No RV is yet in our grasp but the journey toward our dreams continues. Chelsea at age 13 shows us that she can handle whatever life throws at her. First she learned to walk politely on a leash (she is entitled to occasional lapses in memory), and now we know she can adapt to life on the road! What a trooper!
After only four encounters with life on the road Chelsea stopped panting and began enjoying the ride. She learned the routine, jumping into the van’s middle back seat, traveling silently (mostly), arriving at dog-friendly restaurants to party with us on their outdoor patios. She drank her water from a tall glass just as she does at home and astounded our servers with her skill and social manners. She ate her food with gusto. She visited with other diners to their surprise. She isn’t shy. She put her paws on one lady’s lap, uninvited, startling her momentarily. Praises and petting followed rewarding Chelsea for her friendly behavior.
How did all this come about? We had to leave home with our pet in tow so realtors could show our house to prospective buyers. Chelsea has developed two more new skills, riding in the van and dining at restaurants. Chelsea copes. We were concerned that she would not do well on the road. She will be fine.