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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 04:25 PM

Dog Enjoying His Monday Morning On the Train With Mommy

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Reply Dog Enjoying His Monday Morning On the Train With Mommy (Original post)
catbyte Apr 26 OP
Skittles Apr 26 #1
ShazzieB Apr 26 #2
BobTheSubgenius Apr 26 #3
Duppers Apr 27 #5
BobTheSubgenius Apr 27 #6
Duppers Apr 27 #7
BobTheSubgenius Apr 28 #8
Duppers Apr 29 #9
BobTheSubgenius Apr 29 #10
FakeNoose Apr 26 #4

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 04:38 PM

1. cute

that woman looks like a mannequin

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:26 PM

2. What a sweet boi (or girl)! 🥰

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:29 PM

3. I wonder what train that is.

Amtrak told my wife she couldn't bring the dog. I just looked it up, and found that they do allow dogs on trips of 7 hours or less. Good to know.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:03 AM

5. Only up to 20lbs.


"Small dogs and cats travel for $26 or 800 Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) are welcome on trips up to seven hours on most routes (some restrictions apply*).




Well, dang, that would mean only a tiny dog could travel with you. You got my hopes up there for a minute.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 07:40 PM

6. Ours is a Cairn terrier, which is a breed that should be under 20 pounds.

So, it would apply to Ozzie, but not to yours, apparently. Sorry about that...and your dashed hopes.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 11:33 PM

7. 'Tis ok.

Our big old Lab boy is 85lbs now.

I'd love to take the train from Wmbrg, VA to NYC to visit our son & bring him along but think we'll just board him.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:33 PM

8. We used to fly Ozzie (for Wizard of Oz), but he didn't care for it all that much.

And the final time, he was shaking when Diane picked him up from the cargo terminal...where she arrived 15 minutes before they were going to close it for the night.

Really, the only option is to drive. He's good in the car, but half an hour or an hour isn't the same as long day after long day. I stay home with him and she travels, or vice versa. He's 13 now, and we don't like to put him through too much.

Cheers to you and your big ol' guy!

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:58 AM

9. Good for you guys!

You're good pup parents!

Lucky for us that our Ogee loves car rides. I could never fly a dog as cargo in a plane after seeing the way my sister's dog arrived yrs ago. Poor thing was a dehydrated wreck. A tranquilizer before the trip *may* have helped. But I think they treat pets the way they do luggage!

Here's hoping your Ozzie lives to be 20 before he must leave Oz.




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Response to Duppers (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:23 PM

10. Thank you so much!

We do try to take care of him, and he's in GREAT shape for a dog of 13. I walk him every day, which is also party self-interest, because he is much more compliant when he walks every day. The big thing, I think, is the home-made food. 6 pounds of VERY lean meat, plus carrots, apples, quinoa, brown rice, kidney beans (or other legumes). green beans....etc.

It's a recipe recommended by our vet. It made a world of difference, and we're sure it's added years to his life. Not cheap, but how much is a member of one's family worth?

And yes, they treat them like luggage, and I wouldn't be shocked if some AH baggage handler or other liked to torment them by bashing their crates around. They won't accept the dog if they think he's been drugged, either.

Cheers

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:52 PM

4. I'm not sure if that's his "enjoying" face

It's more like he's worried that maybe this is another trip to the vet's.
Mommy we don't have to go there again, do we?


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