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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

Mitch and Molly said...

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

Love ya lots
Mitch and Molly

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

she looks like a happy pup indeed

Julie said...

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

Mark Muller said...

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

Casey said...

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

Casey said...

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

Oz theTerrier said...

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

Oreo said...

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

Wags
Oreo

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

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

Dory and the Mama said...

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

sprinkles said...

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.

Sweet William The Scot said...

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

Bouncing Bertie said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Madi and Mom said...

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

Idaho PugRanch said...

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

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

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!

Inger said...

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.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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 !!! ♥♥

Chef Sasha said...

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!!

Murphy said...

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

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

The Island Cats said...

What a great traveller you are, Ruby.

Whitley Westie said...

Road trips sure are fun!

Cole said...

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

Jackie Bouchard said...

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

Marg said...

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.

Hilary said...

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

tubby3pug said...

what a fun adventure
retro rover

K9s OverCoffee said...

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!

Caren Gittleman said...

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

Shannon Adams said...

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

Brian said...

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

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

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

meowmeowmans said...

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)! :)

Austin Towers said...

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

Tweedles -- that's me said...

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

Cathy Keisha said...

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.

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

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

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