It's a Team's Life
Living with a pet full time creates a very strong attachment between the pet and their humans. Our pets learn many words and also can read our emotions quickly. When we are sad they are sad and when we are happy they are very happy. When we are stressed they are there to put a foot on our knee or snuggle up with us until we feel better.
A cat is a whole different story, or at least the one we have is. Squeaky is named Squeaky because he is very very vocal. When we come back to the truck he is often laying on his blanket on the dash and his only acknowledgment that we are back is a yowl to let us know we need to check his food or water dish. If we are gone for a longer period of time he will follow us to the sleeper of the truck still yowling to let us know about his displeasure. Before long though he has forgotten about us and goes back to doing what cats do a lot of, sleeping.
The best part of having a cat in the truck is the litter box and him being very self-sufficient. We found at the hard way that his food and litter box must be separated by more than the walls of the litter box. Now Squeaky has his own private restroom area as well as his own dining area. He also has a fleece blanket that he likes to lay on even when in the air ride seat. He is also the boss of the truck and if something does not go the way he wants he lets us know immediately. Squeaky is not allowed on the dash when the truck is moving and he knows that when the truck starts he must get down which he does complaining all of the
Texas, our German Shepherd got into our truck when she was eight weeks old and she believes all animals live in a
It is awesome to see them cuddled up together sound asleep. After several years without a dog in our truck, it is really nice to come back and see Texas sitting in the front seat waiting patiently for us. I will never forget the first time we walked back to our truck after Molly passed away. It was awful and of course, we said that would be our last dog as we could not go through that again. Famous last words.
Texas, the dog, forgives us if we are grouchy, gone
Bob & Linda Caffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters since January 2005
Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;
Expediting isn't just a lifestyle, it's an adventure;
Expediting isn't just an adventure, it's a job;
Expediting isn't just a job, it's a business.