Whenever I see a dog in a car, it makes me smile. They're always so happy to be out on the road with you; noses out the window taking in miles of smells. And when you park to run inside for a jiff, they hop up into the driver's seat ready to take the wheel for you.
A guy driving a truck with his dog riding shotgun is just a little bit of Americana. Of course seeing a dog loose in the bed of a pickup is something you don't want to see. Just too dangerous and a rotten way to treat your best friend.
This seems like another bad idea:
Thanks for the goggles, but where's my helmet and full leathers?