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Old 01-09-2016, 04:56 PM   #1555
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The smell of dog...but, she's worth it.

That reminds me of a question I'd been meaning to ask. How do you give Lily a bath when you're on the road?

I agree, neat socks!
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:04 PM   #1556
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Thanks, Mimi. I just had to have them.

I only bathe Lily on the road when I absolutely must, and then with the outside shower, which you probably do not have. I carry a bar of solid dog shampoo.

I have found that brushing her regularly helps keep the shedding and odor down....it's what falls behind the benches that makes the inside smell doggy ....and sometimes I use a waterless dog bath product I buy at Petco.

Pour some on a rag or a few paper towels, wipe her muzzle, belly and nether parts with it, and she smells clean and fresh.

I have even used this effectively after she has rolled in duck poop....her favorite.

You can also buy a wipe for the same purpose, but I like the liquid better, and can really soak her with it if needed.

She does sleep on my bed, after all.

Add any humidity, and dog smells just permeate everything. . I bought a bottle of Febreze last year at Edisto, and now will never travel without it.


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Old 01-09-2016, 05:11 PM   #1557
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My kids gave me a Furminator deshedding tool for Christmas, and it's great. If I go over Blackie every day or so with that, there's much less of that black lab hair to deal with in the house. Blackie likes it, she's getting attention, after all. The kids did say that there are some reviews out there that say you need to be sure you're getting the real product. The knock-offs pull hair and the dogs hate them.

I'll have to think up how to rig an outside shower on an old Safari, and I definitely need some of that waterless dog bath from Petco.

Thanks a million!
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:15 PM   #1558
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You could probably get a 2 1/2 gallon solar shower, and get the job done with that, as Blackie has pretty short hair.

They work very well, and take up little space when empty.


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Old 01-09-2016, 05:17 PM   #1559
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Nice idea! I'll get one and put it on board. Worst case, I could refill that from the Airstream's water heater.
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It is pouring rain here.

There is nothing quite like the sound of rain on these roofs.


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Hi Maggie... Geez, I have to write that down.. living in Oregon... and I have to agree, I always loved being in the trailer in the rain... even if it was just in the driveway!!! thanks for taking us along... I love to go on "trips" with you and Lily... stay dry and enjoy the view!!! hugs and love from here... where it is also raining!!!
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My kids gave me a Furminator deshedding tool for Christmas, and it's great. If I go over Blackie every day or so with that, there's much less of that black lab hair to deal with in the house. Blackie likes it, she's getting attention, after all. The kids did say that there are some reviews out there that say you need to be sure you're getting the real product. The knock-offs pull hair and the dogs hate them.

I'll have to think up how to rig an outside shower on an old Safari, and I definitely need some of that waterless dog bath from Petco.

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We travel with two Labs, the yellow sheds worse than any dog I have ever seen, almost to the point where we give up at times trying to stay ahead of it.

For showers, if you are in a campground with water hook ups, I carry a "Y" connector and I made a five foot piece of hose. Hook up the "Y" connector at the water hook up in the campground, put the small section of hose on it and let her ripe. We have an outside shower and I sometimes rinse them with it. If we do this we do it early in the AM and keep them outside as they stay wet almost all day and as Maggie said the smell is worse and the added humidity in the trailer is not welcomed.

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Thanks Bud. Good idea for warm weather. I already carry the Y connector, and I'll make up a short piece of hose.
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My NYC daughter and I Skype most Sunday mornings, each of us sipping coffee in our respective homes......today, me in my beautiful little home on wheels.

I love her, and I love it. Skype is a wonderful thing.

Rain has stopped, but it is going to be cold....and that's okay, because I am warm and dry and have lots of microfleece.


Shortly after we brought Lily home in 2010, I bought her a crate liner as a bed in our room, and picked up a dog blankie somewhere to put in it.....brown fleece, with tan paw prints on it.

Since Doug died, she of course has refused to sleep anywhere at night but at the foot of my bed, so a sheet, and in cold weather this blankie, go across the foot of it to protect my bedspread a bit.

I grabbed that fleece to bring with me this trip, and put it out on the foot of my bed last night as it was going to be cold.....she pounced on it, rubbed her muzzle all over it, and rolled around on it, paws in the air.

Dog-speak for "I love my blankie so much!"

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Dogs have their ways. The first night Blackie and I spent in the Airstream, she'd refused to have anything to do with the Walmart crate pad I'd bought for her to sleep on. Once I had gone to bed, she jumped up onto the street side front gaucho, stayed there for maybe 15 seconds, and then jumped down. She went straight to the crate pad and slept on it all night and for the remaining 4 nights of our stay.

I guess that's her way of telling me I should replace the petrified, 50-year-old foam in those gauchos.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:02 AM   #1567
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I have three pairs of these.........found at TJMaxx last year.


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Baby Powder & Baking Soda 50-50..... rub in all over with deep massage.. comb/brush in.... usually against the hair direction... leave in for a few minutes..

Then vigorously brush out... and add a bi more.. repeat if needed.
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