulous exercise and really entertaining!  One problem…it’s incredibly DANGEROUS!

Seriously, this sport is not for the faint hearted.  I have been studying this situation and doing extensive research and I have formulated several preferred methods for getting the maximum excitement with no risk to life and paw.

Method A:  The simulator.

Sure, it lacks the cardio aerobic benefits, but it is definitely safe.  Just don’t fall off your puter chair!   BWAR HAR HAR

Method B:  Fight Fire with Fire.

Well, this one is safe too…as long as you can steer and still reach the pedals!  BWAR HAR HAR  But it also is missing the exercise potential while you're behind the wheel.


First, get your chauffeur in the driver's seat and get your bearings...


This is the preferred tactic for chasing cars.   It provides action and exercise, yet from inside another moving car there is no danger of getting your tootsies squashed.  Let your peeps drive you and you’re in business! 

This concludes the first installment of my Traffic Safety series.  Tune back in for more later this week. 

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP


Road Dog Tales said...

Hey Sarge! Great post! That's our preferred method of chasing cars, too! Hope some of those car-chasing pups out there read your post and change their tactics!

The Road Dogs

Finn said...

YES YES YES! We chase bicyclists this way too! Love it!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

DANG... BUDDY, you TROUNCED that TANKER!!! I'll bet it is parked somewhere quaking on its tires!!!
My mom LOVES watchin you do that!!
ESPECIALLY in the back of Jennifer Jeep with the seats down.. so you can REALLY put it to em!!! I'm just sayin.
THIS was an excellent post.. with plenty of alternatives and opportunities put out there fur everybuddy to chews from.
GOOD Job, Chief.

sprinkles said...

This was a very informative post. Who knew there were so many different ways to chase cars?

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Top idea, Sarge. We're going to try that.....except Bella the only one to chase wheels always sits on the floor behind the passenger seat!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Yup...#3 looks like da most fun. Our former packmate, Dusty (RIP) used to chase pickup trucks from inside da yard. Her would be inside da fence and da truck on da outside. Her did dis for almost 18 years before her went to da Bridge.

K9 Katastrophie said...

BOL! Hey Sarge! Those are some great options! I would like to try diving myself..but...I don't have thumbs!!!!!!


Maggie Mae and Max said...


I likes da #3 way da best too! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Two French Bulldogs said...

we like driving fast with mom. We chase the cars that way.
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Wow Sarge you are really somethin chasin that big HUGE tanker! Wow I would have been so scared but you just gave it what for!

Thanks for all the pawsome advise!

Woos, Tessa

The Daily Pip said...

This is SO HELPFUL, Sarge! Thanks! Love seeing you in action in the videos!!

I had a doggie buddy who used to chase city buses! Seriously, when you were walking him and a bus would go by you had to hold him back or he would go crazy. My mom used to help walk him and WOW! Jack was about your size and my mom is only 5"2. She had to use all her strength to hold him back. Fortunately, he never escaped!

Your pal, Pip

Unknown said...

woo are so right. You're method is superior. Much faster and you can might siren sounds too.


Ps- I like the motor propelling tail action too

WFT Nobby said...

Most useful advice Sarge. Thank you!

Mack said...

AWESOME! Yes - the Sarge way is a million times better than getting squashed!

Your pal,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom says she prefers the virtual method A. She saw way too many pups hurt or killed when she was a child more than 100 years ago when there were no leash laws. But we think you have some very creative ideas, Sarge.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Elaine Pritchard said...


Love and licks, Winnie

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

C is for sure the best way to go with the AC on. Love this post!!

In answer to you earlier comment on my safety post...of course you may have one of each!! We gots more, but Mommy didn't put them all out.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Weenie

Berts Blog said...

My Vickie likes your preferred method but warns others to make sure the windows are cold.

Yep its true, She had a car chaser that went head over heals out the window one time.

A few cuts and burises but she lived to chase again.

Great post.


Anonymous said...

:) Flo would take option 2 but no stoopid disposable thumbs so can't turn key in ignition. Doh! Option 3 it is...

H and Flo

Asta said...

That is a most excellent post
sadly, I don't have a caw and can nevew chase anything cause I'm aways on a leash, but I do get to sit in NewYawk City Cabs and about once a yeaw in a wental caw, bwahhahahahaha

enjoy the wind fow me
smoochie kisses

Sagira said...

Sounds like you have a great staff on hand to keep everything safe and sound.