- Feb 26, 2016
- Funster No
- A Class Laika 712
We have a big sign saying "beware of the dog." We also leave a large dog bowl and a dog chain with studs on it, outside. The last bit isn't true.
We use one of these ... works a treat ... one word of warning though, don't put it anywhere that you can accidentally stand on it as tipping it over isn't covered by the 'non-spill' claim...and you'll need an appropriately sized Prestige Road Refresher non-spill dog bowl too ... (other makes available)
I'll be nice to pigs ... I'll get hubby to cook the bacon really, really slowly so they don't feel the heat too much and sweat!
That is shocking. I am so glad Ronnie recovered but what a terrible shock that must have been. I hope these scary tales aren't things I get to experience first hand.A cautionary tale, we had a disaster in the van 2 years back. We pulled up on a site and the owners asked that we park the car trailer in the carpark, not on pitch. So not thinking we left all 3 dogs chained up inside the van for 10 minutes. Being distracted, I hadn't noticed that Ronnie was clipped on his collar, not his harness. On returning, the van was like a crime scene with blood everywhere and Ronnie unconscious, nearly dead on the inner step. He had got himself tangled and in panic torn at his collar with his claws. If I had not opened the door when I did and get him freed off, we would of lost him. Then a dash off to the local vets to stitch up his wounds was not great either
Our dogs always have free run of the van when we , rarely, have to go out together. But everything is done to make sure they are comfortable. Sadly his brush with death has left Ronnie a bit worried so will howl sometimes for 10 minutes when we go out. Then he just settles down and sleeps till he hears us coming back
Thats always my worry the MH is nowhere near like leaving an animal in a car it stays pretty cool but a passer by could easily get worried about a dog in an unattended vehicle.And for your benefit a notice each side of your van stating the animal inside has sufficient cooling/ventilation and water and requires no intervention.
In the local speak and especially English, because of the
Who the heck is Archie? I didn't know you had a pooch! C'mon we need to see PICTURES!We all have the gel coolmats, and love them!
Like everyone else, we park in the shade, put the blinds up, open everything (including the cab doors) and hope for the best. I only leave Archie on UK campsites, because of the security risk. We don’t leave our tech in the van, but even so I’d rather come back to stolen iPads than roast dog.
Because I am a single parent, this means we don’t take Archie abroad, because I don’t know where we’d be parked when we need to go out. He loathes being left and barks and howls like he’s been abandoned FOREVER, and I have to warn the wardens (and occasionally apologise to the neighbours) and tell them that he really does have three fans, two bowls of water, all the lights open and special cold mat, and is not in the slightest bit hard done by, whatever he barks to the contrary! (We try not to leave him, but I have to balance everyone’s needs)