More travelling dogs
Jess and Pip, were introduced to readers of the Kiwi Blog Bus back in January in this post.
The dogs come with us on every single trip we make in the bus and they just absolutely love it.
If we go into the bus for any reason while it’s parked outside our house – they jump in, get comfortable and look very expectant.
You can almost hear their sulky complaints when we turf them out and shut the door.
We are very fortunate that they like to travel with us and don’t get car (or should I say bus) sick.
Pip is happy to sleep while we travel while Jess likes to look out of the window.
Actually she prefers to stick her head out of the window but she isn’t always allowed.
When we arrive at a destination we are very careful to keep the dogs on leads.
Partly as we don’t want them to disappear but also to protect wildlife and many of New Zealand’s fantastic birds.
They are both big softies and I don’t know what either of them would do if they actually came face-to-face with some wildlife .
Pip would probably try to make friends – no matter what the size of the other animal.
So, the dogs are usually fastened, by chain or leash, to the bus or a screw in the ground thingy-ma-jingy.
But after we’ve had time to check out our locality we do like to let them of for a run around if there’s a suitable place.
Many New Zealand beaches have rules about allowing dogs (on or off the lead.)
Some beaches allow dogs at anytime while there are also some definite “no dogs permitted” beaches too.
Many are seasonal and/or allow dogs off leads after a certain time of day.
We always check (and we always pick up after our dogs too).
But I hate to say some people don’t – shame on them.
So, anyway.. the dogs were complaining that they haven’t had enough coverage on this blog thing that I do all the time now.
They sat and stared at me until I promised to put on some more photos.
Jess and Pip – Our travelling dogs…