March 09, 2008

You can take the dog out of the track: but you can't take the track out of the dog.

posted by mr_crash_davis to other at 08:06 PM - 6 comments

Funny story, crash. I found another link to the story here. Here's a funny video of a different dog on the pitch.

posted by BoKnows at 08:32 PM on March 09, 2008

As an owner of a retired racer, I love this story!! My dog once did something similar at a large suburban dog park. She started running along the fence line and it triggered something and the next thing I knew, she had taken off and was out of sight. The funny part was that the fence curved into a small pond. I didn't see her but I do know she came trotting back to me, soaking wet. To this day I think she followed the fence right into that pond.

posted by misskaz at 08:56 AM on March 10, 2008

If that was my dog, I'd be the proudest dog owner in town. I'd apologize profusely to everyone concerned, and I'd probably be on the hook for a few rounds among the people involved, but on the whole, this is really neat.

posted by chicobangs at 12:05 PM on March 10, 2008

I just get a tickle out of this. There is nothing to add, really, but I have to agree with chico. I would be real proud that my dog had the roar of the crowd and the bright lights as an inspiration to give it one more go around. And thanks for the second link to the story, Bo. That's a cute pooch.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:28 PM on March 10, 2008

I find it hard to believe there'd be enough of a crowd to make a discernible noise at a game between Blackpool Reserves and Burnley Reserves, though I suppose it is a local derby. The story was obviously big news in Blackpool though if Bo's link is anything to go by.

posted by squealy at 10:47 AM on March 11, 2008

I was hoping that was true, squealy. It makes this into a lower-pressure thing, and everyone can have a good laugh. Everyone wins, including the dog.

posted by chicobangs at 01:30 PM on March 11, 2008

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