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It's a Team's Life

Pets On Board

By Linda Caffee
Posted Jan 5th 2021 1:57PM

We travel with a cat and a dog, and that has some unique challenges, such as a water dish and the litter box.  In the past two trucks, we have come up with unique ways to hide the litter box. In one, we removed a grate under the bed and put the litter box in that space.  In the next truck, we dedicated and split a cabinet for the litter box and can keep his food dish in that area. The cabinet has outside access to get to the litter box for cleaning. Water is available to our pets at all times, and after a few tries, I found this water dish that does not slosh and allows both the cat and dog to drink. 

When we walk our dog Texas, we keep a container on the leash for her waste bags.  We use a leash, not a retractable leash.  One of our family members was walking their small dog on a retractable leash, and the dog saw something on the other side of the interstate.  When she reached the end of the leash, it broke, and she ran out onto the interstate and was killed. This year I added a glow in the dark collar that is rechargeable so that when we walk at night, Texas will be easily seen.  

Have you thought of what might happen to your pet if you are in an accident?  What if the pet is thrown out of the vehicle or you are incapacitated?   We have all heard the horror stories of pets being lost at an accident scene and to often not recovered.  Both of our pets have collars that have their name, their rabies tag, and phone number for our daughter.  If we are in an accident and someone finds our pets, the rescuer needs to call someone that can answer the phone to save their lives.  Our daughter will know what to do and who to contact to make sure they will be taken care of or will contact us to gather them up. 

Our pets are a great comfort to us, and in return we want them to have the safest and happiest life possible.

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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