Since we live in the mountains, many of the roads that we travel are not paved. It is important to have a vehicle that can handle these challenges, and that is one of the many reasons that we have a Jeep (Ok. That, and our hu-dad loves driving it). The Jeep can handle mud, snow, off-road, etc. In a week like this past one where all of the dirt roads are snow covered, you often are slinging a fair bit of mud on the Jeep. Not a problem.
Well, it might be a problem if your favorite riding position is hanging out the window like Kodiak. Have no fear for his safety, he is only allowed to do this on roads where speeds are slow and he always, always, always wears his seat belt (the black harness around his body). Unfortunately, all of those safety tactics do not protect him from the danger of four wheel drive: