My Public Awaits Me.
|"Yes, you may kiss my golden paw." ~ Princess Ziva|
It's been crazy! What else can I say!
And like previously mentioned in our last post: "ZiwiPeak For Adventure Dogs!" Treats and games have been our saving grace since we've been taking the dogs nearly everywhere with us.
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE big dogs, but small dogs definitely have their advantages.
Having two large dogs, traveling can be a challenge and you often have to get creative or tag team it with a partner. Sometimes I wish they were small so I could just pick them up and carry them around in certain situations.
Hot Car Problems.
This is a topic where everyone tends to flip a lid. But in some cases it's necessary. During our move we spent a lot of time on the road and in-between cities. If I could have left them with a sitter I would have, but sitters are few and far between! Especially for overnight trips.
So here is the challenge...
- We couldn't leave them at the hotel, it's against policy and frankly irresponsible.
- We don't have a house yet.
- It's a new city, no friends to leave them with.
- Haven't found a doggy daycare yet - I don't trust DogVacay.
Oh, and they are not small dogs.
Having large dogs I can't just walk them both into a non dog friendly store and get away with it - unlike many small dog owners I see with their pet dogs (not service dogs) tucked under their arms in the checkout line.
|You try hauling this girl around in a store!|
Running in to use a bathroom counts as a NECESSARY stop, at a cafe or a vineyard however we'll keep going if the dogs aren't allowed.
Moral of the story. Not all dog owners who leave their dogs in cars are irresponsible jerks *to put it nicely..* I don't want to get too much into this, it's a whole topic in itself but please have patience if you see a dog and don't just jump to conclusions that the dog is "dying".
Found a great local park to walk in!
Exercising on the Road.
Since where we are staying doesn't have any fences and wild things like deer and turkeys abound, it means the dogs aren't getting quite as much running exercise in as they would prefer. Plus it's doggone hot and already hitting triple digits which we are still acclimating too.
The river is one option, so far we've found two crowded places we could bring them to but I'd like to find something a bit more secluded and not so busy.
Dante loves to swim! Ziva on the other hand wouldn't get in on this occasion.
She loves the heat and I think she thought the water was too cold, it was pretty cold!
Lovely day at @irisvineyards such a gorgeous view, blue skies, and they are dog friendly! Ziva was of course dressed in her finest @beadiebabiez pearl collar for the occasion. 💋❤❤❤❤💋 #vineyard #bluesky #gorgeous #ziva #pitbullsofinstagram #pibble #pibbleprincess #apbtlove #apbt #goodgirl #goldengirl #beautifulday
Do you have a favorite local hangout to take your dogs?