Not A Happy Camper

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Monty knew something was up when he got a bath smile.gif0481277001582736581.jpg

Then I loaded most of my stuff late last night. Even tho it was cold (+20°), he ran outside, saw the truck and ran back inside. Little fart got used to being home, chasing the one cat he hates.

Got up at 0530...which is beyond the crack of dawn, and headed 65 mi to Burley, ID to get my load, appt at 0800. Been here enough times to know NOT to be late, but they sure can take their sweet time getting me loaded. Just started a bit ago and have only 3 pallets on. It's okay, getting my stuff put away. May take a nap also.

Will pick up Monty whenever I get sprung from here, couple things I forgot and head to Walnut CA where I deliver Friday at 0600. Easy run while getting back in the saddle :-D

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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Poor puppy!

Obviously doesn't enjoy a bath?

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Poor puppy!

Obviously doesn't enjoy a bath?

Nope! He doesn't try escaping until he's back out being towelled off. But this is the look I get:

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Started taking a nap and that did the trick. Finished loading in a hurry, got bills and am headed to the house to get Monty and the rest of my stuff. Then CA here I come :-D

Laura

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Those puppy eyes take the cake. Good to see you're heading back out with well-being restored, Laura, and hope that continues. Right now there's strong Santa Anas in the area but those should be done with before you approach Walnut on Friday.

Today is bath day as well for one of my dogs. She's a 55 lb. Briard-Terrier mix and the terrier influence comes across in legs that are kinda little in overall proportion. I haven't yet searched on here for information but checking out Monty there above brings to mind a question regarding how trucking dogs handle climbing in and out of the cab. I imagine this runs the gamut, depending on the dog, from being picked up and moved to maybe utilizing collapsing steps geared toward vehicle access. Haven't encountered any posts with such comments. Any thoughts based on what you've no doubt seen and experienced? Or anyone else?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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#FREEMONTY!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Rookie Doyenne

Monty should weigh 6.5-7.5 lbs but weighs 11.6 :-P so, now with better weather, we are getting back to walking more.

My boss I fired last Aug had a heeler x lab cross with the body more of the heeler but long legs of a lab. At 7, that dog could still jump into his KW. Monty is a mini Rat Terrier. I don't like seeing big dogs in trucks cause good many don't get very much exercise so that's why I got Monty, I can pick him up.

Being a Terrier, he is very people oriented....outside of the truck and pickup. Inside, he protects the vehicle and me. Being an old lady, I usually sleep pretty soundly....Monty hears better than me ;-)

Gotta finish loading the truck.

Laura

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Cute dog.

Safe travels as you head out.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Smiles here.... thanks for getting back, Laura. Points well taken.

I know there's a certainty of trade-offs ahead regarding my 2 rescues. They came as kennel-mates, and we've been a pack for 4+ years now, lots of daily exercise and they enjoy use of a dog door into a big outdoor space. The smaller fella is a terrier mix and prolly suited to traveling pretty much as you described. But I won't dwell on thoughts of busting up my pack until other ducks are lined up first.

Rookie Doyenne

..... My boss I fired last Aug had a heeler x lab cross with the body more of the heeler but long legs of a lab. At 7, that dog could still jump into his KW. Monty is a mini Rat Terrier. I don't like seeing big dogs in trucks cause good many don't get very much exercise so that's why I got Monty, I can pick him up.

Being a Terrier, he is very people oriented....outside of the truck and pickup. Inside, he protects the vehicle and me. Being an old lady, I usually sleep pretty soundly....Monty hears better than me ;-) .....

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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No need to bust up the pack.

Just get a bigger truck!

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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No need to bust up the pack.

Just get a bigger truck!

There ya go,LOL! Brilliant inside-the-box thinking!!! smile.gif

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