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    Molly Mae Update

    Connie Lea
    Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:06 am
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    Molly got her first haircut, bath and nails trimmed since we got her. She did just fine. She didn't like the clippers near her face, so had to use a scissors, but we managed okay. We've had her almost two months now and don't know how we got along without her. She is such a sweet little dog. The other three pretty much ignore her, but she is feeling a lot more comfortable. She barks at the mailman and runs a lot more now that she is familiar with the house. She gets so excited when we come home. She still kind of freaks out in the car. We are leaving for Minnesota in a couple weeks, so hopefully she does fine on the trip.
    K9 Owned
    Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:42 pm
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    Connie Lea wrote:
    Molly got her first haircut, bath and nails trimmed since we got her. She did just fine. She didn't like the clippers near her face, so had to use a scissors, but we managed okay. We've had her almost two months now and don't know how we got along without her. She is such a sweet little dog. The other three pretty much ignore her, but she is feeling a lot more comfortable. She barks at the mailman and runs a lot more now that she is familiar with the house. She gets so excited when we come home. She still kind of freaks out in the car. We are leaving for Minnesota in a couple weeks, so hopefully she does fine on the trip.


    So glad you posted an update. icon_smile.gif

    A day at the spa for Molly Mae - it sounds as though she could get used to the attention. Any pictures of the 'new do'?

    She has clearly settled in nicely and as long as she has her humans I'm sure she doesn't give a darn about the other dogs. Cool that they accept her there even if it is reluctantly. Maddie I know would prefer to be an only child but too bad icon_wink.gif

    Fingers crossed for you that she is calm for the trip north.
    Connie Lea
    Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:05 pm
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    Thanks K9. Will take some photos when we get back to Minnesota and will try to post them. We took them to the dog park again today and she still freaked out in the car. She ran around at the dog park a little, but mostly sat on that same lady's lap. She has a little Shihtzu but is crazy about Molly.
    Saralaya
    Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:10 pm
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    Connie, do you think she's freaked out in the car because of the motion, since she can't tell what's going on? Is she "loose" in the car? Maybe a doggy seat restraint would make her feel more secure?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=dog+restraint+for+car&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=13404080408&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1998762079891081230&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_9tdlpqhai4_b
    Connie Lea
    Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:35 pm
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    I don't know if it's the motion Sara. We got her in Tulsa, which is about an hour from us and she seemed fine all the way home, but ever since then, she is really restless in the car. She sits on DH's lap all the time, tries to climb up his shoulder. I've thought about taking her bed the next time (the one she never sleeps in) and put it in the back and put her in it. I don't know if she will stay there, but might be worth a try. I don't think a restraint would work as we don't have seatbelts in the back. We have an explorer and put the back seats down to make a platform with a pad on top for all the dogs. It gives them a lot more room than if we just had the seats. I think she was too terrified to move on the way home from Tulsa - strange people, strange vehicle.
    Saralaya
    Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:39 pm
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    Connie Lea wrote:
    I don't know if it's the motion Sara. We got her in Tulsa, which is about an hour from us and she seemed fine all the way home, but ever since then, she is really restless in the car. She sits on DH's lap all the time, tries to climb up his shoulder. I've thought about taking her bed the next time (the one she never sleeps in) and put it in the back and put her in it. I don't know if she will stay there, but might be worth a try. I don't think a restraint would work as we don't have seatbelts in the back. We have an explorer and put the back seats down to make a platform with a pad on top for all the dogs. It gives them a lot more room than if we just had the seats. I think she was too terrified to move on the way home from Tulsa - strange people, strange vehicle.


    That could very well be... that she was too scared on the way home the first time....so you think she could be worried that moving in the car means she will be abandoned again? She may have gone on many trips with her previous people until the day they left her where they did. Maybe it's just the uncertainty the motion gives her. Perhaps that's why she wants to be up on your DH's shoulder, so he can hold her better and she may feel safer that way.....

    K9... what do you think??
    Connie Lea
    Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:57 pm
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    Saralaya wrote:
    Connie Lea wrote:
    I don't know if it's the motion Sara. We got her in Tulsa, which is about an hour from us and she seemed fine all the way home, but ever since then, she is really restless in the car. She sits on DH's lap all the time, tries to climb up his shoulder. I've thought about taking her bed the next time (the one she never sleeps in) and put it in the back and put her in it. I don't know if she will stay there, but might be worth a try. I don't think a restraint would work as we don't have seatbelts in the back. We have an explorer and put the back seats down to make a platform with a pad on top for all the dogs. It gives them a lot more room than if we just had the seats. I think she was too terrified to move on the way home from Tulsa - strange people, strange vehicle.


    That could very well be... that she was too scared on the way home the first time....so you think she could be worried that moving in the car means she will be abandoned again? She may have gone on many trips with her previous people until the day they left her where they did. Maybe it's just the uncertainty the motion gives her. Perhaps that's why she wants to be up on your DH's shoulder, so he can hold her better and she may feel safer that way.....

    K9... what do you think??
    I had thought the same thing too, that she is afraid we are going to leave her someplace.
    Saralaya
    Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:37 pm
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    Connie Lea wrote:
    Saralaya wrote:
    Connie Lea wrote:
    I don't know if it's the motion Sara. We got her in Tulsa, which is about an hour from us and she seemed fine all the way home, but ever since then, she is really restless in the car. She sits on DH's lap all the time, tries to climb up his shoulder. I've thought about taking her bed the next time (the one she never sleeps in) and put it in the back and put her in it. I don't know if she will stay there, but might be worth a try. I don't think a restraint would work as we don't have seatbelts in the back. We have an explorer and put the back seats down to make a platform with a pad on top for all the dogs. It gives them a lot more room than if we just had the seats. I think she was too terrified to move on the way home from Tulsa - strange people, strange vehicle.


    That could very well be... that she was too scared on the way home the first time....so you think she could be worried that moving in the car means she will be abandoned again? She may have gone on many trips with her previous people until the day they left her where they did. Maybe it's just the uncertainty the motion gives her. Perhaps that's why she wants to be up on your DH's shoulder, so he can hold her better and she may feel safer that way.....

    K9... what do you think??
    I had thought the same thing too, that she is afraid we are going to leave her someplace.


    Maybe that's why she wants to be with your DH.... she feels secure with him.....one way or the other- whatever is frightening her... she feels safe with him.
    Connie Lea
    Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:04 pm
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    Well her bed in the back didn't work. We took her when we went to pick Zoey up from the groomer (Zoey is the only one who goes to the groomer), I groom the rest of them.) I put Molly in her bed in the back and by the time I had gotten back around to the driver's door, she was crawling up to the front and to DH's lap. She was a lot more nervous when it was just her in the car. Guess the rest of the dogs help calm her down a little. So, guess DH will be holding her all the way to Minnesota.
    Krislady
    Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:21 pm
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    Aww, poor thing.

    Jar gets nervous (or excited) (or just jerky) in the car too. I find that EVENTUALLY he settles down - sooner if he's tired out.

    I wonder if it would be worth spiking her breakfast with benedryl or something for the trip. IF your vet approves, of course. icon_wink.gif
    Connie Lea
    Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:38 pm
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    Thanks Kris. Giving her benadryl might be a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Abby is getting half a children's benadryl twice a day right now for allergies. We go through this every spring. I'm thinking Molly will settle down after we are in the car for awhile. We go to an RV park halfway to Minnesota, but is still a 6 to 7 hour trip, two days in a row.
    jneen
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:08 pm
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    Take her on a short trip and try a towel over her head. I don't know if you remember me talking about Roo getting car sick but I found putting a towel over her head calmed her. I had the towel in the car for when she would get sick and I just tried it one day and it worked.
    Connie Lea
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:52 pm
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    Thanks Jneen. We'll try it, but don't think it will work since she can't see anyway. We take her to the dog park and she has been really good, as long as she can put her front feet on DH's shoulder. However, he can't hold her like that all the way to Minnesota. We did find that she does lots better when the other dogs are along. We also made kind of a sling that goes around DH's neck and one shoulder to help support her. Even 10 pounds gets a little heavy after awhile. Will let you know how the trip goes. Thanks so much for all of your helpful hints.
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