So you might know by now that we live in New York, but are from Rhode Island. Its not a far car ride. Just about 2.5 hours or so. Well, we took Rhody with us for the first time on the “big trip” back in November for G’s 2nd birthday party. It was all good at first, but then poor guy got car sick. 🙁 Luckily he was in his crate, but it broke my heart and we had to pull over a couple of times to clean up and make sure he was okay.
On shorter trips, like to the vet, he rides on mine, or T.J.’s lap and doesn’t mind the ten minute drive at all. No car sickness.
This is all very new to us. Our other Golden, Lucy, LOVED the car. I mean, we would have to spell it out in conversation with the hopes she wouldn’t get excited. If we said , car, she would bolt around the house, tail wagging and panting. We are totally those people who take our dog everywhere we go. Vacation, visiting, the end of the street for milk. Yea, those people.
I am really hoping this is just a phase that he will grow out of. I mean, he’s just a bit over 5 months, so maybe its just puppy anxiety? It just breaks my heart to see him get sick like that. And, it usually messes up his belly for at least a couple of days.
Well, we are driving back to Rhode Island this Friday for the Christmas holiday and I am already feeling anxious about the car ride. We don’t plan on feeding him breakfast Friday morning, but beyond that we aren’t sure how to ease his tummy or nerves.
If you have any suggestions I am listening!