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TRAVELING WITH ROSIE
For the first time we spent 4 days on the road with Rosie. We left Monday morning and ended up on the gulf Coast at Gulfport. But we had stopped at two courthouses on the way down there and Rosie and I walked around in in the shade while Larry did business. I had given her the ACE and hour before we left and I know that it had worn off, but no puking. We couldn't find a place to eat in Gulfport (drive-in) or a pet friendly hotel. So we drove north to Hattisburg, MS another 100 miles or so. Stayed at a Drury Inn and the bed was terrible and it smelled of dog urine. Rosie was so good, she asked to go out each time and did not use the pee-pads. Second night was a LaQuinta, worse. Rosie humped me for the first time. I was astounded, but knew it was stress from all the awful smells. She couldn't wait to go outside to potty. Third night finally a Holiday Inn Express at Winona, Ms. Wonderful room, clean, no urine smell. We have always stayed at this hotel chain and supposedly all are pet friendly, but not so. That accounts for the other horrible places.
But Rosie just shined the whole way. We got out at all the courthouses and walked and people would come up and ask what she was. One group of ladies were at the end of the sidewalk and one of them was swishing her hips and then I realized she was mocking Rosie. They literally ran up to her and loved on her and of course Rosie stood on her hnd legs and swayed back and forth. One of them said she looked like she had on a dress.
But someone had started a thread about traveling with a dog. Many bad things and I will never take her again. You can't always find a hotel. You can't eat a good meal. You can't go and wander around an antique shop or mall. We drove all the way to the coast and ended up eating chicken fingers for dinner. One night we ordered takeout from a steak house, but had to eat it on styrofoam plates with plastic forks. Next time we will leave her in Nashville even if it is way out of the way. I think we are going to Harper's Ferry sometime this month, so Nashville won't be out of the way.
Tomorrow I am going to put her in the car with no meds and drive her around town and see how she does. Hopefully she is cured of the car sickness. I moved her car seat to the center of the back seat and I believe that helped more than anything.
Last edited by Luciledodd; 09-28-2012 at 05:36 PM.