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Published:September 30th, 2015 14:19 EST

Dog Left Alone in Truck Drives it Into Lake

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police say a dog had to be rescued after it drove a pickup truck into a lake in Maine.


Ellsworth Police say a man was walking the dog near Branch Lake on Saturday afternoon in Ellsworth. He put the dog into the truck after an encounter with another dog.

While the Brewer man spoke to the other dog`s owner, the Yorkshire terrier managed to bump the Chevrolet Silverado into gear, causing it to roll about 75 feet into the lake, and bounce off a rock before sinking in roughly 10 feet of water."

NBC News

Dogs were created by the Almighty to serve as loyal companions to humans, and there is nothing more natural than to see a pooch sticking his head out of a truck.

But canines aren`t blessed with opposable thumbs, and driving a vehicle is beyond their physical and intellectual capabilities. That`s why dogs should never be left alone in a car, they are restless creatures by nature, and they are bound to bump the car into gear, or step on the gas pedal.

The Yorkshire terrier bumped the huge truck into gear, causing it roll into the lake. The terrified pooch was rescued by a family friend, but the truck is a total loss.

Moral of this story: It`s OK to let your dog ride shotgun with you, but don`t leave him alone in your automobile.

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