To say that I was just blown away to find a new "Follower" on my RV blog this afternoon is putting it mildly. But yet....there she was! Carol K has decided to join us on our Full Time Journey, and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you, Carol!
I was thinking about our little "Annie the Schnauzer" today as she rode along with us to the Camping World store in Fife. She likes to go for rides (as long as it isn't to the groomer) and look out the window in the back seat.
When we are traveling in the RV, we try to take her as often as possible. However, sometimes she is better off staying in the comfort of the motorhome while we are out for a while. Last year when we were in the East, I thought about what would happen to Annie if we were out and had a traffic accident and got sent to the hospital (or worse). Who would even know she was stuck back in an RV? Who would know where to look for her? Our kids, back in Washington, know we are traveling in a certain area, but they don't usually know where the RV is parked or where to find it.
So, I came up with an idea. I typed up a "fill in the blank" form on my computer and printed out several copies. Each time we go to a new campground/RV park I get one and fill in all the blanks with the name, address, phone number and space number of the place we have left our motorhome. I leave it visible in our car. That way, an EMT can see it and find help for Annie.
The form I made has the following information and reads as follows:
We are traveling by RV in this area.
Our motorhome is parked at:
We have a dog inside our RV and in event
of emergency, somebody needs to tend
to her right away. Her name is Annie.
Emergency contacts are:
Stephanie (I list her phone #)
Dennis (I list his phone #)
This may not be a perfect solution, but we are making a pro-active attempt to help our 4-legged child in the event we cannot be there for her. All of us love our family pets and look out for their needs, as well as our own, when we are on the road in places far away. After all, they cannot take care of themselves.
Until next time.....so long for now!