Paw-mula one! Atom the pug is delighting his online fan-base by driving a construction truck, riding a horse and even cruising on a speed boat
It’s not every day you see a DOG driving a series of vehicles, and even riding a horse – but Atom isn’t your every day pug.
Atom has driven a car, a construction truck, a tractor, a speed boat, and ridden on a horse.
Thanks to his antics, the crazy canine has amassed a huge online following – including nearly 30k likes on his Facebook – and is on a mission to becoming a “world famous driving pug”.
Owners Richard and Amber Briant – both 30 – adopted Atom, three years ago when his previous owners didn’t have time to care for both him and a newborn baby.
Shortly after six-year-old Atom, came into their lives, he was attacked by a vicious dog and lost a piece of his ear.
Richard said: “It really hurt our hearts and I felt really bad for him. We felt like he needed extra attention and wanted to give him love and support.
“I started taking some random funny pics with him and showing him off on my Facebook and got a huge amount of interest in Atoms photos.”
After realising his pooch’s potential, Richard started filming videos of Atom driving different vehicles.
Richard, a sheet metal worker and amateur photographer and videographer, says that his pug loves any sort of steering wheel and once he is put by the wheel, Atom even steers it himself.
In his spare time, Atom loves nothing more than cuddling up to his other ‘siblings’ – Guinness the bulldog, Stella the mini Shar Pei and Kitti the cat.
Richard said: “Atom’s personality is of your typical happy and funny pug, but with some class.
“He loves the camera when he sees it his tail won’t stop, we put clothing on him only because he loves it. I can hold a shirt open for him and he will start to shove his head right in it.
“We endure so many crazy and unique adventures together. Atom is my right hand man that never leaves me side, its hard not to step on his paws he’s literally face flat against the backs of my legs.
“Atoms tail wags the entire video shoot, and the only real trick I have for Atom is to just say good boy. He just loves it, it’s almost like when he’s on the wheel, that he knows what we are doing.”
To see more of Atom’s amazing adventures, follow him here:https://www.facebook.com/atomthepug
Or on his Instagram: atomthepug