Four Wheel Drive Challenge


Since we live in the mountains, many of the roads that we travel are not paved.  It is important to have a vehicle that can handle these challenges, and that is one of the many reasons that we have a Jeep (Ok.  That, and our hu-dad loves driving it).  The Jeep can handle mud, snow, off-road, etc.  In a week like this past one where all of the dirt roads are snow covered, you often are slinging a fair bit of mud on the Jeep.  Not a problem.


Well, it might be a problem if your favorite riding position is hanging out the window like Kodiak.  Have no fear for his safety, he is only allowed to do this on roads where speeds are slow and he always, always, always wears his seat belt (the black harness around his body).  Unfortunately, all of those safety tactics do not protect him from the danger of four wheel drive:




  1. Steve & Kat on December 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I think that makes Kodiak look all rugged like a bad boy. Girls love bad boys.


  2. Mochi on December 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    LOL, that’s totally cute! 🙂


  3. Princess on December 13, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Wouldn’t it be more fun digging in it??? Woos…

  4. Clive on December 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Wish I was allowed to get muddy like that!

    Great photo Kodiak!

    love and woofs

  5. Huffle Mawson on December 10, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Kodiak, now you’re a pickle nose like Dave of the Ao4!

  6. Bentley on December 10, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Oh, that’s funny! Sorry to laugh at your expense Kodiak, but that’s just cute. Thanks for making my human mom laugh. She really needed a laugh today.


  7. Wild Dingo on December 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Kodiak was so due for a spa mud treatment. Please make sure he gets a mani-pedi, followed by a shiatsu massage and cukecumbers on his baggy eyes….

    wild dingo

  8. Murphydog on December 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Ummm…Kodiak. Ya gots a little sumthin on your face.

    what fun! I LOVE mud!

    wags, wiggles and slobbers

  9. Samantha on December 10, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Looks like you’ve had a pawesome time off-roading, you adventurous pup! Love those “freckles” too!
    Hugs xo

  10. Amanda on December 10, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Totally worth it in my opinion.

    What kind of seat belt harness do you have? My humans are trying to find something that would work when walking too.

  11. Denns the Vizsla on December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I used to look like that from time to time after a particularly muddy bout of mountain biking …

  12. Jeanine on December 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

    OMG!!! Coffee up the nose!! Needed a warning before all that cuteness!!! hahaha!

  13. Stella on December 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

    A boys gotta do what a boys gotta do! A few dirt freckles are a small price to pay for serious observation!


  14. The OP Pack on December 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Bet he doesn’t mind in the least.

    Woos, Thunder and Phantom

  15. MAXDOG on December 10, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Oh Kodiak…you look like Tammy sometimes looks!!! – although yours is unintentional! Our Tammy purposely seeks out those ‘drips’ from our trees and roofs – and lies under them. I think she has secret desires of being a dalmation!
    Thanks for making us laugh!

  16. Khyra on December 10, 2009 at 1:46 am

    What nice offroad frekhkles woo have!


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