Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Vacation for the dogs

I think all three doggies had a good time where they were. Nancy, Troy, and Timojhen were all happy to have Max for a few days, and he still hasn't eaten Lulu (their cat). When they went out over the weekend to get some air, Max was up to his old tricks and moved around their shoes and put a pair of pillows by their window (I guess he wanted to be a comfortable nosy neighbor!). Nancy caved and let Max sleep on their bed for the weekend, which made Max very happy, but I'm sure it was a bit tight for the humans. I'm so glad they like Max so much, we don't feel guilty about asking them to dogsit him at all.

Sheba also did quite well at Scott/Sue's house. The twins loved Sheba and would spend a lot of time petting and touching her. She did bark at their cats, the cats didn't like that much. I'm sure she was quite spoiled and got little tidbits of food from the twins and from Scott and Sue. To protect the cats, Sheba wasn't allowed in the bedroom, which I'm sure she was quite upset about, but otherwise I know she was treated like a total princess.

Quinn did surprisingly well on the trip. We put a dogbed in the truck and a comforter to make it as comfortable as possible for him. The dogbed gave him enough extra height to stick his nose outside the window while still laying down. He liked that, and that meant the windows went down a lot on the way to NC and back to VA; the humans weren't too crazy about that. We gave him some dramamine to make sure he didn't get too carsick, but he did very well in the car. He would want air once in a while, but otherwise would just lay down on the dog bed and relax. He would perk up considerably whenever we had fastfood in the car.

We stayed in LaQuinta since the hotel allows dogs with no restrictions or extra fees. The hotel was surprisingly nice, and it was pretty neat taking a dog in and out of the hotel. If we had to take a dog on a trip again, we'd probably stay at the hotel in the future.

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