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My girlfriend, Emily, had car trouble the other day. Which of course actually meant that I had car trouble because she borrowed my car and left me with hers! Car trouble can be a pain, but I had the best mechanic I know take a look at it for me.
Did I mention that I don’t actually know any mechanics in Chicago?
“Yeah, Will, I don’t think I’m qualified for this.”
Finding a mechanic who you trust can be tricky business, but as usual I had Eko to help. I found a few local shops and instead of calling I went for a run with Eko and made stops at each one. At one of the shops Eko was an instant hit with the employees and they even brought out a water bowl and treat for him. As it turned out, that shop also had very reasonable rates to go along with its friendly staff. It was a perfect match for us. We also met some new friends along the way.
“Charlotte” was hanging outside on her web. Eko wanted to go in for a closer sniff but I figured a photo would be safer
This dog had me cracking up. He just sat there in his “Most Interesting Dog In The World” pose watching us walk by. No barks, no growls, nothing. Just a dog enjoying the view
Once home, I thought Eko might have to steer the car while I pushed it to the shop but luckily I was able to limp it there under its own power. I suspect the work was expedited because the staff was eager for me to bring Eko and his wagging tail back for another visit. “He’s coming back with you to pick up the car, right?” one guy asked. The car was ready by the end of the day and I got to look like a hero, all thanks to Eko! But what else is new?
Good for you….sounds like at least PARTIALLY thanks to having Eko along, you got some good attention at the mechanic’s shop (yay), Eko made some new friends and got some treats (yay), and best of all your girlfriend’s car is fixed and you get YOURS back!
Mama says pups are very good people detectors! Wooooowooooooo!
Yep…Mom agrees you should always trust your pups judgment in other peeps! We spied a spider that looks just like that one yesterday!
Any body whoi a dog likes is ok by me. If my dog has a problem., so do I
That’s really cool. Maybe whee should get the hoomans to take us out with them too. Bet that’ll go down well in the shops! ^_^
Nacho, Buddy & Basil
Us dogs have so many useful functions for people, you just don’t always know until you find out by accident!
I’ve spent many an hour at the tire place or the dealership with my dog. I go for a walk while they work. Or better yet it is close enough that I can drop off the car, walk home, and walk back once it is fixed. Nala has always been welcome. My current dealer is in another city and the walking isn’t great, but we find a way. A great way to make friends!
You are smart to trust your boy to choose a mechanic, but you coulda fooled me. He looked like he could handle the job himself!!