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Traveling with Molly

By Bob & Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 12th 2009 12:13PM

Traveling with Molly has and continues to be a pleasure.   She started riding in trucks in 2000 as a 5 year old spoiled rotten Cocker Spaniel.   She is now more spoiled then she was!   Molly requires a lot of care to be in the truck as her comfort is our number one concern.   We have a generator on a thermostat so that in the winter she is warm or in the summer she is cool if we are not in the truck.   She drinks bottled water as the water all over the United States is so different.   She does not eat any kind of meat left over’s but she really likes carrots and cashews which she gets on a limited bases.   She has her snacks which she expects for every good deed she performs.   We get out of the truck and get back in she gets a treat, she goes out goes potty she gets a treat, we ask her to move from the back to the front she gets a treat and then before she goes to bed she gets the ultimate treat a chicken jerky strip broke into pieces so she does not eat it too quickly and choke.   We park near grass so she does not have to walk far as she does not like cold nor does she like extreme heat.   We always carry baggies for Molly as part of keeping a pet is cleaning up after them. She is kept shaved in the summer and shaggy in the winter.   Each time we go home she is bathed and groomed.   She also has her regular checkups and has shots for all over the country.   She is given Front Line and also Heartworm medicine year around.   She has a rain coat, a sweater, and a light jacket, if the weather is really bad she has boots that she hates.   Molly is the official greeter for our truck and she has not found a person yet she does not like.   Molly has always been a couch potato and this life style fits her perfect one person gets out of bed and the next person gets in.   When we go home we have to put her on a leash to get her in the house as she would rather be in the truck as she is the center of attention.   The 15th of November she will 14 and we have had her since she would fit in the palm of our hands.   She is an awesome dog who we will miss dearly when she is gone but I know she has had a very fun life and is still enjoying herself.

 

Bob & Linda Caffee
Leased to: FedEx Custom Critical
TeamCaffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters 5 years been out here on the road ten years
boblindacaffee@gmail.com

 

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8 Comments

  • - November 12, 2009
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  • - November 13, 2009
    Patti Springer-=|=-Hi Linda & Bob,
    My husband & I have been checking into expediting. We too have a little dog, ours is a Yorkie, we got him in Oklahoma 2 and a half years ago. He is definitely the center of our world. We lost our home to a fire 2years ago. My husband was sleeping at the time with Oakley(thats his name). My husband is one of the heaviest sleepers you will ever meet, and Oakley literally scratched my husbands face up to wake him up. He saved my husbands life, and for that I will be forever grateful to him.By the time my husband got outside and turned to look at the house, it was literally engulfed in flames. Oakley goes just about every place with us and I think he would adjust just fine as he loves to ride.
    My initial reason for writing was to get your ideas on the lifestyle of an expeditor. Are you an owner operator? I noticed you work for Fed-Ex.Do you like working for them? I really think we would enjoy doing this,my husband has driven a tri-axle tanker for 18 years for the same company, and I have driven an oil truck for home delivery,dump truck for the state and plowed snow on state highways. And for the past 7 years driven school bus. But our children are all grown up and we would like to see the country,and earn a good living at the same time.
    I would love to hear anything you would like to tell me, good or bad about expediting. Even some good sights to stop and check out.
    My email is lildog_transport@yahoo.com
  • - November 13, 2009
    Patti Springer-=|=-Hi Linda & Bob,
    My husband & I have been checking into expediting. We too have a little dog, ours is a Yorkie, we got him in Oklahoma 2 and a half years ago. He is definitely the center of our world. We lost our home to a fire 2years ago. My husband was sleeping at the time with Oakley(thats his name). My husband is one of the heaviest sleepers you will ever meet, and Oakley literally scratched my husbands face up to wake him up. He saved my husbands life, and for that I will be forever grateful to him.By the time my husband got outside and turned to look at the house, it was literally engulfed in flames. Oakley goes just about every place with us and I think he would adjust just fine as he loves to ride.
    My initial reason for writing was to get your ideas on the lifestyle of an expeditor. Are you an owner operator? I noticed you work for Fed-Ex.Do you like working for them? I really think we would enjoy doing this,my husband has driven a tri-axle tanker for 18 years for the same company, and I have driven an oil truck for home delivery,dump truck for the state and plowed snow on state highways. And for the past 7 years driven school bus. But our children are all grown up and we would like to see the country,and earn a good living at the same time.
    I would love to hear anything you would like to tell me, good or bad about expediting. Even some good sights to stop and check out.
    My email is lildog_transport@yahoo.com
  • - November 13, 2009
    Cindy-=|=-Happy Birthday Molly. It will be a sad day when
    she passes on. It was when my 13 yr old yorkie
    died. He rode with us for many years and I still
    miss him every day.
  • - November 13, 2009
    Cindy-=|=-Happy Birthday Molly. It will be a sad day when
    she passes on. It was when my 13 yr old yorkie
    died. He rode with us for many years and I still
    miss him every day.
  • - November 14, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I think truck dogs hold a very special place in our hearts as they are the center of our lives. I can only imagine Cindy how bad you miss your Yorkie they are characters.
  • - November 14, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I think truck dogs hold a very special place in our hearts as they are the center of our lives. I can only imagine Cindy how bad you miss your Yorkie they are characters.

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