We spent the past week camping in Chincoteage Virginia. Paul and I along with the two pups piled into my dads F250 pickup with both of my parents and my 2yr old nephew, Rylee. The journey there was around 6 hrs with plenty of excitement and noise! The pups naturally took their preferences in traveling spots. Eve, took the soft dog bed we wedged between the two front seats while Link chose the floor below our feet. Numerous times when Rylee had his fits, the dogs would back up and stare at him trying to figure out what exactly was making that screaming noise.
Once we arrived at the campsite, the dogs again picked their spots in the camper. The first night Eve took the dog bed and Link sprawled out across the floor. However, it only took one night for them to realize Paul and I were on the blow-up mattress above them. From then on every night after we brushed our teeth we would find Eve already in position on the bed while Link would start on the floor below. I mentioned before Link always sleeps on the floor until about 5am when he puts his front paws on the bed and licks my face to be lifted onto the bed. This trip was no different in his nightly schedule. The pics are cute.
Our travels to Virginia took about 11 hours in the car and the two pups did pretty well. We put the rear seats down in the car so Link and Eve could have the run. Some people I’ve talked to are very adamant about only traveling with their dogs in the crate or in some cases, a dog safety belt. I can completely see how crate traveling in a car would make sense. However, for such a long ride in the car, allowing them as much space as possible to stretch their legs made the most sense to us. I know when I’m traveling, I have to stretch my legs any chance I get. I figured the pups agreed! Eve However, insisted on reaching her head into the front of the car to rest it on one of my arms steering the car. It was cute, but kind of heavy for steering the car! Ok, so I get why some people crate their dogs!
Pics are of the pups traveling and one of my parents dog, Guiness the Chocolate Lab.