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Old 07-05-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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Where do your pooches sleep?

Just three dogs and the two of us. We use our dinette sleeper for two of the pooches (as most Russell folks can attest, ours sleeps with us in our bed, of course! ).

Just curious, what do you do?
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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We have two five pound poodles. One is ours (Aggie) and one (Ebony) that we adopted after my wife's mother could no longer care for her in the nursing home. They both sleep with us. GStephens
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Our gaucho is barely big enough for two, let alone two and a dalmatian who needs room to stretch out! Our little eskimo fits anywhere. So we drop the dinette down for the dogs. In fact, when we have the dogs along we usually drop it down during the day too. Who wants to nap on a hard floor? My husband sometimes joins them

XRay, your dogs are really cute. What a team!
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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We had Penny our 70lb Shep mix on the dinette folded down with all the sheets, etc. It became kind of a PITA...until we reailzed her dog bed fits right under the dinette table. Now she has a space under the table and is happy as a clam...plus not bed setup and take down each day!
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, Steph, Twink, et al!

We really love our dogs. They go with us everywhere. We make the bed up for them every night even though it is a PITA. See their euroshams? I'd hate to tell you what they cost!

Steph, your husband looks like he's in heaven... You're obviously our kind of people.

I gotta mention that the 22' CCD has an upholstered wheel well under the table that the Russell loves to sit on (when he's not actually on the table top) when we dine (see, Twink, the wheel well is actually an asset!). Russell's are something else... We'd love to have more pooches but there just "aint" room!
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Cookie, our Peek-A-Poo, takes turns sleeping with each of us. We learned early on there isn't enought room for two "full grown-plus" adults on the gauchos, so we each take one. The dog usually starts sleeping with Marie, and sometime during the night she winds up with me.

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Does anyone know if a 100 lb Dobe can turn around comfortably in a 22' Airstream? He is a house dog at home.
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Easily.
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Does anyone know if a 100 lb Dobe can turn around comfortably in a 22' Airstream? He is a house dog at home.
Well, we travel with two poodles, one is 65#, and the other a svelte 52#. They turn around easily in our 31 footer.... we, however, exit the trailer when they decide to do poodle zoomies! Down the hall, flip off the bed, back down the hall, flip off the gaucho and repeat repet repeat!
We have had a friend stay with us with three of his poodles.... add another 175# to the mix....
If we can fit 292# of poodles in our 31 footer, your 100# dobe should be a snap in a 22!
And on the orginal thread.... our dogs sleep with us, in the skimpy double bed..... at home, they sleep on the floor, in the Airstream they MUST be in bed with us. Go figure!

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Jack Russells are DAWGS???

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Just three dogs and the two of us. We use our dinette sleeper for two of the pooches (as most Russell folks can attest, ours sleeps with us in our bed, of course! ).

Just curious, what do you do?
Jack Russells are DAWGS???
We didn't know that, and neither did our Jack!
What was God thinking when he allowed them on the earth?

Our Dilly owns the Airstream,and she tells US where we can sleep.

(Usually in MY twin)
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The day before we left for our big trip we were packing the trailer and van, and the dogs snuck out and got in the van and refused to come out! They knew we were packing, and they wanted to go too! I had to lure them back inside with cookies. I felt like a heel leaving them behind, but they forgave us as soon as we got home.
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our boxer lets us sleep in the bed with her
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We have two large German Sheperds, a black 7 month old male pup named Chief, and a sable colored five year old female named Jess. The pup is getting " fixed" as I write this. He is already as big as the female and he has 18 more months of growth to go. My only concern is that I think the Vet wants to steal him. Her family raises German Shepards and Chief has a great personality. He has absolutely no fear and consequently is excellant around kids, adults, and animals of all sorts. Like his predecessors, he is being trained as a hospital visitation dog.

However, as good as these dogs are, they are too big to stay in our 31 footer. I have a pickup truck with a tall canopy with a rear tinted glass door that replaces the tailgate. The canopy has large screened sliding windows. I installed a Cargo Bat for storage in the canopy over two large doorless kennels. The kennels were equipped with thick pads. Another pad was place just inside the glass door. A spill proof water dish sits beside the pad. This is their home away from home.

When camped, the dogs are leashed to individual runners placed between trees. At night, the dogs are released and told to "Kennel UP." They go directly to their kennels and I close the glass door. When we stay where the dogs can run free, we just leave the canopy door open and they can come and go as they please.

For security, its nice to have the dogs out of the Airstream and in the canopy. The dogs can see out but no one can see in through the tinted windows or door. When they stick their heads out the windows, they are at eye level for six footers.

When traveling, I can watch via the rear view mirror the dogs sitting or lying on the big pad watching the world go by through the back door. I am currently working on an evaperative cooler for their comfort when travaling in hot weather. I have a remote thermometer to watch the temperature when traveling or camped.

Whenever we pull the Airstream to the house to load up for a trip, we can not leave the the canopy door open or we will never get the dogs out.
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We normally travel with 2 Golden retrievers in a 19 ft Bambi. One is about 60 lb and the other is around 85 lb there seams to be plenty of room for them hard to say about us. Cody the 85 lb thinks it is his trailer. Acutely there is plenty of room you just have to watch out where you step so you don't step on one of them.

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