Sunday, July 27, 2014

Road Trip

First a Hailey update: By Saturday morning the swelling was all gone in her face and for the most part she was walking without a limp. I could tell she was still being "light" on her leg, but was happy to see she was improving.

ROAD TRIP!

Phod and Brooke
The Man stayed up late to give Phod his anti-puke drugs. I didn't give him breakfast to help. At 6:05 I tried to get Phod into the car. At 6:11 I called the Man to help get Phod in. At 6:13 am we were on the road.

The first 250 km Phod was pretty anxious. He never threw up, but was drooling - a lot. Given the challenges I had getting him into the car, I was worried about our first rest stop, but my worries were for naught. While Phod was happy to get out of the car, he was equally happy to get back in the car. It was after the first rest stop he started to relax. At the second rest stop I gave him his bed (as I knew he wasn't going to be sick) and he was happy. By the time we were done our trip - 750 km, 8 hours and 15 minutes, my boy seemed happy in the car. YAY!

Kaydee with Phod


Given the nature of our lives and Phod's car sickness, he has never been to anyone's house before. Phod settled in with no issues. He was happy to see my parents and their dogs Tendra and Barley and my cousins Kaydee and Brooke. The only "issue" we had was a meeting of the neighbour . . . at first he was terrified, he jumped out of the way, but quickly realized the neighbour was a friend and was asking for pets.



I think Phod's favourite moment of the day was the discovery of the beach. My parents place is on Lake Huron, so they have a great beach!

The pictures I have at the beach were taken by Kaydee, a budding photographer, while Brooke, the expert stick thrower, amused Hod.






20 comments:

  1. alls well that ends well.....looks like phod will become a much happier traveling dog :)

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  2. I'm glad Lee is better and I hope her leg is 100% ok soon. Great that you managed the long distance without incident. Have you rescued that stick from the lake, Phod?

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  3. Well done to Phod re the car and we can see he is really enjoying the beach. Maybe he will start to associate the car with good things? Hope so. Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Ooks like he is having fun

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  5. Yay! Success! Can't wait to see more photos of all the fun he will have!

    Monty and Harlow

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  6. That's such great news about Hailey! And NO car sickies for Phod ~ pawsome!!

    Enjoy the beach bcuz it's a fun, fun place with lot's to do.



    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  7. We call this a great success!!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. THOSE PRETTY GIRLS LOOK LIKE LOTS OF FUN!! WE ARE A TAD BEHIND WE HAD INTERNET PROBLEMS MOST OF LAST WEEK. FINALLY GOT IT STRAIGHT YESTERDAY.
    hUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  9. Good news all around!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  10. Excellent! Hailey is alright and Phod enjoyed the road trip! You can relax now!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  11. So glad the trip went well. You've had a rough week, and I hope you can now relax and enjoy your time with your family!

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  12. I'm glad your drive went so well and that he's having a good time with everyone!

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  13. Glad to hear the swelling has gone down! Those action shots are GREAT!!!! Well done!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  14. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Cousin Lee, I am very glad to hear that your paw is starting to feel better. I have never been stung, but my Old Dog Friend Brody tells me that it hurts very much. Many licks to you and your paw!

    Phod, I do not like long rides in the Car either. I am glad you made it, and that you found a fun little person and such a pawesome Beach!!!!

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  15. That is tremendous new. Hopefully, Phod will become a seasoned traveller once he realises how much fun he can have at the end of a car ride.

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  16. Glad to hear you both survived the trip. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

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  17. Yay for a successful road trip!!!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory. Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  18. We Beaglebratz r so furry much happee that Hailey iz duin'better - neither one of us haz ever bin stung by a bee. An'it lookz Phod werked thru his car travelin'issue an'wuz able tue enjoy his vacashun -Kaydee did a wunnerful pikchure-takin'session with Phod - thoze pikchurez r really good.

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  19. I am so pleased to hear it was a success!!

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  20. Great pics! Glad he did well in the car!

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