Early Friday morning Mom and Dad woke us up…well they didn’t really wake us up, we were already excited and knew that from the bags that had been packed for a week we were in for a treat!!
We jumped in the car, with quite a few suitcases and headed off!
Here are some funny moments from our many hours in the car!
Total Hours in Car: 80ish hours!
Cities we visited:
Atlanta, Gainesville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Myer, Miami,
Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, Greenville, Smoky Mountains.
We are thankful for Mom’s new car 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
We love that is has dual air vents, folding back seats and storage area.
Here is our list of must haves when going on a long doggy road trip!
Portable Auto Fan-great for hot days when you need to cool down from running at the park!
Pet Barrier-so your parents and eat in front of you and you can’t get it!
No Spill Water Bowl– So you can drink anytime ya want! We LOVE our Buddy Bowl!
& of course
Barkworld 2013 is in the books. This was our 3rd time going in the 4 years of its existence. Lots of SWAG, good info, and good times. Ossian and Koda loved daycare! (Ossian definitely put the “Bark” in Barkworld… he was very talkative during daycare. Best Friends Pet Care does such an awesome job! They need one in Lexington! We were glad to hear Victoria Stilwell again, as well as many other speakers. We are already looking forward to next year!
On the long way home Sunday, we stopped at Newtown Dream Dog Park and Chattapoochie Dog Park in Georgia. Newtown Dream was very cool. They have Astroturf instead of grass, which is much less messy, and Ossian loved the fountain pad. There were also several big dogs there, NONE of which Ossian went after! (He probably would have lost the battle with the Irish Wolfhound that dwarfed him). Chattapoochie was half closed, but still a decent park with fountains. The dogs slept most of the way home, except for our stop at Petco to spend our gift cards. The dogs will need a few days to recuperate (as will Mommy and I), but we all enjoyed ourselves!
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We went to a bunch of parks this weekend on a LONG drive. They were all fun, and Ossian loves peeing in new places. My favorite place was a park with a lot of water (Big Walnut Dog Park in Columbus, OH). We went in the dark and there were other dogs there to run with, swim, and chase. They were a lot of fun, and I got really tired there! Mommy and Daddy took us back to the bed to sleep, then we went back to the park when we got up. This time, there were no other dogs there, but I spotted birds first thing. Daddy was driving, and there were birds. We stopped, and there were birds. We went in the park, and I chased the birds. Then, we went to the water, and there were ducks, so I REALLY chased them. Mommy and Daddy kept yelling for me, but I was on a mission. I swam and swam and swam, and brother even came out there, but no luck. Ducks don’t look fast, but they are. Oh well. Next time, I’ll get them, because I’m an awesome swimmer. I WILL GET DUCKS!
I love VIENNA SAUSAGE! Yeah, I went swimming and played with other dogs, but the BEST part of the day was Vienna sausage. These two women I normally would not have paid attention to gave me the best stuff ever. I had to keep going over there to get more Vienna sausages. Momma and Daddy probably got mad that I kept sneaking off, but have they tried this stuff??? WHY DON’T I GET THAT MORE OFTEN? Swimming and chasing dogs was fun too, but two words: Vienna sausage.
Today, we rode in the car a long time. Mommy and Daddy got breakfast and I got some! Me like sausage biscuit! We went to this place (“The Beach” waterpark in Cincinnati) and got to swim in the big pool with LOTS of dogs. I love water, I love swimming, I don’t like dogs bigger than me who think they can take me. If I see one, I’m getting’ him! Sometimes, it doesn’t work out too well….let’s just say I’m not messing with that Great Dane again.
What I don’t like is Mommy and Daddy eating lunch right in front of me. I need food, too! I swam, then went back to Mommy’s beach chair, took a nap, swam, took a nap, and slept all the way home. Fun, fun day!
* Mommy and Daddy’s note: People that do not want their dogs to interact with other dogs should NOT bring their dogs to a place for such purposes. One lady got mad that Ossian came up and sniffed her dogs (he was not aggressive AT ALL) and pushed him away. My dogs are well-behaved, socialized, and can be out in public. If you don’t think yours can, then leave your dogs at home, and please stay there with them! Some people just don’t get it!