View Poll Results: What are the pets we carry with us during our travel?
Dogs? 95 86.36%
Cats? 21 19.09%
Birds? 5 4.55%
Or other please explain 2 1.82%
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:37 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by overlander63
We take Cookie, our PeekaPoo, with us on all our camping outings. I also take Baby, our 16 year old Siamese, with me when I have to leave town for our suddenly-all-too-frequent hurricane evacuations. Cookie loves to ride, and is usually the first one to the door when we say, "let's go". Baby is not thrilled with riding, but he certainly fares better than he would if our house ever got damaged in a storm with him in it. Here is a photo of Baby:
Unfortuanately, Baby, our now 17 year old Siamese, passed away this morning from what appears to have been stomache cancer. He started having difficulty moving around, and finally could not move at all. I stayed up all night last night with him last night. He passed away about 8 this morning.
Be sure to pet your dog (or cat) before you go to bed at night, you never know if your best friend will be there in the morning to greet you.

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:03 AM   #30
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unconditional love

Our pets give us some much love on any day and the memories are gold.

I feel your pain today as we are losing our 16+ yr old Lab. She has never camped with us. She loved to ride in the car and was always in the area we were in on the farm. She would follow the tractor anywhere just to be with us. We are certainly going to miss her.

Our 8 yr old yorkie was diagnosed last week with heart and kidney problems. the loss of him would be like losing our right arm as he has not been away from us since we got him . the yorkie has traveled with us from Cal to Fla and Canada to Mexico. He loves to go and thinks that a day without a car ride is a bad day.

Take peace that baby was not alone at the end.

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Old 07-02-2006, 12:29 PM   #31
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We are sorry to hear of your loss. Everyday I hug our Weimer, Wally, (going on twelve, slowing down, and very arthritic) and thank him for being such a good and faithful friend, and then I look him in the eyes and tell him that he is a GREAT dog. Our day is just not complete without this little love time. ~G
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:18 PM   #32
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Thank you folks for your kind words, they are appreciated more than you know. Baby was interred late this morning, and we got a small stone marker for him. The pups are looking all over the house for him, and can't understand where he is. I hope it is a very long time before they find out.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:15 PM   #33
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I am so sorry to hear about your lose.Here something i found.I hope it helps .

A Cat's Prayer

Author: Unknown

A Pets Prayer
If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
Don't let your grief stay your hand,
For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.

The Clark Family
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:01 PM   #34
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Another loss

Our "traveling cat" Sidney Cricket's ashes are now in a small oak box on the coffee table. At about 17, he far exceeded the vet's estimated life span when he was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago. He seemed to understand that the, sometimes painful, insulin shots were part of his life.

He hated to travel, but we had to take him with us for his shots. He cried softly while moving, but he really liked being in the trailer with us when it stood still.

He couldn't quite cope with his last diabetic crash, though, and slowly wound down until he could only walk a few feet before resting. He slept most of his last night tight against me, but when I found him laying in the litter box in the morning, I knew that he deserved to go with more dignity than that.

He was the best of friends from the time we found him at 2 to 3 years old, starving along the highway, and eating crickets under a street light.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:04 PM   #35
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We are still hurting, and cookie is still looking for baby. We buried him in the back yard and we have a stepping stone for him with a dragon fly on it. I feel your loss also. But I know they are in a better palce.
When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:53 PM   #36
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John, you have my condolences as well. Animals we have belonged to for so long become one of the family, and the loss of one can be as wrenching as losing a son or daughter. In some ways it is even worse, because we can't explain to them why they are suffering, as we could a human.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:39 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Angel73
How many of us have pets that we bring camping with us? We have one dog named Nickey she 7 year old Boston Terr, and our son Bearded dragon Spike
Let's go mom and dad
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:01 PM   #38
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We travel with our 4 birds, a cat, and our dog. We just got back from a trip that was our Macaw's maiden voyage, and he did great. He wasn't loud enough to disturb anyone, and was asleep as dark set in. For short trips the birds and the dog ride in the excursion, and the cat relaxes in the trailer. Longer trips will see two of the birds giving company to the cat. They all get along great, and it's always fun to be with them.

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:27 PM   #39
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While at a rod run this weekend folks were there in an SOB MH with a 11 month old cat named Whiskers. Great little guy and he got a ton of attention as he sat at the door to their trailer beside his basket, leash on, and any bug within reach was an instant and much enjoyed snack. Unfortunately late on Saturday night they were out with a flashlight trying to find the little guy and had many of us out as well. No bell, no tattoo, just a collar and leash. Yes, a happy ending, he was snuggled far up under the dash all along, but they learned a lesson. Make sure you little furball can be heard if not seen, has proper ID somewhere and preferably permanent, and you know all the rest. I know my wife and others spent quite some time out in the dark with flashlights trying to find the little guy and several of them almost picked up a baby skunk. Now THAT would have been interesting.....
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:07 PM   #40
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I go.. the dog comes.. or I don't go....


But makes me wonder... who is the pack leader.... sometimes.......
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:25 PM   #41
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Some might refer to my friend and companion as a dog
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:14 AM   #42
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Here's a resent photo of our Sulley (Select's James P. Sullivan of Fayette--Named after the big blue furry monster from the Disney/Pixar movie Monsters, Inc.). This was taken at the Can Opener Rally at Topsail Hill State Park in January '07.

He loves to go camping and every time the Airstream's door is open, he bounds in and checks things out.
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