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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bobble-Headed Dog in Car Actually a Real (Bobble-Headed) Dog

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

click to enlarge A real, live cur! - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • A real, live cur!

The old Coca-Cola motto used to note "you can't beat the real thing." This Yellow Cab driver seems to agree. Rather than settle for a standard dashboard bobble-headed dog for his vehicle, he's got the real thing!

SF Weekly at first mistook this creature for a Made-in-Taiwan decoration. We were disabused of our mistake when he slowly opened just his right eye and directed a cough-like bark at us out of the side of his mouth.

We were unable to track down the driver, who left his cab -- and companion -- parked on Van Ness near Grove. But Yellow Cab's dispatcher described the dog as "very well-behaved. He doesn't bite, he's very friendly."

He just doesn't like when you take his picture, it would seem.

  • Joe Eskenazi
  • Woof!

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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