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RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:19:43 PM »
Several years ago, when the neighbor kids grew up and went to college, got married or whatever, is when we got our first RV. We don't like the idea of boarding our dogs. So we decided on a motorhome. Lucky for us, at the time it was a true buyers market. After looking for several days we found one we liked, a Jayco 27ft C class, 1999, no slides. I talked them down to nearly half the asking price (from 20k to 12k - basically i offered 12 and stuck to it) and drove it home the next day. We loved it but with 2 great danes and a black lab it was a tad crowded but we made due for 6 years.
A year and a half ago we decided it's time to upgrade since the jayco now has 140k miles on it and 17 years old. We got nearly 9k for it the same day i listed it (3k to own for 6 years ain't bad - i wish I could do that every time). That 9k was a nice down payment but now we have payments for many more years but so far we really like the Thor 31L and so do the dogs.
We started RVing because of our dogs and glad we did.
Just our little story, what's yours?
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JackL

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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 05:54:13 AM »
You asked, so I'll tell you yesterdays "dog story"

We own our RV lot and I have spent a lot of time, labor and money land scaping it.
Here in the park, there is a leash law and most people obey it since it is the hand out of the rules and there are signs.  Also there is a dog walk.
 A few days ago, a renter pulled in across the street and just lets his dog run free.

Yesterday his dog was coming onto our property and he was sitting out in a chair in plain site of it, so I called to him and pointed to the dog. He did absolutely nothing, so I walked half way across the road  to where he could hear me and in a very polite voice said that "There is a leash law here".
As I walked back he yelled that I was an "A--hole!

That is my story. Maybe tomorrow, I'll reply with all the nice friendly dogs on leashes that come by that the responsible owners let us pet.

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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 06:13:25 AM »
We normally do not take our dog camping. She is old and set in her ways and really does not enjoy camping all that much. We did have her on a trip we took to Texas. We drove from Delaware to Texas to attend a friend's wedding. We took our TT so we didn't have to stay in hotels and we parked in our friend's driveway and stayed in it while there. On the way home we stopped somewhere, don't remember where, and got some lunch. Fried chicken, of which there was some leftover. Of course our dog, who has sensitive stomach, got into to it and ate it bones and all. Later that day we pulled into a state park in Maryland to spend the night. I didn't get any sleep that night since our dog had the runs all night and kept me up wanting to go out every 30 minutes or so. The wife didn't get any sleep either since I had to crawl over her every time I had to take the dog out. Lessons learned: if you can't eat all your chicken make sure it is out of reach of the dog; if the dog does get into the leftovers be sure to change sleeping positions with the wife; do not take dog camping.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 07:08:42 AM »
Back in 2016 we were returning from a trip to New Orleans to bury the ashes of my mother-in-law.  We (including her own daughter) never got along with the old lady but took care of her for the last 10 years of her life. My last view of her before she died was her sticking her tongue out at me.  Fast forward.  Stopped in Memphis at a Cracker Barrel.  Had our 16 year old dog - Shih Tzu - and two cats in the coach.  Noticed a small drip near the area of the tranny filter so decided to find a place with a mechanic that could check it out.  Pulled onto interstate in Memphis and immediately the wife is screaming that the dog is having a seizure in her arms.  4 lanes of rush hour traffic and I am trying to find a pull over area which took about two miles.  By then she was still crying but we determined that the dog had not died but was breathing very shallow.  So I just forgot the tiny tranny filter leak and decided to push on for home and our vet.  That was over 300 miles away but the dog appeared to be resting comfortably in the wife's arms.  About 100 miles further remembered the tranny filter thing and decided to stop at an RV dealer we happened to pass and see if they could help.  Nice outfit in Jonesboro, Arkansas and even pulled the coach into the shop and pulled out a big fan for us to sit by because it was their lunch time. Dog still resting comfortably.  They informed me that I needed to get to an Allison tranny dealer ASAP - there was one in Memphis from whence we came and one in Springfield, Mo where we were headed.  Decided to push on to Springfield but took along several extra quarts of tranny fluid that I added about 75 miles down the road.  By now, the leak was easy to see and I hoped to keep enough fluid in the tranny to make it to the dealer and the vet.  Not to be - 50 miles short of home at a town that shares my last name the coach called it quits and we glided into a very old truck stop and called Coach Net.  Unhooked the toad and loaded the DW, cats and dog in it and sent them home with hopefully enough time to get to the Emergency Vet if needed. Wrecker showed up and towed me the last 50 miles.  Dog never made it to the vet because DW says she was wagging her tail and begging for food by the time they got home.  Cost of Vet - $0.  Cost of remanufactured tranny - $ 3500.  End of story.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 07:44:59 AM »
My wife and I are new to RV'ing and just purchased our first MH, a 1998 Southwind Storm 32 foot Class A. I also received a service dog this last year as I am hearing impaired from Canine Companions for Independence. We take the dog everywhere with us as it alerts me to sounds I no longer hear and we will be traveling in the coming years to promote the use of service dogs and educate the public and businesses to the laws and rights of such. I hope to see you all on our travels.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 03:46:11 PM »
My wife and I are new to RV'ing and just purchased our first MH, a 1998 Southwind Storm 32 foot Class A. I also received a service dog this last year as I am hearing impaired from Canine Companions for Independence. We take the dog everywhere with us as it alerts me to sounds I no longer hear and we will be traveling in the coming years to promote the use of service dogs and educate the public and businesses to the laws and rights of such. I hope to see you all on our travels.

Seems like a very worthwhile venture.  Will you be coming to western Canada?
Happy Motoring
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 04:20:08 PM »
We had no choice.  When we traveled with one dog we stayed in motels.  When we got a second dog we were still able to find pet-friendly motels in most places we wanted to go.  Now that we have 3 dogs and a cat we had only 2 options: buy them a travel trailer or stay home all the time.  And of course we then needed a new truck with room for 4 crates and the ability to tow.  The creatures like the trailer -- which is a good thing, since we bought it for them!

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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
Our Lulu loves to go camping, and we are lucky enough to have an RV garage attached to our car garage. Whenever we go out the door to the garage to go anywhere, Lulu heads for the trailer. She gets very disappointed when we direct her to the back of the SUV instead of the backseat of the truck to go camping.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 02:18:48 PM »
My dogs love to go camping.  I prefer campgrounds with off leash dog parks adjacent or nearby as do the dogs.  Changes the way one does it.  At home; I can leave them for hours in the house.  They have everything, except me, that they need.  They bark but the neighbors have dogs too so all is well.  Only had complaint about one dog in 35 years. 

RV parks are different.  Unlikely that I know the neighbors and my Border Jazz barks like a mad fool if I leave her.  Dogs require a great deal more attention from me when camping.  I don't really mind that.  I find provincial campgrounds here in Alberta to be more spread out so noise from one site less likely to annoy at another.

I enjoy camping with my dogs.  They do too.  All is well.
Happy Motoring
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 10:01:07 AM »
Seems like a very worthwhile venture.  Will you be coming to western Canada?

Not sure if we will make it that far until we can get a little newer MH but would love to see Canada.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
Not sure if we will make it that far until we can get a little newer MH but would love to see Canada.

You are welcome any time.  If I know you are coming we could meet.  I like what you are doing.
Happy Motoring
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John Stephens

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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
I have mentioned in previous posts that I bought my coach for my dogs. In 2015, we had a 9 year old Collie and a 12 year old Sheltie who had been given to a dog sitter for several vacations. Due to their advancing age, we became afraid we might go on vacation and one or both of the dogs would not survive our departure. We had done all the cruising we wanted and decided we wanted to see more of this great country, so we thought we could kill two birds with one stone and buy a coach big enough the dogs could travel with us. Aside from the Collie having a difficult time climbing the steps to get inside, the dogs did quite well.

We lost the Collie in April 2016 and the Sheltie in September 2017 due to age related issues. We got another rough Collie shortly after losing ours, from the same bloodline, and he now loves going on trips with us, getting excited when he hears the engine or generator running and thinking it's time to take off. Last year at the end of our last vacation in the Smoky Mountains, we took a side trip to Columbus, Ohio and adopted a smooth Collie rescue. Since he was in the coach more the first three weeks that we had him than in our house due to having to escape Hurricane Irma right after getting back from vacation with him, we were afraid he wouldn't know what was his home - the coach or the house. He now loves going on trips with us and the two of them share time laying on the doghouse while the other lays in back on the floor or on the couch.

We wouldn't think of going on another vacation without the dogs.
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 11:25:51 AM »

I retired in 2013. One of my colleagues gave me a "retirement" dog as I had wanted one but the Wife insisted I wait until retirement as I traveled overseas a lot for work.

Well.... we wanted to travel but finding a pet friendly hotel was a bit of a pain, and Our dog did not like being left in the room. I wanted to get back into camping  so we bought a MH. My Wife loves it as she has a few medical issues and traveling in the MH is much easier for her than a car. Our dog loves it also.

So that free dog has cost me $ 75,000 dollars thus far, what with the Motorhome, the fence around the yard and the  various doggie expenses!

Jump
 
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 06:41:49 PM »
How does a dog retire.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »
I was apprehensive about taking Lulu, my new wife's toy poodle, on our first road trip because up to that point she got too excited in the vehicle. She always figured she was going to the beach to chase a ball. I need not have worried, she slept in my wife's arms until she needed to get out and do her business. We could not have asked for a better travel companion.
Unfortunately my current co-pilot, a Shih-Tzu cross, does not like riding in the truck and shakes while pressed up against me. I have to give her medication, maybe in time she will get over it. DW passed last summer so it's just the two of us now.

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 10:08:44 PM »
How does a dog retire.

 
It's a long story.

Jump

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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 06:45:05 PM »
When we purchased our first rig, an Aliner, we did so not only because we wanted to travel, but we wanted to bring Kenji.  We did a lot of travelling with it in 2-years and had a lot of fun, but it was a challenge because the only floor space for Kenji was right in front of the cassette toilet and getting a 110 pound Akita to move for a 3:00 AM potty break got real old.  Because of that and because we were looking to bring another Akita into our pack, we purchased a 28' Northwood Snow River.  Many wonderful and memorable trips with it.  Now we are full timing in a 3-slide Eagle Cap 1165 truck camper with our 2-Akitas also love the thrill of travel, seeing and smelling new places.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 09:48:31 PM »
"Unfortunately my current co-pilot, a Shih-Tzu cross, does not like riding in the truck and shakes while pressed up against me. "

Our dog used to do that. Vet said to buy an airline quality carrier. It is just  big enough for her to walk in, turn around and to sit up comfortably. Works like a Charm. When we are parked, I turn the driver's seat around and the carrier stores in the space below the steering wheel out of the way in the unused space. When she sees me get it back out and start putting things away for travel, she gets all nervous, whiny and clingy. I just open the door and tell her to go in her house. She then settles right down.

Funny story, my  mother didn't like the idea of the dog laying on the hard plastic, so she bought her a fluffy towel as a cushion. I folded it all nice the first time. Roxie took a half hour to scrunch it all up to use as a pillow and then her whole body is on the plastic!

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 10:07:59 PM »
Since you asked so nicely, I am re posting mine from a few years back for your edification and others enjoyment. 8) 8)

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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2018, 02:52:24 PM »
My dog came camping with us before we had our TT. So when we decided to take the jump and purchase a trailer, we took considerable time choosing the floor plan, she was a huge deciding factor. When you have a  large dog (120lbs) who loves going everywhere and doing everything with her people, you cant just leave her at a boarding place without feeling guilty.

Then about 1.5 years ago, our furry family grew by one. Now we have two large dogs in our small trailer. BUT with the large slide and murphy bed there is still floor room for both of them during the day. At night they still have room to stretch and lay out nicely.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2018, 10:57:31 AM »
"Unfortunately my current co-pilot, a Shih-Tzu cross, does not like riding in the truck and shakes while pressed up against me. "

Our dog used to do that. Vet said to buy an airline quality carrier. It is just  big enough for her to walk in, turn around and to sit up comfortably. Works like a Charm. When we are parked, I turn the driver's seat around and the carrier stores in the space below the steering wheel out of the way in the unused space. When she sees me get it back out and start putting things away for travel, she gets all nervous, whiny and clingy. I just open the door and tell her to go in her house. She then settles right down.

Funny story, my  mother didn't like the idea of the dog laying on the hard plastic, so she bought her a fluffy towel as a cushion. I folded it all nice the first time. Roxie took a half hour to scrunch it all up to use as a pillow and then her whole body is on the plastic!

WOW! That dog looks incredibly like our "Tink". We don't know her exact breed but think she's Morkie. She is a rescue at the local county animal services about 3 & 1/2 years ago. She is a very good traveller and goes bonkers every time she hears keys jingle.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2018, 02:58:54 PM »
Smokey, the alpha of our pair of Weimaraners, has turned into a great travelling dog.  However, he takes his responsibility for security very seriously. 

This past September, we were touring Custer State Park in South Dakota in our toad, a 2007 Saturn Vue.  Smokey was in the back seat with Abby, our other Weim.  They had seen lots of buffalo and found them very interesting, but Smokey was in store for something even more exciting!

We rounded a curve, and at the top of the hill in front of us was a line of cars.  When we crested the hill, we saw the cause of the traffic tie-up.  Burros!  Custer state park has a number of "wild" burros living in the park.  It seems that none of the visitors to the park consider a burro to be a wild animal.  So, the burros are fed from cars the way the bears in Yellowstone were fed in the 1950s.  They have absolutely no fear of man.

Anyway, as we edged our way along, the burros were walking from car to car, looking for handouts.  When a burro reached our car, he stuck his head in the open window, and I was sure we were going to have trouble from Smokey!

Smokey was flabbergasted!  He was completely shocked that something that was so large and smelled so strangely should come into HIS car!  His eyes widened to the size of fifty cent pieces, he didn't move at all, and he didn't make a sound.  He just sat and stared in awe at the burro.

After a couple of seconds with no food coming his way, the burro pulled his head out of the window and moved on to greener pastures.  Smokey's heart rate and pupil size returned to normal, and we resumed out trip through Custer, but I don't think that Smokey will ever forget the killer burro!
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2018, 05:05:16 PM »
WOW! That dog looks incredibly like our "Tink". We don't know her exact breed but think she's Morkie. She is a rescue at the local county animal services about 3 & 1/2 years ago. She is a very good traveller and goes bonkers every time she hears keys jingle.

Tink is very cute. Yes, definitely looks like she is part yorkie.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2018, 06:11:26 PM »
Bob and I travelled alot and stayed in hotels. We were not able to bring the dogs because even though some hotels are pet friendly, alot of them charge a steep pet fee. Its also hard to find restaurants that are pet friendly. So when we travelled, the dogs stayed at a kennel.

When we got our RV, our first challenge was sleeping arrangements. We'd had a king size bed and both dogs slept with us. Our dog Buddy was 12 years and had always slept in our bed. There was no way he was not gonna. The first couple of nights, Buddy our collie/greyhound mix who liked to stretch out sideways, pushed Bob out of bed a couple of times. He actually ended up sleeping on the couch for a few days, leaving the bed to me and the dogs.

His solution was to put benches with foam cushions on either side of the bed that were built up to be level with the mattress. We now have wall to wall bed in the bedroom and have to crawl in from the foot of the bed.

We had to put Buddy down, but we still have Hank. He got used to sleeping on the cushion on my side of the bed and still sleeps there most of the night, so we've just kept it there. 

Whenever I start puling the curtains back and bringing the slide in, he knows we are heading somewhere and he jumps up into the passenger seat where he sits till we are ready to pull out. Once we are moving, he hops up behind my seat and leans up on the back to look over my head.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 05:03:37 AM »
Here's my dog tail...  ;D

My dog Harley spent 8 years on the road with me in a 28 foot CLass C with no slide out. He loved it! Now we are in a 5th wheel in a holding pattern and he still loves RVing and going anywhere and everywhere.

We ride with my friend in their van camper to go out to eat or shop and doggy goes with us. He rides in my front bicycle basket and loves that. He thinks that golf carts are the bus system. If one stops near him, he hops aboard and hopes for a ride.

When I first got doggy, I had to train him how to stay alone in the RV without barking except for security reasons. It took some time but he learned. He also began to notice where we parked and whether he was allowed to go with me. For instance he can tell when I pull into a grocery parking lot in the Class C. He let's out a big sigh and settles into a comfy spot cause he knows he isn't going shopping in the grocery store.

One thing I started early on and it has served me well, is that every where I stop, I give him the 30 second walk or more. Also he learned to do cart return with me. For instance when I stop for gas, I walk him over to the grassy area and let him sniff and pee. When I return from shopping or eating out or whatever, I give him a brief walk before we load up and drive off.

This means he never has to ask me to pull over and let him pee or poop. He can ride in supreme comfort.

Also, when I come outside with a shopping buggy, I unload it, then leash him up and he walks back to the front of the store with me while I return the buggy. Sure I often pass up the buggy returns in the parking lot, but it gives us both exercise. Also on the way back to the rig, he can stop to pee if he needs to.

About the folks and the chicken... I don't know why your leftover chicken wasn't put away in the fridge or somewhere. I can see if it was left out the doggy thought the leftovers were his. I sometimes have a bit of food for my pooch when I come out of a restaurant. Sometimes I let him have it right away, other times I make him wait til later to have it.

In my case, I found leaving my dog alone with all the window shade up and open made him secure and happy. He could see the world and protect his domain. One hot day I tried to close off the windshield for him to help cool the place down faster. I had already started the generator and had to go get provisions and wanted a live doggy when I returned. He pitched such a fit over having those curtains closed, that I re-opened them to shut him up.

Yesterday I was at Home Depot so I put him in the cart and pushed him around the store while I shopped. He has been in many hardware stores where I let him walk on his short leash next to me.

I've also been to restaurants that had outside seating. I've asked them if my dog could sit on his leash under the table and always been told yes. I bring my own little water bowl for him but most places insist on bringing out a huge water bowl for him.

Traveling with my dog has been a joy!

I can't imagine going anywhere without him.

Matter of fact, I have often mapped out dog parks to stop at on my route to somewhere. Instead of pulling over at a rest area, I detour to a dog park and we take our break there. He loves this! He has visited dozens of dog parks all over creation.

I find having a variety of leashes is handy for the traveling dog.

I have the 20 foot flexi leash for hiking and if it's remote, I just let him walk leash free with me. I have the 6 foot flexi leash for walking around RV parks and I have 4 foot regular leashes for taking him shopping or somewhere where I want to keep him close to my heel while shopping or traversing a crowded area.

I have a big D ring I clip on his leash if I stop in an outside restaurant, I can clip him to my chair or table so I can eat with both hands while he is attached. I make sure I ALWAYS have a poop bag handy, sometimes it's tied to the end of the leash.

If I am taking him inside somewhere, be it a store or someone's home, I give him a chance to pee or poop BEFORE we go inside. I don't want him getting excited and realizing OOPS he has to go.

When we go out in my friend's van camper, we always have a little bowl of water and a little bowl of dry food we keep in back. I just refresh his water bowl from my water bottle I always carry anyhow, so it's not like he is drinking last week's water. The little bit of dry food is just that in case we are eating out and he is alone in the van, he has a snack if he wants one. Mostly he just naps then pretends he was patrolling the whole time when we return.
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 05:09:44 AM »
Forgot the pics!  ;D
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2018, 07:55:28 AM »
Forgot the pics!  ;D
Is Harley a distant cousin of the dog on the TV show 'Moonshiners'?  Sure could be a double.

Bill
Bill & Joan N in Missouri
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2018, 06:00:20 PM »
I love this site for finding restaurants where I can take my dog.

https://www.bringfido.com/
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1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 05:42:44 AM »
I love this site for finding restaurants where I can take my dog.

https://www.bringfido.com/

Does your dog order off the regular or kid's menu?
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Re: RV for the dogs story. Lets hear yours
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2018, 01:39:14 PM »
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Does your dog order off the regular or kid's menu?

He doesnt, he just sits there looking cute and people give him food. Every time.
Caryl- Pilot
Mister Hank - Co-pilot and homeland security

1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2010 Jeep Liberty

May the Llama of Happiness forever spit in your direction