Dog Scouts

Happy Thorsday!  Mama was a Girl Scout, and while it’s the Boy Scout motto, she’s pretty good at the “be prepared” thing.  So, we thought we’d share what lives in the car for us.

41bZAiWaUAL__AA160_We have a collapsible water bowl, this precise one by Bamboo, actually.   It’s perfect for the trips to Sissy’s Vision Vet, when after the visit, we hang out in the grassy spot and do what we need to do before we get back in the car again. 

Mama doesn’t stock water bottles in the car.  Our climate is too unpredictable, and no one wants hot water, and there are some debates as to the chemicals in the plastic breaking down in high temperatures.  So, she just grabs some water before we leave…

While we travel with our leashes snapped on, Mama also keeps at least two spare leashes in the car too.  One is a retractable leash that even has poo bags snapped on it, so she always as a trash bag when one is required.  The spare leashes have come in handy when other dogs have needed a leash for whatever reason too.

She also has a basic first aid kit in the car.  There are pet first aid kits and she has had a couple, but really, a human first aid kit will do just fine in most situations.  

And no matter the weather, she always has an umbrella, a jacket and a blanket in there too. 

Shouldn’t there be dog/pet scouts with badges and uniforms and everything?!


8 Responses to “Dog Scouts”

  1. Dogs and Knits « Chan Knits Says:

    […] has a good post about what lives in my car for them.  I’m not sure whether she’s mocking me or sincerely appreciates my efforts […]

  2. Nichole Says:

    Your Mama’s car haul sounds much like our Mama’s… although our mama always has a pair of flippy-flops in her truck too… even in the winter… not sure why.
    – Teutul

  3. Nancy Says:

    Gg and Sissy, your Mom takes very good care of you and is prepared for anything.

  4. Sue Says:

    We keep a couple extra leashes in the car because we’re rescued stray dogs. We also keep a couple blankets, we’ve picked up injured dogs and the blankets work as a stretcher. We have a water bowl and a cooler to carry water and treats. A pair of heavy gloves is a good thing too in case you come across an injured dog.

  5. Mitch and Molly Says:

    Your mom sounds like she’s prepared for anything, girls, and this is a great thing!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    Great preparation – definitely worthy of a number of badges. We bet your Mama would wear them proudly.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. km Says:

    Holly has been stressed the last few times she’s been out. She won’t even drink when she’s had a ride in the car. She waits until she’s home and then gulps from the 3 gallon bucket in the back yard. I do always travel prepared though. And even if I do have water…Holly prefers a drinking fountain to a bowl in public.

  8. Desiree Says:

    There are dog scouts with badges, uniforms, troops, and camps. Unfortunately their website is being updated right now, but they do exist.

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