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Smile We're ready for an adventure!

Beau's trainer is getting married this Saturday -- in Hilton Head, SC. She really wanted Beau to be there (they've got a mutual admiration thing going). And so, we're going to make it an adventure. I think the longest car trip we've taken is about four hours. This should be interesting.

Beau doesn't relax in the car. Instead, he likes to "wing walk." That is, he leans out the window to the end of his tether. [I know, I know -- not a good idea.] If he can't do that, he's very unhappy. Of course at 60+ mph, even he isn't real comfortable. We're taking a friend of mine along for the trip and I doubt she will agree to travel I-95 for 12 hours with the windows open.

I talked with his vet about giving him something to relax in the car. She said "25mg of Benadryl and he'll sleep." She also suggested I try it before we leave. After a weekend at my cousin's (about 1 1/2 hours away), I gave him 1/2 a Benadryl before we left to come home. I swear, 45 minutes into the trip home, he yawned. Once. Other than that, he wing walked all the way home. No signs of a nap on the horizon. Hmm . . . not looking good.

But, ready or not, here we come Hilton Head! Oh yes, I just had to have him try on his tux tonight. It's a little snug (he's sort of filled out in the year since I bought it for him). But, I thought I'd share the picture. He's so dapper!!
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I love the tuxedo! Good luck on your adventure !!

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He IS dapper!!

I tried giving Brody Gravol (dramamine) hoping he'd sleep on the car or plane and it seemed to have no effect at all.

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He's so handsome, who wouldn't love him! Check with the vet, maybe a larger dose would work better.

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Isn't Beau a handsome devil; he's going to be a hit with all the ladies at the wedding!
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I love it!!! Hope you have a great time! Call your vet and see if she can give you something other then Benadryl that will work better!

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What a cute little guy in his tux! Have fun!

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OMG. That is adorable. Beau, you look so handsome!! Good luck and have fun!

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I know that Beau will be the perfect gentleman!! That is once he gets there ! lol

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No doubt why she wants this handsome little fellow at the wedding.
How sweet he looks.
Good luck with the car trip. Is it possible to not dose him? I wouldn't try something new if he's not used to it.
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