Dogs it the word of the day, RVing and dogs that is. Anyone who has followed us for a while knows that we travel with our little (40#) Boxer mix, Sadie, since she was eight weeks old (she'll be two this August 8th). She even has her own blog but I have to admit, as she's grown up she's really not blogging as much.
Many of our friends travel with dogs. Mike and Janna travel with little Miss Emmi. Jim and Ellie have Miss Jasmine and Mr. Bojangles. Al and Kelly have lost three dogs while RVing and have acquired a new love, Pheebs. Jim and Sandy travel with Skittlz and Scooter. Miss Mindy is with Gloria and Ralph. Chris and Jim have Odie. Mustang Sally lives with Kerri and her kids but their house doesn't move much.
Size doesn't matter, while many prefer smaller dogs (and often in twos or threes), there are many that travel with big dogs - German Shepherds, Dobermans, Standard Poodles, Labs, etc.
One thing about being a good dog owner...you need to pick up after your pets. No one wants to step in dog poop. Another is trying to contain their barking. I admit to Sadie getting hyper when someone comes to visit, especially if they are delivering packages or mail. She has taken it upon herself to protect us and sounds so ferocious in her barking. We are working on this....
Worse is the dogs that bark non-stop when left inside alone, unattended. I pity their neighbors. It's bad enough if they bark at every leaf that falls, and yes, some do.
But regardless of the issues involved in traveling with dogs, it's worth the effort for the love they give us in return. Have you hugged your dog today?
BONUS: D-Day Museum