Don't doubt Betty Boop, the Jack Russell terrier. The puppy survived a 12-mile round-trip drive after getting stuck in someone's Audi -- not in the Audi, actually, but in the car's engine. After sneaking out the front gate of her yard, Betty Boop wandered over to a neighbor's driveway and began inspecting his car. Of course, the dog inspected so closely she got trapped under the hood, just before its driver, Gavin Juliette, decided to take the car out for a spin with his wife and daughter.
"All we could hear when we got back [from our drive] was this yapping," Juliette told the Manchester Evening News. "We thought it was coming from the garden but then I put my ear to the [hood]... I opened it and the little fella was just there glaring back at me, I couldn't believe it."
Juliette recognized the dog as belonging to his neighbor, Gary James, who had already noticed Betty Boop was missing. He never dreamed the dog would have gotten herself stuck in the pipework of someone's car. According to James, he anticipated that Betty Boop would be in much worse shape when Juliette called him over to pick up the pup.
"When I first saw her in there I thought she was bound to be injured or badly burned," James said. "But, apart from being covered in oil and a bit shaky, she was fine... Now she's completely back to normal and playing with the kids as if nothing happened."
The owner said he'll be sure to keep his gate locked in the future, to prevent incidents like this from happening again. His neighbor, however, isn't sure how little Betty Boop got so lucky in the first place. "I still don't get how it survived, with the heat in there and the fan spinning," Juliette said. "I'm just glad for Gary and his family it was a happy ending."