I wanted to give you a quick updates on how the pups are doing. The dogs are loving the RV! The first week was rough, and we did end up with an accident, (the dog did, not me!) but we have a routine now and they are acting a little more calm. I’m sure by next week, it will be smooth like butter. There are a couple things we have learned though since moving into the camper with them. I’m pretty surprised at how much more we are attuned to them.
They poop. . . a lot. Prior to moving in to the camper we owned a house with over a half of an acre of land. Once or twice a week, we would go out and do patrol to keep things up, but now we are seeing things as they happen. I’m so glad we bought a huge case of pooper bags, because I think we are going to use them quickly. Picking up after them is a breeze, and I’m always happy to see fellow pet owners cleaning up after their dogs. Max carries a little bag pack on his harness so there is nothing for me to carry while we are walking. It makes it that much easier to take photos.
Max is scared of hats and sunglasses. And pretty much anything that covers a human face. It’s the funniest thing, and it doesn’t matter what the person looks like or the age of the stranger, if your face is covered, he freaks. I’m trying to make a habit of shaking the disguised human’s hand as we walk past them so he can know that his mama thinks these people are okay. I’m hoping he eventually gets over this weird phobia. The unreasonable fear of automatic doors at PetSmart is a lost cause.
Keeping them exercised has been easy. Luckily, we have found a nice open area to let them run off leash for a little. Through the day they get short walks and we take them out for at least one long walk a day. I’ve tracked it on my little watch, and they get at least 2 miles in a day. Even without the walking trail, just doing laps around the RV park can get us some mileage.They are well behaved kids. We’ve managed to meet a lot of other furry friends while here. All of the humans are very friendly here, but the critters are a different story. Each one is a true character, and cute as can be, but some are need a few manners. I really am surprised at how many other dogs are here. I don’t know now if it is possible to be an RV owner without a pet! Our biggest pet peeve (hahah!) is cats on the loose. And the paw prints they leave on the truck. We are looking for cat deterrent as I write. Routine is king. Max was so confused with all of this. Even his kennel was on the wrong side of the room. We had to put him on the left and Mini on the right like they were in the house. But, they have figured out where their treats are, and know that they get a dental stick at night before bed still, so they are happy!
I’m so proud of my furry little pups and how well they have adjusted. The dogs are loving the RV, and we are loving it too since they have adjusted. I keep smiling about not having to sweep a porch or clean a swimming pool. It is awesome living like this.