Today is national ‘take your dog to work day’! Should be fun! I’m doing it- I’m taking Wendy with me for my appearance on MORE Good Day Oregon this morning. She will be wearing her car harness, will your’s? Please be sure to properly restrain your pets in the car (or truck, or RV)- not just today, but every day! Have a great day everyone!
Hey everybody! This is a GREAT national movement that is trying to get the word out about the importance of proper pet restraint during travel. Check it out, sign the pledge, and help spread the word by ‘liking’ their Facebook page and sharing both with your friends and family. Every little bit helps when trying to improve the safety of everybody on the road, two-legged and four-legged alike.
This post is dedicated to my friend Reed Coleman, as well as to all the dogs and cats who are injured or die each year in vehicular accidents, and to the Husky dog I saw riding unrestrained, with an obvious look of anxiety on its face, in the bed of a small red pickup truck heading north on the I5 last week. The former is still very much with us, the middle ones sadly are not, and it is my sincere hope that the latter is – but I recognize that there is a distinct possibility that one day, that poor dog will jump, fall, or be thrown from the bed of that pickup. I hope it doesn’t happen, and I know its so easily preventable. So if anyone knows the owner of this pickup (red, believe it was a Toyota, with Washington plates) please direct them to this post, you may just save their dog’s life by doing so.
As you have likely deduced by now, todays post is about the importance, and ease, of restraining your pets during vehicular travel (this includes not just cars, but trucks, RVs, and motorcycles too!).
To start off, let’s establish that there are many reasons to appropriately restrain your pets during vehicular travel: