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Monday, August 10, 2015

On The Road


We are back from our very first road trip with Ruby. We will share details later in the week, but here's a quick run down.

We traveled from Illinois to Massachusetts with multiple stops along the way. Ruby road safely in a car harness, but during breaks she liked to hop up in the back window and look out at the world. She was the perfect traveler and seemed to love the adventure of discovering new places each day. 



Before we left, she had a quick check up with her veterinarian. We made sure to pack her medication and prescriptions, favorite bed and a few comfort items, leash and harness, food, dishes, and utensils. During the trip, she was leashed at all times and we were always cautious when meeting new dogs and people in case she was nervous - which she wasn't. 

Because Ruby has now transitioned completely to Primal Freeze Dried Formulas packing her food was super easy. Freeze dried food weighs much less than traditional kibble or canned dog food and is perfect for traveling. Aside from a few stray french fries which she nabbed by accident, we were very careful about not altering her diet on the trip to avoid any stomach upset. (Tune in next Monday for a complete wrap up on Ruby's transition to a raw diet)

  
Here's a sneak preview of our first stop ...

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38 comments

  1. It sounds like you had a very fun trip, Ruby!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

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  2. Oh how exciting, can't wait to hear all about your adventures Ruby
    Glad to hear you're a great traveller now you can go everywhere!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. Ruby that's a fabulous place... butt I'm not sure if I can sit there too... my momma is right... we need a much bigger car LOL

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  4. Glad you had a fun road trip! Momma is considering our furst ever road trip for the Blogville Retreat.

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  5. Glad you had a fun road trip! Momma is considering our furst ever road trip for the Blogville Retreat.

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  6. I am so glad you had a great trip! I cannot wait to see more about it! Happy Monday
    Oz

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  7. sounds like you did awesome Ruby. I love road trips too.

    Wags
    Oreo

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  8. Bet that new food was so convenient to prepare too!!!

    Mom was born in MA and lived there for 37 years. It's a great state with so much to see and do.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  9. You look like you are having a blast Ruby!!! Dory also loves a good road trip!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  10. She looks like one happy pup! I followed along on your adventures on fb. (I'm Glitter Atti). Looks like ya'll had a really great time.

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  11. When you travel with your peeps you are never far from home for your home is with them. So what all did you get to see Ruby?
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  12. Road trip!
    All the way to Massachusetts. So exciting.
    Can't wait to read more.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  13. Hari Om
    OMD Ruby, you look like a total traveller chic! What excitement - can't wait to see more! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  14. Ruby you might need to apply for a passport...Looks like you are a natural traveler!!
    Hugs all around
    Madi your bfff

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  15. Sounds like Ruby enjoyed the trip, which makes it enjoyable for the peeps to have a good traveler!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  16. At first we thought you were in an aquarium....or underwater! (It is early here). Sounds like you're having a wonderful trip! Hangin' out for more of your adventures here!

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  17. Ruby had a great adventure! I'm so glad she was a perfect traveler companion. Sometimes I wish I had a small dog like her.

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  18. ruby...ewe iz like a bazillion times braver N uz....de MINIT we iz in de car...bee fore it even...MOVEZ...we iz singin
    ta de codz oh all seaz...... ta let uz OUT ~~~~~~~~

    conga ratz to Jeanette & cookie !!! ♥♥

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  19. How exciting a road trip!! I am going on my first one in October. I can't wait to read more about yours.

    Ziggy Out!!

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  20. Great! Now you can travel to the BAR next June!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  21. What a great traveller you are, Ruby.

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  22. Aww, you made it to MA! I guess that's almost as good as meeting you two. LOL! At least you were near me. :-)

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  23. She looks so cute in the window! Glad you had a fun, safe trip!

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  24. Oh , it sure looks like you had a fun trip and behaved like a champ. You look so cute sitting in the back of the car. CAn't wait to see all abut the trip. Have a great day.

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  25. She looks so happy!
    I hope you had a great trip!

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  26. what a fun adventure
    retro rover

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  27. Looks like Ruby went for a pawsome K9 road trip with her pack :-)) Very exciting to hear that you transitioned her over to raw food. That's what our pups get these days!

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  28. sounds like you were quite prepared and that Ruby had a pawesome time! Can't wait to read more!

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  29. Wonderful! Sounds like she did great on her first road trip! Am looking forward to seeing other pics from the trip!

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  30. We're glad you all had a fun time! Good girl sweet Ruby!!!

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  31. Sounds like a great road trip!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  32. It sounds like you all had a great trip! And Ruby appears to have had the best seat in the house (er, um, we mean CAR)! :)

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  33. Well done to Ruby!! I could never do that! I can't even go to the vet without an almighty fuss! MOL xxx

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  34. Ruby, I cam tell that you had a wonderful time, and your sooo beautiful!
    love
    tweedles

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  35. Sounds like an exciting road trip. At least you weren’t rding in a crate in the back of a pickup truck like the poor woofie we saw Saturday.

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  36. This is so exciting! She looks like she had a wonderful time :)

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