When I gaze into the auburn-colored eyes of my Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, Molly, I sense her communicating two things to me: "I really love you so much, human," and, "Please take me on a drive so I can stick my head out the window. My god, I love sticking my head out of the window."
And she really does; as do most dogs. Is it the feeling of the wind? The comforting rumble of my 2001 CRV beneath her paws? None of the above? Turns out, there's a simple reason why dogs love car rides.