I noticed the fragrance of wheat growing in Kansas fields. I watched cows munch on sweet grass. The wind never stopped blowing in Oklahoma. My nose quivered as I inhaled all the different smells and aromas.
Joey just sleeps and sleeps, and sleeps. The minute the car engine roars to life, he zonks out, which is fine by me. He’s not awake to annoy me. But he does like to stretch out and I don’t like him touching me. When I tire, I use Joey as a pillow. He’s quite soft! I can touch him, but I don’t like it when he touches me.
We really enjoyed the drive from Ada, Oklahoma to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Highway 49 from Ft. Smith to Fayetteville climbs through the Ozark Mountains. The stunning views made me want to run through the trees sniffing up stories! Joey fell asleep and didn’t notice a thing.
To make traveling easier on dogs, I recommend these things:
- Stop often. You’ll find it’s a better trip for you too. Dogs need to stop every two hours to stretch their legs. Be sure to give us water at the rest areas and walk us!
- Does your dog have a suitcase? I do. Mine is purple. I’m forced to share it with Joey. My suitcase contains, treats, dog food, brushes, tooth brushes and tooth paste, special bones, and toys.
- Tylan Powder. Sometimes traveling can cause diarrhea in dogs or other animals. It can be due to the heat, humidity, water that contains different minerals, anxiety, etc. My upright packs some Tylan Power in my suitcase just in case. The Tylan Powder soothes my tummy, if it gets upset.
- Lots of poop bags. After all, you should clean up after your pet. Be a responsible dog owner.
- Favorite pillow or blankie. I had a favorite blankie that I loved taking with me when I traveled, but Joey chewed it. So, now Joey and I share a favorite pillow in the backseat. It reminds us of home.
- Solvit tarp for Dogs in the back seat. It protects us from sliding off the seat if the car stops fast. It also prevents hyper dogs from jumping into the front seat and disturbing the driver. Joey and I would never do this, but I have heard stories about dogs jumping into the front seat. They can cause car accidents!