Driving in Cars with Dogs

So, the planning is well under way for the first of my 12 in 12 trips (I resolved to take 12 trips in 12 months – big ones and not so big ones.  Utter lunacy, of course!). We have a four day window next month, so of course there’s nothing we would rather do than pile our two dogs into the back of the car and drive 8ookm on a bit of a pilgrimage back to my home town Esperance.

The only problem is that our two dogs have never spent more than an hour and a half in the car. Max is a 5 year old border collie who loves nothing more than to hang his head out of the window barking at everything.  That could get tedious on an eight hour drive.  And Lewis is a 6 month old bundle of bearded collie joy who basically constantly gets into mischief.  Perfect ingredients for a road trip, right?

Further to that, after spending a day driving there, we will have only two days to frolic in the southern ocean before we have to drive all the way back again.  I know.  We’re clearly certifiable.

But look at their faces.  How could we possibly leave them at home?  By the way, if you’ve got any tips on long trips with pets, I’d LOVE to hear them!

This is Lewis. Utterly adorable, but lots of trouble.

This is Lewis. Utterly adorable, but lots of trouble.

Handsome Max

Handsome Max (slightly wet)


6 responses to “Driving in Cars with Dogs

  1. My tip – no beanbags!! We tried a comfy bean bag for our Border Collie on a drive to Geraldton…he got it open & ate some beans & we had 3 1/2 hours of a Dog in a confined space with really bad gas.

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