Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Open Container Ticket For Brutus???

So, what do you suppose this picture of Brutus sound asleep in the back seat of my car

has to do with this

and this??

A LOT!! Brutus was a very naughty boy today, and almost got me in HUGE trouble!!

I have a friend coming to the lake tomorrow, and I had stopped at the liquor store in the cities to pick up a few things to make some Long Island Iced Teas. There were four bottles all packed nicely together in a bag, and since the back of my car was full of luggage and groceries, and the middle seat was full of Brutus, I put the bag of liquor behind the driver's seat. It was safely tucked in, and I knew it wouldn't go flying around anywhere. I was about one hour in to the trip when I started to smell something funny. Almost fruity. It wasn't something that I was familiar with, and I just couldn't figure it out......until I turned around. There was Brutus, sitting up in the back seat, having a few swigs out of the Southern Comfort bottle!! I couldn't believe it! Actually, I could, in the sense that he loves alcohol, but I was driving 65 mph down a major freeway.

Now, keep in mind that I have never even had a speeding ticket. The first thing I did was reach back and grab the bottle away from him, so now I'm driving 65 mph down the freeway holding a partially gone bottle of Southern Comfort. Oh.....My.....God!! I will be the first to admit that in high school I made some pretty stupid mistakes when it came to drinking and driving, and thankfully no harm was ever done, but since we have become aware of the risks, dangers, and LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS, I am super careful. All I kept thinking was "how would I ever explain this to a police officer". Does it fall in to the same category as "my dog ate my homework"? For some reason, I'm thinking that a good old boy in uniform might not think that it's quite as funny as I thought it was. Yep, I actually thought it was funny. If you really think about it long enough, all you can do is laugh.

I pulled off at the first exit I came to and managed to find the mangled cap. I gathered up ALL of the liquor bottles and put them in the back of the car. Brutus had a pretty good nap for the rest of the ride, other than a few "burps".



  1. Oh, Brutus. Why am I not surprised? There's a boy after my own heart.

  2. bwahahahahah!! he's such a cad! i could just imagine that conversation with a state trooper. "i'm sorry officer. my dog ate my alcohol." ((as the whole car and you reek of alcohol)) it's a good thing he's cute, huh?