The secret meanings of editorial cartoons, translated daily.
I was thinking it was another Dog Atop The Car toon.
Paul: Ahhh! That would do it! I was thinking "car carrier" as in those skeletal trucks that carry 8-10 cars to auto dealers, not a box on the roof for a dog.(A quick Google shows that most people take "car carrier" to be a thing that carries cars; perhaps this is a Toles-ism.)
Please remember that the purpose of Editorial Explanations is to explain and to expand knowledge, rather than to engage in any partisan bickering. All cartoonists are completely correct, in their own worlds.