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 8/27/2007 9:37 PM
 
Marslet,
That experience that you had...I don't think I would have dared to come home....any one of my x-husbands would have killed me for sure...no doubt about that.
You are right that she wants to see where I am at. I thought about the idea of raising the blinds, but, I am afraid then she will rip up the screens on each of the living windows. I sure would hate for that to happen.
When I am hooking up then I have her on a retractable leash so she can be by me and see whats happening.
But, when I go to get togethers or classes that's when she does her damage. I guess if that's the worse that happens it'll be okay.

Take care and God Bless.
Love ya, Mary
98 29ft Class C Tracker TrailStar Traveling with: Angel-"Navigator Poodle"

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 8/27/2007 10:56 PM
 
Sorry to hear of your Angel problems Mary. Have you ever used a crate with her?
That's the problem with group potlucks, puppy's are seldom invited where there is food. I personally don't mind, and I am sure a lot of others don't either and are in the same boat.
Love, Sharon

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 8/28/2007 12:29 AM
 
Mary, When he got over the shock, I gave him my journal to read and giggled when I heard him laughing about some of the things that happened on that trip. Some of them were very dangerous like the left front wheel hub getting dented and I'm traveling down the interstate doing 70 MPH!!! Burning clutch plate, hood puller stretching out(hence the reason for the white rope) tornado type winds dropping a MCDonald's sign on top of the vehicle and it falling and hitting the hook up which I then drug down the interstate and destroyed, the flat tire while hooked to the camper etc. The last thing I will tell you is the sign that said, "Travel this road at your own risk" ( NO where to turn around. 33 miles and 4 1/2 hours later I kissed the ground in gratitude. And those were some of the highlights of the trip. I swear that road was so narrow that the big red truck literally had two wheels up on the side of the mountain at some areas. I have kept the same DH for 34 years and we are still going strong. Hope to start traveling in a year and a half when he finally retires.
Marslet This message was edited by Marslet on 8-27-07 @ 11:32 PM

Happy camping, Marslet
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 8/30/2007 1:23 AM
 
Sprinter,
I am having problems with my computer so I may have sent this already.
I have put in a crate for Angel--in under the kitchen table(that was the only place it would kind of fit). So I'll see what happens on the next trip out in Sept.
I know she's not going to like that....I have never crated her. I did have her get in it a couple times after I got it under there.
Take Care & God Bless
Love ya, Mary
98 29ft Class C Tracker TrailStar Traveling with: Angel-"Navigator Poodle"

98 29ft Class C Tracker TrailStar Traveling with: Angel-riding shot gun
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 8/30/2007 2:00 AM
 
Hi Mary,
She may surprise you and actually like it. At least puppies like having a little enclosed place of their own to feel safe and content. When you are out and about, maybe she will too.
Good luck to you both and enjoy your outings.
Love, Sharon
2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile

"The Buggy" 2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile * "Belgian" 2007 Honda Reflex Scooter
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 8/30/2007 9:53 AM
 
I have never used a crate either, but I have friends who use them all the time..
One has two dachshunds like we, and if she fusses at them, they go get in their own little crates. Days when they tire, they go take naps in them.
Other RVing friends had 3 dogs and 3 crates. I've taken care of those dogs for them when he had surgery, and they LOVED their crates. They are their "security hidey holes" for all sorts of national security issues to the little dogs...grin..
Good luck...
Joella

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 8/30/2007 9:18 PM
 
Mary welcome to the world of camping. Everyone has gone through problems like that even the men. First time I drove mine, took cold showers for 3 days before I called my son on how to light the hotwater heater..
This past weekend went down to Port St. Lucie. Went through a terrific rainstorm on the way down, not a problem. Got into the campground, set up and went to sleep. Next day, winds kicked up, began to rain, heard a noise and went to investigate. My cover on my bathroom vent was broken and laying back. Tried to climb up there, decided falling was not an option, got back down. Decide ok, can't let it rain in here, so grabbed a knife and cut the screen and pulled the vent closed.
It was broken beyond repair. So got the name of a local RV repair shop, stopped in on my way out of town and they happily replaced that vent cover, had a screen to replace the screen inside and I bought a cover for the whole thing so this won't happen again. This man didn't charge me a great deal to do all this.
Bottom line, you do what you have to do, laugh at the problem and plan your next trip.
I tried to drive through a covered bridge with my Motorhome. Sides cleared but alas the roof didn't. Had a very upset Ranger screaming at me, told him to cool his jets I was upset enough without his yelling. I knew I made a mistake now help me out of it. HE DID. Then very politely helped me find my way down off that mountain. Tore my TV antenna up, but bought a replacement, put it on when I got home, now covered bridges are off my list.
So write yourself a journal for you to laugh at later. That's what being on here is all about, knowing there are others that have had the same problems.


Nan 2003 Forest River Lexington 23 feet This message was edited by Gentleladybear on 8-30-07 @ 8:20 PM

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 8/31/2007 1:05 AM
 
Nan,
Personally, I think that was some quick thinking with the broken vent. Thank God it dawned on you that if you were able to get up on the roof you probably would fall off--not good---get the heck down carefully.
Going under the bridge---I have often wondered about this and prayer as I went under it that nothing would happen. Of course, once you are stuck....you are stuck.
I can see how keeping a journal would be a good thing to be able to laugh over in our "old age" heh heh heh
Love ya, Mary
98 29ft Class C Tracker TrailStar Traveling with: Angel-"Navigator Poodle"

98 29ft Class C Tracker TrailStar Traveling with: Angel-riding shot gun
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