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.•:*¨¨*:•. QOTW - Trips or Moving.•:*¨¨*:•. 4/11
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 7:49am

Happy Hump Day everyone!

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More than half of the time, the sight of the suitcase means we are ALL going to stay at my daughter's house.

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Jack and Taz seem to know when I'm getting ready to leave. They sit

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Registered: 11-21-2001

I can't remember specifics offhand....but my dogs have always seemed to know when something different is going on.

Laura
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That's the joy of owning small dogs!

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My dogs don't even watch me get ready to leave - they're sleeping on their respective beds - LOL!

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Does Cleo's behavior change?

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We moved across the country 3 times between July 2010 and August 2011, the only change I noticed was once the flat was empty and we needed to spend a night or two in it before leaving, Jasmine would pace around wondering where her things went, she also sulks when we arrived into our new place for a day or two.
Twice we relocated by air because the company was paying for it, and Jasmine seemed fine in her crate, just super hyper on arrival and happy to go for a long walk but no barking whining or anything. The Navi Mumbai to Bangalore move the company wasn't paying for anything (they were not even paying DH's salary properly) so we hit the road with our car: 1000km in two days, Jasmine slept through most of it but then she was totally hyper in the new place when we arrived, the problem is she was well rested but DH drove for 10 hours that day only to have the broker state that the owner of the flat wanted the safety deposit in cash right away when our previous landlord gave us a post dated cheque cashable only 2 days later and new owner could not wait 2 freaking days to get his deposit he even threatened DH via the phone to cancel the rental agreement even though we were renting the flat for half a month already! We were tired, stressed out and our dog was eager to go for a walk...argh.
The move from Bangalore back to Mumbai in last August we had a different moving company that took a bit more time, so we had 3 days in the empty flat in Bangalore, then the flight, then one night at a friend's place in Navi Mumbai and we moved the next day, because our friend isn't crazy about dogs we put Jazz in a kennel we knew in Navi Mumbai until we were unpacked in the new place, I think it was 2 days, turned out it was the best move, the kennel there was one with big open space for the dog to walk around so Jasmine got to enjoy and we could unpack without dealing with an hyper dog, if we have to do a crazy shift again (and I know strongly on wood we don't) the kennel option is the best so far.


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First off Donna, good luck with your move (sorry I haven't been around lately too much, I 'm not all that well. So have missed all the details about your move). Poor Emmy & Buzz, what an upheavel. I think the problem is that our furbabes just don't know whether they are really included in the overall picture. (sad as that is). Anyway, we travel alot as does my ds, so Coffee is used to "The Suitcase". That monster that shows up once in awhile and stares at her. She gets very nervous around suitcases or stacks of clothing I lay out to be packed (even when the suitcase is not in sight). I have no clue how she deciphers between the piles to be packed or the piles of clean laundry to be put away but those don't make her nervous. So I try hard to leave the suitcase in the guest bedroom where she doesn't see it all the time. Maybe we should just leave a suitcase out all the time and then it would become part of the furniture for them LOL After she sees the suitcase, she sticks to us like glue, even if we are in the LR and sit on the other couch she comes right over and sits so close with her paw on our lap.

my ds/dil will be moving to their new place in June. So I have started to bring her around to the new apartment so that she can "mark" all over the new neighborhood , we go up and down the street walking and she's getting pretty familiar with the look of the building and the smells of the street etc. I know it's hard for you to bring the "kids" in the car, but maybe Buzz would take a ride with you and see the new place and do some marking etc.....?

Good luck with your move and settling in Donna, a big thing for all of you.

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We are going to be moving from L.A. to Vegas - 2 dogs

8mo rott

7yr Shizsu(sp)

Can't wait for that - nLOL

Need suggestions on how to handle when they are in new house - they are of course potty trained - but you know how nervous they are with new surroundings - not sure what to do once we arrive at new house

Any suggestions that you experienced would be helpful

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Oh Cynthia - you have moved so often! You must be very efficient and not have anything you don't want around! I have 12 years worth of accumulation and it's daunting for me! I think the kennel option sounds best for Jasmine! I plan on leaving Emmy with my sister for most of my stay with my dad and keep Buzz with me but I will leave him at my dad's during the actual moving day on the 27th so he won't freak out but he's so bonded to me that I can't leave him alone very long. Sigh!

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