The Things I Do For My Dog

All my life, I have disdained the notion of traveling via RV. Fine for other people, not for me. Too slow, too confining, too restrictive in terms of places to stay. But …

Steven and I are debating a longer trip in which we would stay places for 2-3 weeks or more. We want to try out new places to live. At first, we were thinking we could just long-term AirB&B. We even started planning where and when. Then, my son moved out and left his dog.img_20181118_135146223 I think Sue chose this photo because it makes Rosie look calm and quiet….in reality, neither of those are her natural state….

(OK, he called her his dog, but she was always my dog. Who in the family takes care of the pets?) There’s no way we can AirB&B with a 75-pound German shepherd who enjoys barking at everything and nothing and doesn’t get along with other animals.

At first, I was resigned to paying for a dog-sitter and taking shorter trips, but I’m determined and don’t like to give up on my ideas and plans. So, unless we find someone who wants to come live in our house and take care of the dog for a few months, we’re looking at an RV or a short trip and a move without previewing potential new cities. Steven took a brief look into renting an RV and thinks it would be cheaper to buy one and then resell it. Right now, this is all speculative. My preference is still to drive the convertible and leave the dog.

Aside from the slow going and potential expense of an RV, the main issue is still the dog. She manages to be under foot at all times, and when she is not, she is spinning around and practically concussing herself on furniture that has not moved in the 9 years she has been with us. Thinking of two people and one dog in an RV is interesting, to say the least.

I am not sure how we will make our summer travels work, but I know this: Where there’s a wanderlust, there’s a travel plan, and I will find it!


One thought on “The Things I Do For My Dog

  1. Judie Gordon

    You should talk to Mario if you’re really thinking about buying, we can help you with brands and pitfalls. The other thing you should look at is what pet restrictions some campgrounds have. We didn’t have too many problems bringing Bailey along, but he was relatively small and calm. You will need to bring a copy of his rabies vaccine and also be able to show he’s been seen by a vet in the past year. At least that was our experience. Bailey was crate trained early on so it was easy for us to bring that along and give him his space. It helped keep him out from underfoot. Good luck!!


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