Dog Gets Stuck In Engine Bay For 12 Miles And Is A-Ok

Oh, what's this, in my special inbox tag for "silly dog things that also involve cars just to brighten up my day just as soon as Travis starts saying he hates my face?" A story, from the Beeb, of indeed a silly dog thing? How lovely. This starts out so nice.

A three-month-old puppy took an unexpected 12-mile journey when it got trapped in the engine of a car.

Adorable!

The Jack Russell, called Betty Boop, travelled round Salford in a car driven by its owner's neighbour.

Charming!

Betty was taken along the East Lancashire Road to Swinton and back, travelling up to 50mph but was discovered unscathed in the car.

Splendid!

"We think she spent the journey on the gearbox. She is so lucky to still be alive," said Betty's owner Gary Rose.

Huzzah!

"If she had put her head a bit further in, she would have got caught by the fan, or the fan belt, the camshaft."

OH GOD WHY WOULD YOU PUT THAT IMAGE IN MY HEAD??? THERE IT IS, THE DOGS HEAD BEING SLOWLY SHAVEN AND WHITTLED AWAY BY A WHIRRING FAN BELT. GETTING CHOPPED UP BY A SPINNING FAN INTO VERY THIN SLICES. DANCING ON TOP OF THE CAM LOBES. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?? WHY? WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS? PUT IT BACK PUT IT BACK.

Mr Rose, who describes his pet as inquisitive and mischievous, said: "The golden rule in this house is shut the gate, shut the gate, shut the gate."

I hate you, England.

Photo credit (not of the actual dog): Puppies Are Prozac