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Monday, July 13, 2015

We Have A New Ride!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, with some fairly exciting news here at Ao4 Headquarters.  Dad got us a new vehicle!  Check it out!


It's Honda's newest vehicle!

The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V!!!

That's right, an HR-V -- a Husky Recreational Vehicle!!!

We let Dad break it in for a while, then the other day we all loaded up to see what we thought.

One of the really cool features that Mom loves is called the "magic seat". Basically, you can flip up either one or both of the rear seats so you have a ton of floor-to-ceiling space. The Honda people say it's for transporting tall things, but Mom thought it would be a really easy way for Cam to hop into the back seat! Cam can jump from the driveway to the seat, but she prefers to go from driveway to vehicle floor to seat.  It's super-easy access!  Here's Cam, getting in for the first time:

"Oh, there's so much ROOM in here!"

Once Cam jumped in, Mom reached over to fasten her seatbelt, then brought the flipped-up seat back down, had a seat herself, then got buckled in, too.

"Oh, this is nice! And the ride is so smooth! How are things in the front seat, Maggie?"

The front seat is GREAT!

"This is one cool Husky Recreational Vehicle, Dad!"

Speaking of cool, the air-conditioning had me and Dad nice and cool up front, but what about Cam and Mom?

"Totally comfy back here, Mags!"

And apparently plenty of room for Cam to lay down, too!  The radio and a bunch of other stuff has a touch screen, which is AWESOME!  I figured out how to change stations in no time at all!

Here's another cool feature of the HR-V!

"Ooh, look!  A Snooter Rest!!"

Apparently, it's also called a "Maggie Get Your Snooter Out Of The Cup Holder", but that's mighty long.  I think Snooter Rest is much better!

Oh.  So where did we go?  To Tuttle Creek State Park, to see what we could see.  If you'd like to see any of Mom's bird shots from the day, please click here.

"Nah, I'm comfy.  I'll stay here."
"Me, too.  Ooh!  Mom, there's a birdie over there!"

Sometimes, when I go for rides, this happens:

"I'm starting to feel sooooooo sleeeeeeee-peeeeee...."

Fortunately, the HR-V comes with ...


... a Chin Rest.  How nice is that?!?

That's pretty much a wrap.


Cam and I definitely give our new HR-V - Husky Recreational Vehicle - our seal of approval!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. That is so funny, our Mom totally wants one of them too! Her car is not quite old enough yet to trade in (she likes to drive them into the ground) but when she saw that car she's thinking about changing her mind! It looks perfect for transporting pups! So cool!

    Kiki and Nala

  2. Yay for NEW car rides!!

  3. Maggie, we think the Honda peeps made the front seat area with you in mind! We're glad you all liked it so much! Our daddy will be getting a new vehicle soon and it most likely will be the same color as your dad's since the other choice is the same color as Mommy's new car and that's too matchy match in the garage.

    PeeS: One question. Why did it take from IMG 7979 to IMG 9543 before you could test it out? Shouldn't your test have been IMG 7980?

  4. that looks like a wonderful new ride - no excuse not to go exploring all over the place :)

  5. Wow, you sure have a great dad to buy a customized vehicle just for you. Personal entry system, scooter rest, chin rest, slumber setting just for Maggie. I'll keep. My eye outdoor the HRV letters on the back and wave my tail if I see you on the road!

  6. Oops.....should say snootier rest.

  7. wow - those Honda guys are branching out....we had no idea they were making recreational vehicle just for Huskys :) sounds like you have all the gadgets figured out

  8. Very nice new vehicle. And how nice of them to get you a Husky Recreational Vehicle. That is a cool feature with that magic seat. Ciara likes to get in on the floor too, but then she also likes to stay on the floor. Lightning just makes a giant leap to the seat. Enjoy your new HR-V and lots of luck with it.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  9. What a handsome new ride! We love it! When do you get to go for ice cream to christen the new seats?!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  10. What a wonderful and husky-ready vehicle!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Fantastic! We love our CRV
    Lily & Edward

  12. Nice ride! It looks good on you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. Nice HRV! but are you sure the HRV isn't for Husky Resting Vehicle? such cool places for resting your husky parts! i wanna see a video (with sound) when you figure out the radio Mags!

  15. Oh I TRULY love it!!! (I have only driven Hondas!!) I have had 3 Civics and 2 Honda Fits! My husband drives an Accord! Love this! I especially love "Husky Recreation Vehicle" BOL! Wishing you safe travels! It is soooooooooo sharp!

  16. A snooter rest AND a chin rest!! WOWZERS! I want my own.


  17. We got a new car recently too. We will have to show it to you too.

  18. pawsome! your new ride is beautiful! how nice of the Honda folks to make that car so pup-friendly, what with the chin and snooter rest an all :) have fun adventuring in it now!
    Hmmm...is it Honda that makes the CR-V (Cat Recreational Vehicle)? our mom should've gotten one of those when she went car shopping last.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

  19. Your Husky Recreational Vehicle sounds totally pawesome!! I bet you'll have all sorts of amazing adventures in it. I wonder if they make any kind of Boxermobile...