Help! Held Hostage In Our Own Vehicle! | GBGV | Monday Mischief

My GBGV Life starting a road tripIt all started out like a normal morning at our house until Mom started packing all our stuff and her stuff. Was she leaving us? Were we going to a dog sitter? No, we were about to be held hostage in our own vehicle for a 24 hour car ride to Florida! Help! We had a rental car to save miles on our own car. Mom chose a sedan – before you think she is an idiot, read on. Bailie is a puppy, an instigator, and sometimes we fight a bit when she pesters Katie and I. Mom thought that it would be best to have us right behind her in the back seat in case any trouble came up when we were speeding down the highway, and we would have a trunk where we could lock things up and people couldn’t see in, so no SUV.

Drury InnHere we were the beginning of the trip – all excited, going on vacation, buckled into our seat belts in our spots in the backseat. How happy we were…not knowing we still had another 23:55 to go! The first day wasn’t that bad, we stopped every three hours or so, had water and snacks, even dinner, but it was late when we got to the hotel, 11pm!

My GBGV Life hotel bedWe like to stay at Drury Inns when possible. They are squeaky clean, loaded with amenities, there is no pet deposit, no pet charge, and no pet number or size requirement. They love pets! We unfolded ourselves out of the car, went inside and then had to go in that weird moving room. These things are just downright creepy! We walk into this tiny room, the door closes, the room moves, the door opens and we are someplace totally different – freaks me out! We got into the room and crashed, except for Bailie who did not want to go to sleep at all. We had an excellent five hour rest, did our business, had breakfast and hit the road again for the long leg, Paducah to Fort Myers.

My GBGV Life Bailie is boredBailie was really bored. She kept sticking her head between the front seats as if to ask how much longer, Mom?

My GBGV Life Sleeping KuvaszKatie was totally sick of riding and tried her best to just sleep all folded up.

My GBGV Life staring out car windowI was looking out the window a lot wondering if we would be in the backseat of this car for the rest of our lives.

Darkness was on the horizon and we were still riding along…look at us three, totally pathetic!

My GBGV Life bored with the carFinally at 10 pm we arrived at our house. We got out of the car, raced inside and were all so happy! We forgot all about being cooped up for two whole days in the car. Mom awarded me with the best traveler award for the ride down as I was squashed into my corner most of the ride but I just slept most of the way, never complained and had a happy face on. Bailie got the biggest accomplishment award for “holding it”.  Mom miscalculated the time from when Bailie drank a ton of water with breakfast to our first pit stop. Bailie got out of the car at the gas station, and as soon as her paws hit the pavement she peed a puddle the size of Lake Superior. We think she has the potty training down now, nice work and thanks for not peeing all over us in the car! Katie got the grumpy award for always looking pissed and sighing too much, but we don’t fault her being older and a big dog, it is not easy. Bailie has now been in eight different states, one more and she will have nine like Katie and I. Another traveling dog!

Now the question is…what will we do for the next two weeks…will we get into the pool??? Stay tuned to this blog for further information!

PS: Yes, we were wearing our seat belts the entire trip, but we are still able to move around a bit, it is just that there is nowhere to move to in the car.

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    • Emmadog says

      Thank you! We have been to some new and some older Drury hotels and they are all great. The older ones are always remodeled and fresh and what Mom really loves in that there are trash bins outside every entrance so you don’t have to hunt for a place to put poop bags!

    • Emmadog says

      I will have several more posts about our FL trip, it was lots of fun. Mom loves to do fun stuff with us.

  1. Maggie the PBGV says

    Pawsome travelers! Did any of you offer to help your mom drive? I finally like the car, but I prefer to ride shotgun as it helps me not get sick. I feel like I should be with the mom to protect her just in case she gets into another crash. XOXO Maggie the PBGV

    • Emmadog says

      I wanted to drive but she said no way. Don’t know why. I just hung out with my sisters even though I was squished into the corner.

  2. Ellen Shedlarz says

    I would ask Santa for a bigger car for the trip home. Poor Katie could not have been happy. My Katie always sits exactly how Bailie sits. Best seat in the house.

    • Emmadog says

      Bailie got the middle so Mom could get to her easier. Katie actually had about 60% of the seat, so she wasn’t suffering.

  3. says

    BOL…welcome to our world. When we drive for a very long time, it gets to be a bit much. I don’t mind very much, but Torrey gets very very restless. She does the same thing as Bailey, she will put her head on moms shoulder which usually means I need to pee. Lots of breaks, and some frisbee play make everything much better when we travel far.

    • Emmadog says

      Katie and I did it a couple years ago, and we are driving to BlogPaws which is about the same distance. We are good riders, just get bored.

  4. says

    Oh, you guys are so cute! Even when you’re bored out of your skulls! Rita hates those tiny moving rooms too! Especially because when the door opens, you never know who might be standing there! Hope you have a fun trip! (Try not to think about the ride home…)

    • Emmadog says

      The most fun is when the door opens and there is someone there as they are always in shock when we come out! We are back and did survive. We all slept great that first night back home! Mom had read about half of your book so far, she is loving it, but just doesn’t have time to keep reading all the time – fyi.

    • Emmadog says

      She really was tired of being still and just riding along but once we hit the destination she is her happy self again.

    • Emmadog says

      Thanks pal! We are used to riding and I think Bailie learned from us to just ride along and behave. We are happy to be back home.

  5. says

    Wow Emma that sounds like a long trip, but you will have a lot of fun. Once when we traveled Sampson had to go and just like Bailie he let fly in the parking lot, poor guy. I felt super bad!

  6. says

    Emma, I’d say your Mom is very brave to take that long drive with three dogs. But I think she knows what great dogs she has. It wasn’t much fun but you were all troopers! And I’m sure it was worth it for a nice vacation….can’t wait to hear more about your fun!

  7. says

    Well done you guys, typist did a two day drive from Yorkshire to the very south of France this summer so she knows exactly how you feel!

  8. says

    24 hours? Ouch! I did a trip that long once with Sephi, from Kansas to Oregon. But the most Maya & Pierson have traveled was an 11 hour trip (turned to 14 from holiday traffic) going from Kansas to Texas. Nice to see everyone buckled up safe! Sephi, Maya, and Pierson too.

    • Emmadog says

      The seat belts part is the easy part, we just get bored but we are good dogs and just sigh a bit when we need a stretch but normally Mom has to stop to use the bathroom every couple hours so we get to go out then. The ride is hard but better than staying home.

  9. says

    I know how you feel! It is like we might be stuck in the vehicle our whole lives… we go to Idaho every summer and the drive is 18-20 hours, and we don’t get a hotel, we sleep in the truck. 😛 You guys did great! ~Cooper the Cattledog

    • Emmadog says

      We had the hotel but we did not sleep much since Bailie kept us all up. As long as the destination is worth it, we can survive a car ride.

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