Road trip – good manners essential!

Yesterday, I took Izzy for a road trip – a day out somewhere new for the both of us.  The mechanic said the car battery would benefit from a good solid trip on the open road – since all of my work is based in the city limits and so lots of short-term driving.

We stopped at a cafe for lunch which was ideally suited for dog owners – you could walk around back to access their large patio area without having to walk through the cafe.

I travel with a mat for Izzy to rest on and a water bottle and bowl.

Everyone complimented me on how laid back and easy Izzy was.  If you are going to take your dog out in public, they need good manners!

Izzy waiting patiently

Izzy displaying good manners, waiting on her mat at the cafe

The cafe was happy to give me a takeaway container, which I decided to fill with water on one side and use the lid side for her share of the food.

Izzy eating

And after we had lunch, we went for a walk at Gore Bay.  This is a beach we have never been to before – and even in a cold winter chill, Izzy enjoyed the sights and smells.

Izzy at Gore Bay

I’m glad I got out of town yesterday. Today is cold and with heavy rain – so not a good day for a road trip.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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