What are your weekend plans? Do they include man’s best friend? Should they?
I’m always curious to know where other people take their dogs. Whether or not others include their dogs in outings. Ours come with us when we go dog-friendly places. Like to the Illinois River for the day.
They’ve been camping with us several times – we always make sure the camp ground allows dogs. Our tent, which we’ve dubbed The Tajmahal, sleeps all five of us on air mattresses, as well as our two dogs. I think their favorite part of camping is always the water feature.
When I’m heading out to pick up a kid, or drop something off – never if I’m going in someplace in summer – I take the babies. I always ride with the windows down if it’s just the three of us, even if that means cranking the air or heat full-blast so I don’t die.
Taking the dogs on walks around a local park is nice. I tuck a couple of plastic grocery bags into the waistband of my pants, for scoopin’ the poop.
We take the dogs on vacation now, rather than leave them home. They hate being left home. They love to travel in the car. They don’t get car sick or anything. And as long as they have good treats, we’re doing great.
Y’all, it’s so bad that when we ditched the last minivan, we got another minivan FOR THE DOGS. In part. Think with me – Five adult sized people, plus their friends, plus camping equipment (back and roof rack), plus room for the dogs to stretch out. Minivan.
So tell me – where do you and your babies go? We’re thinking of taking ours to the local flea market this weekend.
Until I write again …