Out West, “drive ’em, dogie” means moving motherless calves along the trail.
Here in Westport it refers to a new trend: people driving cars with their dogs on their laps.
An alert “06880” reader emailed us about this disturbing development — one we’ve noticed too.
What is it about our town that turns normally intelligent people into spectacularly poor decision-makers?
Are folks here so attached to their pooches that they can’t bear to leave home without them? Do they think their pets will be so bereft sitting in the passenger (or, worse, rear) seats that they need to plop them (the dogs) in their (the drivers’) laps?
We’ve already seen an epidemic of texting, reading, nail clipping and mascara applying while driving.
We’re afraid to ask.