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The German shepherd on my head!

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Friday, August 23, 2019

The Germans (as in dogs)- are at the groomers--
It was a terrible trip to town-
As we grew closer to town, Beau, the huge German Shedder, decided to climb over the front seat, and because Himself was sitting beside me in the passenger seat, he decided to try to climb over my shoulders , and almost onto my head, whimpering.
"Drive faster", Himself was shouting-----as if I could with the huge dog resting on my shoulders-

It must be time to break out the barrier that we do have , in the garage which might have prevented all this chaos-

There must be something to be said for small dogs -specially as one ages-

So, no hoofing it over to the boat landing yet---no stepping onto any scales to-day---
-just hoping the trip into pick the 2 Germans up will be uneventful---
Lord love a duck----Perhaps Himself should sit in the back seat----with his dark glasses on---
Life is a challenge--travelling to the groomer is always difficult--
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Good thing we don't raise cows---

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  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    The Germans should Love going to the Groomer!! Spa Day, but it upsets their routine. If they only knew that it Is Their Routine!!
    147 days ago
  • MAMAMAITAI
    I can just imagine Beau with his arms around your shoulders! emoticon
    I think it's a great idea putting the barrier in the car on spa days. There is just so much you can do while you are driving. It would be a lot safer for you as you drive. emoticon emoticon
    Enjoy your weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    147 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    Himself and I know we can no longer handle a big dog. Wiggles (about 12 pounds) is just right for us now.
    147 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Exactly why we decided on a small dog when we bought a puppy last December. That and we can only have small dogs here in our park we live in. She is small enough to ride on my lap when we take a ride around our park in our golf cart. We took her in the car yesterday for a quick ride in our car yesterday, first time that she was in the back seat by herself, she never tried climbing over the seat, she couldn't reach far enough over the seat anyway. Naturally the speed limit is 15 miles here within the park, so she was fine. Hope your trip home from the groomer goes 100% better than on the trip there.
    Have a great day and an ever better weekend.
    147 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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  • DLDMIL
    Yikes, I think it is time for the barrier.
    Hope the return trip is better.
    Have a great day
    147 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    Maybe Beau needs to take some animal CBD oil or whatever about 30 min. before the trip to calm him down. That could have been one big accident in the making! (((HUGS)))
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    147 days ago
  • BRENNAN_ARMACOS
    Yeah, that barrier sounds like a useful thing!
    147 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    What a adventure glad it ended safely hope you have a safe trip home and get barrier up for the trip home.wonder how Himself would enjoy riding in back with the Germans emoticon emoticon
    have a great Friday
    147 days ago
  • LILIANN400
    Gosh, how scarey! I hope you can get the barrier in place before you have to return to the groomers. Be careful!
    147 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    All the best.
    147 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH my gosh! Yes, sounds like it's time to hse the barrier! Godspeed on the trip to bring the Germans home! Lord love a duck!!!

    HGUS
    147 days ago
  • LIVINHEALTHY9
    I have had a Great Dane hovering and drooling over my shoulder while driving. And barking at people and other dogs she saw. Not fun!

    Yep sounds like it's time to have himself ride in the back or use the barrier.

    Happy Friday!
    147 days ago
  • LIVEANDLAUGH
    Cows on hoods? Now I've seen everything emoticon
    147 days ago
  • NANASUEH
    Yep, time for the barrier even if it's a hassle. If you don't often have passengers, maybe just leave it in place? If you were in an accident, you would have been cited as at fault. I hope you told himself he's not helping.

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    147 days ago
  • RASOCKS
    it's always an adventure, is it not?! lol
    147 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Oh my goodness!!!
    147 days ago
  • CAPTAINMORGAN2
    good grief ! What an experience!! Maybe Himself should sit in the back seat and control the dogs. And a little dog wouldn't be much better sitting on your shoulders. Wonder what made that happen?? time for Himself to retire?? And there are harnesses for dogs as well as kids. Can't even imagine having that happen while driving!! Glad all came out ok but very nerve wracking!! Hope you are having a good day today!!! emoticon emoticon
    147 days ago
  • SPARKPEOPLE1951
    My dog always enjoyed going to the groomers. She would get all excited, her groomers always made over her. Since I only had 1 dog I just stayed with her. The groomers always gave treats-that helped since she loved their homemade treats.
    147 days ago
  • VDALE4
    They must have gotten so excited to see the Groomers. I'm happy things went ok and the barrier sounds like a good thing to have.Take care now..
    147 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    I have a Yorkie so don’t have the problem that you encounter
    147 days ago
  • BONIFIANT
    If you have a barrier, I would suggest using it. Next trip that Beau tries that kind of maneuver might not end so well. Do you think it would help if you made frequent, short trips in the car with the Germans where they got a treat at the end so that they began to associate the car with good things as well as bad?

    I am sure that by the end of the day, you will have more advice than you can stand so I will just end by saying that I am relieved that you are okay and nothing really serious resulted. How about a few minutes to relax with a cup of tea? I will share one with you. emoticon
    147 days ago
  • TRISTAROSE
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    147 days ago
  • TUTUNAN
    Yup, life with big dogs is a trial.....but we love em!
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    147 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    It seems you have a circus when you take the dogs to the groomers! That is why we have an indoor cat only!
    Your living arrangements are perfect for your dogs! Carpe Diem! emoticon
    147 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    You sure lead an interesting life! emoticon emoticon
    147 days ago
  • BCHARIE
    Can't help but laugh because as a german owner I truly get it.. My german love to stand with his feet on the console between the seats which has caused tears in the pleather. I am in the process of buying a new car and some sort of restraining barrier to keep him in the back and protect the car and me!

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    147 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Glad you made it into town okay. My Daisy always stays in the back seat but one day someone turned left right in front of my husband (we had the right of way) and he had to slam on the break. She fell onto the floor. As soon as she got herself up she crawled into the front seat and sat on my lap the rest of the trip! Poor thing was scared! I should look into those harasses for dogs.
    147 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    The way you put it, I don't know if to emoticon or to emoticon I'm happy you survived to tell it though. emoticon TGIF! Happy Weekend!
    147 days ago
  • DSHONEYC
    I had to laugh picturing that episode in the LoL (aka Life of Lynda). Yes, a barrier or a restraint is best for all riders in the vehicles.
    147 days ago
  • WESTERNSAGE
    You certainly have your hands full! Please be careful driving with those dogs in the car.
    147 days ago
  • PWILLOW1
    Dear me! Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Distracted driving. I think it is time to put up that barrier. Not trying to be mean, just worry about you Lynda. Don't want you getting injured. Take care.
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    147 days ago
  • FISHGUT3
    all will be good
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    147 days ago
  • MARKSMOM3
    emoticon Good luck today! I'm sure the ride home will go better, Beau will know he's done at the "spa"! emoticon I always say my next dog will be smaller than my 98lb German, but who knows, so far I've never had a small dog. emoticon
    147 days ago
  • no profile photo GREYTDOLPHIN
    Once had a greyhound jump into the front seat (but I wasn't driving). He tried to sit on my lap and slid to the floorboard. It was on the highway. It was very uncomfortable for both of us til we could pull over and somehow extricate both of us from the car.

    After my husband had a stroke in 2011, we got a smaller greyhound who was easier to handle. Our last pup was a little rat terrier from the animal shelter. She's way easier to handle and our greyhound loves her. Two big dogs was too much to handle for us anymore.
    147 days ago
  • GBSLIM
    Good thing.
    147 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Yeah, a barrier is a good idea! Son has a sling-like seat-cover in which Carl rides in the backseat area... kind of like a doggie hammock.
    147 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I could just picture Beau on your shoulders, lol. Murphy's law, Lynda.
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    147 days ago
  • BRITOMART
    Ah, small dogs present their own issues, like the one i had who believed the ONLY way to travel was underfoot... Even when the foot in question operated gas pedal and brakes. There is no perfect world.
    147 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Happy Friday!!!
    147 days ago
  • PENOWOK
    Sounds like a buy day already!! Never dull at your house!
    147 days ago
  • JANNIE601
    There are harnesses that are a strap that fit into the seat belt clip. It keeps my dog in place and safer. The belt is short but effective. My dog just accepts it now and lays down and goes to sleep. Live it. I think I got it at a pet store but it may have been Canadian Tire.
    147 days ago
  • no profile photo MOXYCAT
    OMG Lynda.....what a trip with the Germans. Yes, either the barrier to keep the Germans in the back seat or the Doc rides in the in the backseat with the Germans holding on to leads. I have such a visual of Beau almost on your head while you are driving........funny but NOT. Have a great day......
    147 days ago
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