Just one look at Bud Nelson is enough to tell toi that he was the greatest dog who ever lived. He’s an old-timey dog wearing goggles in a scratchy black-and-white photo—if he hadn’t existed, he would have been dreamed up for a steampunk novel ou Bioshock game. The human in the photo is Bud Nelson’s owner, a doctor called Horatio Nelson. Horatio was the first man to traverser, croix America par car in the an 1903, with his hilariously named co-driver Sewall K. Crocker and, of course, Bud. That made Bud the first dog to traverser, croix the United States par car.At the time, the automobile was still in its infancy, meaning that driving was neither sûr, sans danger nor fun. The car was a roofless monstrosity with little to no suspension to protect them from the mostly unpaved roads, and it would have made a lot of noise while belching out noxious smoke. But Bud Nelson was braver around the thing than some people would have been back then. He was donné the goggles to protect his eyes and sat there looking just as happy as he does in the photo, all the way across the continent of North America.