From what I understand, the law in PA states that all animals must be securely crated or tethered while driving, although I often do have a loose animal or two if they are more comfortable. That's a pretty sensible law though, because an animal who decides to jump in your lap while you're driving can be a danger without meaning to. I do tether all of my own dogs when I drive, because I don't want them jumping out when I open the door, although if I only take Jessie somewhere I don't really need to tether her for her to stay secure. I tend to stay on the safer side though, especially now that I've learned about this law. I do try to follow laws for the most part, even if I think they are a touch silly or whatnot. But anyway, let's get on to reading about the magnificent animals who hitchhiked with us this weekend!
My first transport had the following dogs on it:
- Andy, male Lab/Aussie mix, 60 lbs - He wasn't feeling 100% on the trip, probably a bit stressful. He and Arlie were probably litter mates, or at least fairly bonded.
- Arlie, female Lab/Aussie mix, 60 lbs - She was a sweetie. She stayed with Andy through the trip, though they weren't in my car.
- Buddy, male black Lab, 65 lbs - A gorgeous guy who made me smile. I didn't get any pictures of him that I know of.
- Chessie, female Lab mix, 60 lbs - A very pretty girl. I got what I think is a picture of her trying to reach through her crate to give me kisses.
- Fred, male beagle, 25 lbs - A cute little guy. Unfortunately, I only got one picture of him (I think) greeting a couple other dogs. Pretty much any time I see a Beagle I think of Krissie now.
- Grey Goose, male Jack Russell Terrier/ Weimaraner mix, 29 lbs - A beautiful grey and white dog. Very active and quite friendly.
- Oliver, male Great Dane/ Collie mix, 75 lbs - An awesome big dog that had a neat slender look to him. He and Sully seem to be grand buddies. He was a little shy, but oh so nice.
- Puggles, male puggle, 15-20 lbs - An adorable little critter. Not quite as smushy face as a Pug, but you can see it. I think he'd be a great lap dog.
- Richie, male Chocolate Lab, 70 lbs - A great big fluffy bear. I just wanted to hug him to bits, he was so soft and gorgeous.
- Sparky, male German Shepherd mix, 45 lbs - A friendly calm little boy. He got the honor of riding in the crate in the back of the Jeep.
- Sully, male Husky/ German Shepherd mix, 46 lbs - A playful adorable boy who has the sad eyes thing down pat. He and Oliver got the middle of the Jeep to hang out in.
- Tapa, female beagle/JRT mix, 20 lbs - A cute little thing. I'm pretty sure I got no pictures of her. As I've said, it's really hard to keep track sometimes!
- Tess, female lab mix, 35 lbs - A darling girl, who I didn't get any pictures of. Somebody is going to get a real sweetheart in this one.
- Tigger, male lab/plott hound mix, 35 lbs - The 4th dog in the Jeep with me, he just kicked back in the back end and slept the whole way. And what a character he was too!
I think this is Fred greeting Oliver and Sully.
Sully trying to get Oliver to play with him.
Tigger and Andy
I'm not sure which these two dogs are, so I won't name names.
I'm not too sure of the names on the following dogs either, but they were decent pictures, so here goes.
This might be Andy or Buddy.
I think this is Chessie, but I could be wrong. I probably am. Hah. Maybe it's Tess.
I have no idea on this one. Yikes. But adorable anyway.
I'm pretty sure this is Puggles.
And I'm fairly certain this is Richie.
Oh, and I do know this is Grey Goose.
Okay, I'll make another post for the dogs that were stuck with me.