The first time we ever took Speck on a trip with us, we all needed tranquilizers by the time we got home. He’s gotten mellow in his old age but with his nervous tummy problems, I feared the move might be too much for him. He was in his crate, in the bathroom where he couldn’t see the movers Monday – Friday and that was pretty rough on him. He knew something was going on but . . who knows how much dogs think/understand.
Vince was worried that I would have trouble driving with Speck sitting in the front seat but we knew he’d be a lot more nervous in his crate in the back seat. It probably isn’t as safe for him to be loose in the front seat but please . . I don’t need a lecture about that.
It was too hot to leave him in the car while we ate so I was able to eat a burger while driving . . without too much trouble out of him.
I put his big pillow in the passenger seat, propped my laptop up on a small cooler, which in my mind, would keep the air bag from hitting him if deployed. I know on the newer cars if there’s not a certain amount of weight in the passenger seat, the air bag doesn’t deploy but I don’t know if that feature is on my almost 11 year old Honda.
Along with his pillow, I had his water bowl in a cup holder where he could get to it and he had his favorite blanket and quilt. You can tell from the pictures that he was extremely stressed! 🙂
Every now and then he changed positions.
Every now and then he cracked his tired eyelids to make sure I was still close by.
A couple of times a noisy vehicle went by and he hopped up to see what was going on.
He and I share the ability to go right back to sleep after being awakened.