Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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Our BC hates the car with a passion, but of course has to spend a lot of time in it when I drive back to Romsey - I set off at half past Saturday and only arrived on Monday evening after a very lumpy crossing.
Conversely he LOVES the Vet, and jumps up onto her table, wags his tail and sits down waiting....
Interestingly he is happy in other people's cars, so it may well be an aversion from when he was an 11 week old puppy on his first, vomit inducing, trip home from Limoges - a two hour plus journey and he drooled, dribbled and then neatly threw up over me... but no diced carrots !
We have tried everything to no avail, we just have to recognise that for the duration of moving he will be wearing a real hang dog expression, as soon as we stop for even an hour, he lays down and goes to sleep, happily ! Yesterday on the crossing, although he was free he stayed sitting on his vet bed on the rear seat - not a nice journey and the closed access to the kennels because of the danger of being outside in a storm force wind - I found it very hard to keep on my feet before we had even slipped the moorings (all right of them c/w normal 3 or 4) AND we had a tug pushing the ferry into the quay on full power as the sheer from the wind on the side of the boat did it's utmost to blow it across Cherbourg harbour...... I have NEVER seen that before n spite of using BF for more than 45 years.....