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On the Road Again

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

driving_catThat’s right folks and kitties, summer is almost officially here, although there are some who are saying it’s already here.

Since we had 9.5 inches of snow the first part of May and then temps at 99 F the end of that same week, and during the rest of that month we experienced flooding and tornadoes, it can be a bit difficult for me to think we’re looking at summer.

Having said all that, with the warm also comes the planning of hitting the road. With or without our pets. Mostly, it’s dogs that get the car rides for any distance, although occasionally the kitty gets to hit the road with wheels, too.

Regardless of your pet of choice on any given trip, here are a number of tips that will benefit both species. For instance:

Heads inside. As is often seen, dogs absolutely love to have their heads out the window, with their ears blowing in the wind. However that’s an extremely dangerous situation. Debris could fly up and get in their eyes. Or they may get excited and try to jump out the window.

Generally, you would not have an issue like this with a cat. (I’m reminded of when my cousin was in his early teens; he liked to ride with his arm bent at the elbow and hanging out the window when his family went on trips. One time when he was doing this, the car was side-swiped and his elbow was injured enough that he now has a pin in it!) (more…)

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