Ezzie and we are on the way to France
Where was I... Yes on the way to France for the better part of the month with the Saint Bernard. We had decided on the Tunnel so that we did not have to leave Ezzie on her own on a ship in the RV. No problems checking in, other than the usual bit about the LPG (we only use it to cook and heat and the fridge on the move) the people at the tunnel wanted to inspect the valve to ensure we had closed down the system.
Ezzie could not understand why the van was not moving but felt as if it was if you follow me. She came to the cab area and looked out at the doors within the compartment, but she could feel movement. Soon she settled down in her normal place on the settee and started to snore for the next 6 hours.
The journey South was an adventure for her and us, one of the major issues we had was how much dog food to take with us. Ezzie has mixer biscuit and raw meat each day (well twice a day) so we had 25 small pots in the freezer of meat - American campers have these large fridges and freezers which are very useful considering the cost of meat in France (as we found out when we had to buy more). We certainly had a lot of dog type food and treats with us and Ezzie soon got the idea that her feed bowl and water were not in the same place, but on the whole she did not get put off her food by the trip.
It was fairly warm in the South of France but again Ezzie coped well laying under the awaning whenever she could and if she got to hot she went back on board the RV. We did have the air conditioner on auto to kick in when it got to 75 degrees so she could cool off. Thankfully we had 16 amps mains hook up on the site we spent most of the trip on.
Ezzie was a big hit with everyone she met in France and was always being stroked when we went in to a town or a market. The French do not seem to have a problem with dogs sitting with owners in open air food establishments. So Ezzie would often be partly under the table if that was in fact possible for 74 kgs of Saint Bernard. The tail often got in the way.
Ezzie meet something bigger than herself on the trip... but that is for the next blog.:Sad:
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