Why My Doggy Loves the Proggy Awards
Yesterday, I found my dog Henry’s “bucket list.” He’s a pretty open guy, so he won’t mind if I share:
- Get five minutes alone with Michael Vick (that’s on my list too)
- Play Sandy in a community-theater production of Annie
- Win the Cutest Mutt Alive contest
- Catch his tail
- See his dream of a car built for canines come true
While the first four aren’t really possible (Henry’s a licker, not a fighter; he’s too short to play Sandy; he’s ineligible for the contest; and, well, he has a stump for a tail), American Honda Motor Company’s new Honda Element Concept has made number five happen.
Honda has long been a leader in animal-friendly design, first earning a PETA Proggy Award back in 2005—and the company haven’t stopped innovating since.
The new “pupped-out” ride includes a cushioned mesh canine containment system for the cargo area and the back seat; safety pet restraints; a collapsible ramp; spill-proof water bowl; a fan; fur- and leak- resistant seat covers; a dog-bone–patterned rubber mat; and a special leash and dog tag.
Puts the “wow” in “bow wow,” right? Tongues would totally wag if you pulled up to your local dog park in a sweet ride like this! But don’t worry if buying Honda’s doggie-mobile isn’t doable for you right now. Your hounds don’t care what kind of hoopty you drive. All they care about is hanging out with you.
Written by Amy Elizabeth