I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Oh please, when we’re driving
I just don’t understand
So until we’re arriving
I need to hold your haaaaaannndd!
Please let me hold your haa-aaa-aaa-aaand
I wanna hold your hand!

The uploader of this video notes that his dog “only really does this when I go on this specific route. She knows that I will be leaving her for a few hours to go to work (I take her to my parents they have a huge backyard to run around in). Any other time I go out she’s a lot more calm and just watches out the window. Still holds my hand though.”



  1. ceejoe says:

    awwww…. twue wuv, she wuvs you!

  2. Rachael says:

    She doesn’t want her daddy to leave her! If he really cared, he’d quit his job and just snuggle with her all day. I’m just sayin’. 🙂

  3. Marci B says:

    Now that dog was a human in another life!! How sweet is this video!!! Thanks for making me smile in the AM!!!

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Driving Miss Crazy

  5. I used to hold paws with my kitty Schwitters. This is so sweet.

  6. longdistancegirl says:

    …When ever the cat has to go anywhere in the car, I have to sing to her the entire drive or she meowls like someone’s killing her in that carrier. I feel the pain of this driver.

  7. I love how he strokes her paw with his thumb…What a sweet couple!

  8. OMG this is so sweet. I love this!

  9. “You’re coming back, right? Promise? Shake on it? Pinky swear? Pinky swear again? Shake on it again? Are you sure? Are you sure? DON’T LEAAAAVE MEEEEEE…”


  10. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    So… much… WIN…

  11. Rachael says:

    Yeah, it really doesn’t get any better than that.

  12. Tazmania says:

    Mine too does that once in a while. Not as dramatic as this, but still. My girlfriend doesn’t….

  13. ‘S how I feel right now…gotta go in for surgery in a couple of hours and will NOT wanna leave the hubby. Wish I could bring my Bostie in with me, somehow she brings a comfort that humans just can’t bring.

  14. The winner and still champeen Oakley!

  15. I’m sending healing thoughts your way Gaz and crossing fingers and toes that everything will go swimmingly and that you get well soon !

  16. I saw this on TV yesterday, I just knew it would be on CO soon!

  17. ceejoe says:

    Warm and healing thoughts to you, Gaz.

  18. How sweet is she? (And he!) She’s so ladylike; all she’s missing is a strand of pearls.

    Reminds me of when I was a kid, my mom says about the car ahead of us: “What a weird wife that fellow has” (except in a slightly more, er, colorful way (in Swedish)). We pass the car, and turns out the “woman” in the passenger seat was… an Afghan Hound.

    Good times. 🙂

  19. My cat Charlotte would curl up by my head at night and stick her paw into my hand and we would sleep that way. If my hand wasn’t out, I would get a tap on the face.

  20. It’ll go fine. We’re all pulling for you, including Bostie.

  21. Awwww…. Demanding little things, aren’t they?

  22. Theresa says:

    I sent this in! I SENT THIS IN! I sent theeeess eeen! *dances wildly*

  23. Theresa says:

    I can just see the cartoon in Mad Magazine; Miss Afghan Hound has especially wide and long-lashed eyes. 😆

  24. ScoutsMom says:

    My Scout does this, too. She likes to hold paws before going to sleep and if I pull my hand away, she will reach out for it. Makes me feel loved.

  25. Awwww, she doesn’t want her papa to leave her. So cute

  26. Rachael says:

    God bless you and watch over you, Gaz. And just think how happy your Bostie will be when you get home!

  27. Theresa says:

    My Stinky loved paw massages. Dante disdains to let me hold his paw. 😛

  28. dgerish says:

    I concur.

  29. Nah. Too sweet to have been a human.

  30. dgerish says:

    Good wishes, Gaz. Years ago, I suggested to my dental assistant that I would be happier if I could bring my cat along while she cleaned my teeth. Then, if a particular poke hurt, said cat would bite the assistant in retaliation. Don’t know why she wasn’t into that idea. . .

  31. dgerish says:

    My oldest cat tried this all weekend while I was sewing. At home, not in the car.

  32. phred's mom says:

    please keep us posted. our thoughts will be with you . . . even if hubby
    and bostie can’t be.

  33. NormallyLurksOnly says:

    Schwitters? Did your kitty engage in Dadaist meowing? What a great name for a talkative kitty, bravo!

  34. LauraH says:

    I can’t even see what the dog’s owner looks like but he obviously needs to be in Men of CuteOverload calendar just because of the way he holds his pupster’s hand and reassures her.

  35. Oh, if there were only a way to get paid for that… Great video and what a good Dad!

  36. Fird Birfle says:

  37. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooooooooooo I wanna kitty that does this.


    (but at the moment, I must admit to myself, that I don’t feel sufficiently motivated to do a good job on the “housecleaning” aspects. This is an element of why CO keeps me relatively up, on my “kitty fix”) 🙂

  38. Fird Birfle says:


    This entirely reminds me of a condo in which I was a rent-paying/ sharing roommate.
    SS had a four-legged fellow named Sydney (great name btw). I believe he was maybe a Bassett Hound altho at the moment, I’ve got a lot percolating and can’t really slow down for that detail. Anyhow — PAMPERED AND SPOILED out the YinYang.
    He WAS adorable but def. not managed by an Alpha Female. She worked/ dental office. She did what I now understand by Pet Stylists was xACTLY the wrong thing by working up the drama as she left for work each day: extra snacks and then BOOM out the door. OMG the whining and crying and baying and all of that —
    FROM THE full-length LEATHER couch at the window, btw. I’m sure that all the condo neighbors assumed that SS was at the very least electroshocking Sydney.

    Still, a BH is adorable lookin’, even when he’s being a crybaby.

  39. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooooo noes Gaz !!

    Hopefully the surgery will make things “all betteuw”???

    *praying for Gaz*

    UPDATE US when you or a friend can do so ….:)

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    gryt FTW

  41. warm fuzzies and positive energy coming your way!

  42. Fird Birfle says:


    (and also yay for anybody else, if they turn up later and say “me too” !!!)

    Delighted for Everyone Involved.

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    YES totally.

  44. and beautiful long hair!
    high-maintenance broads, though…


    sorry… I’ll try to regain composure…

    (it’s not working…

  46. Fird Birfle says:

    *pulls out the Hello Kitty Defibrithingamajigg*

  47. Just make sure it’s not the dentist who took out all of her ex boyfriends teeth as revenge!

  48. Kellygirl says:

    I have a 1 year old husky mix, and she likes to hold paws too when I’m driving her over to her grandparents house every morning! (else she rests her chin on my arm when I’m shifting) So sweet – and ironic!

  49. I’m sure her name isn’t “Miss Crazy”, but, do you know, I think it might just suit her?

  50. Emmberrann says:

    Isn’t wonderful we have Physicians Assistant Fird to handle the Hello Kitty Defibrithingie, and the Hello Kitty bandages, and the Hello Kitty tissues whenever we need them? I, for one, am ever grateful, FB, ’cause I don’t know diddly about working them defibrithingies!
    On the other hand, Mr. Picky was not a clinging vine when it came to holding paws. He wanted only to share my chair and would squirm his way between the arm of the chair and me. It was much easier for him to get skridgies, ear strokings, and massages that way. He’d pull his paws away if you held them too long — a sort-of “leave mah feets alone, Ma, or Ah’ll Bite Ya!”

  51. Hope it goes well, Gaz.

  52. OH, I’m so glad you like it! He actually did a little sound poetry like his namesake – random yowling that started when he was dragging a plaything around, then continued unconnected from any stimulus. Just resting. Not looking at anyone. If the music was loud-ish (opera especially) then he just increased his volume. Sometimes the sound would start with a kind of gurgle, then finish in a Yoww Yoow. (It was more muffled if he had the toy in his mouth, of course.) 😀

  53. He’s got a really nice voice too.

  54. loribelle says:

    If Mr. Driver doesn’t quit his job to stay home holdin’ pawsies, the LEAST he could do is get a car w/ an automatic transmission, so there is is no pesky shifting to get in the way of the paw-holding en route.

  55. and the crowd goes WILD! good job, Theresa!

  56. Our kitty Moonpie was really ok with claw clipping, but she did NOT cotton onto paw petting. She had the nicest chubby black paws, but no. You’d put your hand on her paw, and she’d pull it out so she could be on top. Over and over. Not in an ugly way, just firm. She was an animal who liked to be in charge.

  57. Positive vibes coming your way Gaz. Hope all goes well. 🙂

  58. Theresa says:

    My uncle’s basset hound is named Flash. 😆

  59. You need to get an automatic car or put the dog on the back sit…… Just saying!

  60. prinsasshelly says:

    agreed. petitioning for mococ immediately. identify him!

  61. Mine does that same thing when I’m watching tv and trying to relax for the evening. If he’s antsy, he comes in and taps until I hold his hand. All I have to do is hold it for awhile while I’m watching the tube, then he is fine.

  62. Doesn’t get any more cuter than this!

  63. Marianne says:

    I think the beautiful dog is nauseous; see how she’s yawning all the time? That’s not sleepiness, it’s upset stomach and trying to burp, and Miss Crazy is asking her human for help by reaching for his hand. Maybe the drive to grandparents’ house is much longer than to other places & that’s why she’s more upset.
    Good for human for holding her paw and giving her a big yard to run around, even if it is trauma to get there!

  64. Yay!! Standing O.

  65. Theresa says:

    Stinky loved paw massages so much he would emit these huge, grunty purrs and wiggle around on his back and drool. 😛 Dante, as I said, disdains paw contact, but Mimi was beyond disdain. She had little dainty white mittens that nobody was permitted to touch. 😛

  66. Theresa says:

    Was it because he liked it or objected to it? 😛

  67. Theresa says:

    “Did you say ‘mattress’ to Mr Verity? Now we have to stand in the tea chest and sing.”

  68. Fird Birfle says:


  69. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh heh

  70. Fird Birfle says:

    but aren’t ALL Babes, high-maintenance???

    *not sure if I really am tuff enuff to hear the anser*

  71. Fird Birfle says:


    I sent that story link to my two frens’ who have the weird sense of ironic to…um… well … “appreciate it” isn’t the accurate phrase ……

  72. Fird Birfle says:

    I KNOW I’m gonna regret asking this, Th., but …*braces self*…. for what perceivable reason would one associate a B. H. with the term “flash”?????

    *hides around the corner until the anser is revealed, ‘cuz I’m a coward like that.*

  73. Theresa says:

    It’s just my Uncle Frank’s sense of humor.

    BTW, Uncle Frank is my dad’s brother. :mrgreen:

  74. Stressfactor says:

    You… never watched “The Dukes of Hazard” did you. The Sheriff character, Roscoe P. Coltrane, had a ‘police dog’ that was a Bassett Hound named ‘Flash’. The joke being that Flash was neither fast nor really a police dog but Roscoe thought she was.

    And it’s saaaaad that I remember that.

  75. Not quite hand holding, but my dad’s beagle, Sammy, did something similar.

    Dad drove a manual transmission pickup truck and would habitually rest his right hand on the stick shift. If Sammy was along for the ride, he (Sammy) would paw at my dad’s right hand until dad would break down and pet him. Dad would stop, put his hand on the stick shift again, and Sammy would starting pawing at him again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    I miss that Sammy pooch.

  76. With ya on that. I love how he holds her hand too. I’m sure he is gorgeous.

  77. I immediately assumed it was a reference to them Duke boys and their wacky antics. It’s the perfect name for a BH!

  78. skippymom says:

    That’s what Skippy does. When I try to hold his hand, he pulls it out and puts it over mine, pinning my hand down. He’s definitely sending a message about who is in charge in our relationship.

  79. skippymom says:

    Years ago I knew a basset hound named Badger whose nickname was Lightning.

  80. tweetie says:

    Actually, my dog does the same thing on the way to the dog park. I think it is the anticipation. She obviously has a ball there, maybe this dog is acting like this for other reasons than thinking about missing her owner. We do project thoughts and feelings on to our pets, maybe this is just nervousness and anticipation? No doubt the hand-holding is comforting though:)
    How does she act when getting out of the car?

  81. tommygirl says:

    ahhh best chuckle I’ve had all day 😀

  82. Such an awesomely cute video. Dawwwwwww…sweet pupperooni.

  83. CoffeeCup says:
  84. in our house this is the “my paw on top” game. Admittedly I may be the only one enjoying it…

  85. I also had a Kitty Schwitters growing up! I used to call her Kitty Witty Schwitters, or sometimes just Kitty Schwitters or Kitty Witters. Small world.

  86. Fird Birfle says:


    RIP Sammy the Pooch/ beagle.

    yay Dad !

  87. Fird Birfle says:


  88. mousie says:

    He’s just letting you know who wears the paws in the family.

  89. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooooo nope. I gots’ t’admit, that I never DID watch the Dukes/ Hazard.

    YA GOT ME !!! Guilty, as charged, sir /maam!!

    (however, thx for inserting the data!!! Appreciated.)

  90. Fird Birfle says:

    no no Felic; they’re ALL participating joyfully.

    they told me so

    Shifty Eyes

  91. Gaz…sending you gentle cyber-hugs, along with positive, healing thoughts.

  92. Shannon says:

    Oh tell me about it. I had a really bad experience at the dentist once and now I freak out whenever I have to go. Once when I was, literally, shaking in my boots laying in the chair, the dentist ( a different one this time!) asked what he could to make me feel better. I said nothing. I want my dog to lay his head in my lap. I’m quite the dentist looked at me askance. I’m not sure I’d ever been looked at askance before that. Now I always want my pup with me when I go to the dentist.

  93. Vet told me that dog yawning is actually an expression of anxiety!

  94. I’m so glad you addressed this. I noticed the yawning and wondered. Now I get it. She really gets upset being without Pawpaw. Aww. 🙂

  95. varekai97x says:

    My dentist sometimes brings his bichon to the office with him. Since they know I’m a scaredy cat anyway and they loan me the stuffed animals they let the kids hold while I’m in the chair, I sometimes get to take a little visit with the puppy before my cleanings. 🙂 I love my dentist.

  96. What a big fluffy child! 🙂

  97. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    When I leave my beagle to go to work, he knows (because I close the shades) – he cowers & gets the worst look of hurt & betrayal on his face, looks like I beat him or something – all because I have to leave the house.I explain to him that I have to work to keep in in Purina & treats 🙂

  98. grrnyay says:

    that doggie needs a seatbeat.

  99. Surgery went fine, things will be just peachy ^.^. Arigatou to all the prayers and good thoughts…Kayla knows something’s up, she was lookin’ all sad last night when I got home.

  100. Babies? Yeah, they cry a lot and chew on stuff they’re not supposed to. I’d say that the constant supervision needed qualifies them as high-maintenance.

  101. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY Gaz !!!!

  102. thelittlemyrmidon says:

    She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!…with a love like that you know you should be glaaaaaad!

  103. thelittlemyrmidon says:

    She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah….with a love like that you know you should be glaaa-ad! Wooooo! (shakes mop-top.)

  104. My dog gets whiney and crazy in the car also, but just not as cute. Try the Thunder shirt. It worked for my dog.

  105. Fird Birfle says:


  106. loribelle says:

    When she turns around, you can see some sort of leash/seat belt thingy.

  107. loribelle says:

    Yes, and do I detect a hint of Canadian?

  108. Copperbat says:

    Just so sweet. ❤

  109. mplsdeb says:

    Yep, crazy in love.

  110. mplsdeb says:

    I had a Stinky too!!! He was a Main Coon. He didn’t like having massages, but would give one here & there.

  111. Tiffany says:

    How precious! If I were him I would consider driving a standard so that he doesn’t have to let go of that sweet dog’s hand to shift!

  112. Theresa says:


  113. My husky does the exact same thing! She is very anxious in the car and for some reason holding hands calms her (a bit). When I have to let go of her hand to make a turn, she starts crying.