Traveling with two dogs has been quite interesting. My cousin Sue who is not really my cousin but we have quite a history. Our mothers were raised in an orphanage in Sweden together. A woman paid for the passage of 100 girls to go from Germany to Sweden and my mother was one of those girls. So how can I describe her as anythng other than my cousin?
When Sue called me and asked if I would be interested in a road trip from Ashland, WI, to Tucson, AZ, the time frame was perfect for me. As you know, I’ve been living on boats throughout the world, haven’t owned a car within the past six years and have spent a fair amount of time driving on the left side on the road but I thought that sounds like fun.
Our traveling companions were two very well behaved large dogs. Rifka is a pit-bull dalmatian mix and Liebe is a basset hound, possibly English shepherd mix. Both are excellent travelers but don’t understand the concept of pooing on queue. Who can blame them? As we drove through Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Arizona we passed through the plains and then the mountains. Yikes, what do I know about mountains?
Stopping is something that just can’t be rushed when your traveling companions have four legs. Your mantra becomes “come on, time to poo, you can do it girl.” You might as well just be patient and enjoy the scenery!
Driving through the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert was a bonus. I find that traveling allows you to experience life from the ground up.
When I travel, I never think about a people who travel with animals and everything that you have to take into consideration for their comfort especially as I’m referring to the “Poo on queue” perspective. Don’t forget, they are people too!
__/)__Sail On or Travel On (be responsible pick up your poo)