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Goggle-Wearing Dog's Owner Might Be On To Something

By Justin Breen | March 6, 2017 5:24am | Updated on March 10, 2017 10:48am
 A dog wearing goggles on the Kennedy Expy. this month
A dog wearing goggles on the Kennedy Expy. this month
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CHICAGO — At least one city driver knows how to protect their pooch from flying highway debris.

Kim Foy of Pace RideShare this month chuckled when she noticed the car driving next to her had a dog sticking its head out the window ... while wearing goggles.

"The driver looked at us and all we could do was wave and laugh," Foy said.

The photo was taken as she headed toward Downtown on the Kennedy Expy. with the self storage facility at 2001 N. Elston Ave. in the background.

Whoever is responsible for the dog might be on to something. Dogs love to stick their heads out of the windows of fast-moving cars to have the wind in their face, but it could cause a serious injury. Flying debris like leaves, rocks or insects can damage dogs' eyes, according to Pet Health Network.

Pace RideShare "helps commuters get around Northeastern Illinois and offers travel resources for carpooling, vanpooling, bus, train and biking/walking," according to its website.