We had a few Subarus in Timba's lifetime, and when we adopted Hobie, in 2000, and Hector five months after Timba died, we continued the Subaru tradition. Hobie and Hector were always with me on the trips to the Cape. They were my companions, as well as my protection. During the Hobie/Hector Years we had a few Subarus: the maroon 1999 Legacy wagon (whenever Hector saw a maroon station wagon, it didn't matter the make, he would get so excited, and I would say "I'm with you! It's not me!" ha ha ha). Then, the black 2003 Legacy wagon, pictured here.
Then, the white 2006 Tribeca (the only Subaru I didn't like very much, although it was certainly big enough to carry us and all of our gear). And finally, the 2009 Forester that we still drive today.
Check out Subaru's interactive Facebook app "Dog Tested, Dog Approved"
http://subar.us/USzh6V Here you can make a drivers' license for your dog (please be sure to use a FAKE address!) Here is Hobie's driver's license!
You can ask one of Subaru's canine experts for advice; or map out your favorite dog walk. After you've "Liked" the Dog Tested Facebook page, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter contest for some great prizes including Visa gift cards in the amount of $350 or $150..... the contest runs all week, until Feb 24th, and you can enter once a day. Winners will be announced within 48 hours after the raffle closes. Here's all the info you need in this widget: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hector died very suddenly in 2011. My heart still breaks to think of the last days we spent together, driving hurriedly to the Cape and back with Hurricane Irene bearing down upon us. I think the rushed trip added to his downfall. To make me feel better, I like to think that his spirit resides in the 2009 Forester, and I feel him there with me.
Five months after Hector died, we got Charlie Brown, and he and Hobie accompanied me to the Cape all throughout 2012 while Charlie was growing up. We had many walks in Wiley Park, and the Subaru never let us down.
This post is sponsored by Subaru. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign, but k2k9/K.S. Mueller only shares news for things we support. We are huge fans of Subaru, and have always said we should be in their commercials!