Driving With Dogs

A rare occasion when Jake and Windy share a bed.

The family will be hitting the road for Thanksgiving. Jake and Windy are ready to travel.

The dog bedding is clean, treats and toys are packed and other necessities are ready.

The other necessities I mean are for any contingencies, such as Pepcid for a bad stomach, meat baby food for the bad stomach, baby wipes for the result of the bad stomach and hand sanitizer for me.

Generally Jake and Windy travel fine in a car. They are calm then eventually go to sleep. They get the back of the SUV. I know people say your dog should travel in a crate, but Jake had such a fit I stopped trying.

I’ve tried doggie seat belts, but each dog has been Houdini incarnate and escapes from them in 20 minutes.

The furkids wear collars with their ID and rabies proof tags.  The back seat is covered with a blanket, and then the dog beds are put in. Neither furkid has made trouble for us by crawling under a seat, jumping into the hatch, trying to leap up to the front seat, etc.

The only problem is drive-thru windows. They want everything on the menu board.

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About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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