Funster No : 18774
Join Date: Nov 2011
About Me: Professional Ruminator!
Interests: Fly and Sea Fishing and FOOOD!!
MH Type: C Class
MH Model: Carthago Mondial 58 DRH
Years Motorhoming: Since 2003
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Protecting your Motorhome when dogs are aboard???
My girlfriend Claire has two little dogs. Lahsi Apsi, bipsy bopsy, Arso Popsy or something like that. Can never remember. I like them, I really do. Mother and daughter, 9 and 7 kilo's apiece. Nice. Fluffy, cute etc.......No reeeeeally, I do like them.........
Thing is, we plan on going away for a couple of months and of course we have to take the dags. I'm still getting used to having company in a van so the dags are another thing completely. Claire is very good with them and cares for them in every way. She's a Veterinary Nurse also. They have at her home dug a few holes in the plaster in the kitchen here and there and I'm informed this is some kind of 'abandonment' frustration. You can see where I'm going with this can't you. Nice 'new to me' van which cost a good few coin and thoughts of wandering off to a restaurant without them in tow will leave me wondering if they'll manage to dig themselves out through the scratch free, genuine synthetic wood veneer. We do have a collapsable doggy box which both fit in easily but they tend to fight now and again when left too long in it.
What to do? Now I have two problems to ruminate about while picking at my meal and looking at my watch - People trying to break in and the dags trying to break out!!
I thought about buying some kind of sticky backed plastic to cover the areas at risk but I think the adhesive will damage the furniture over time and may not come off at all. Very think sheets of acrylic velcro'd onto the areas is another idea.
Creating a 'U' shaped acrylic enclosure, open at the top and front to place in the Alcove Bed as their holding pen with a view is one idea. Made high enough, they couldn't climb over it to attack the windows as each outside noise drove them crazy and I'm hoping the height will mean they will not jump down. They have very short legs!!
What do you do? or am I being waaay too cautious?