Do they make one for humans?
A few weeks ago, something on the pet aisle in WalMart caught my eye. If you’ve been reading this blog very long at all, you know that Gretchen just doesn’t ride well. We’ve tried all kinds of drugs, with no relief for her, and the side effects have been VERY stressful for the humans.
So, with a low price point (I honestly can’t recall, but I’m hoping to grab a few more this weekend), the Knight agreed we couldn’t afford NOT to try it.
The maiden voyage was a simple trip to Smoothie King, all of 15 minutes from home. Gretchen was notably less stressed, which is to say she didn’t try to bounce off the walls in the car. She’s used it four more times for trips to and from the shop, all of which were less than 15 minute rides, and by the last one, she sat in the back seat with Sissy like a sane doggy.
On the very first use, we noted that even Sissy – not wearing a collar – wasn’t whining, which is highly unusual (and appreciated). It is my theory that Sis, like Fred before her, “sings” on the first part of a ride because she’s that darned happy. It is also my opinion that Sis’s antics add to Gretchen’s frenzy. If we can find the 27″ collar (we suspect the small one that barely fits Gretchen was a mis-labeled CAT collar), Sis will be wearing one too, just for the heck of it.
(Hey! The 27″ one would fit me too. Just a thought…)
Keep your fingers crossed that podunk’s Wally World has more.
While you have those fingers crossed, think good thoughts for dear Dudley and his pack. I really, REALLY hate cancer, but when it is a sweet old doggums stricken… He’s fighting a good fight and maintaining his loving spirit, so I’m wishing more of the same for the rest of his pack, especially the humans.
Thanks for the continued support for Sissy and me. Wondervet called this morning, but you can read the update here.
Happy dogs on thursday and little friday!