Zoe going for a car ride in our Toyota Matrix!!
Right before we moved to California from Oregon, my car blew up.. Like it literally just stopped working on the busiest, scariest freeway in Portland. I had a Honda Civic Hybrid. The transmission and both batteries went out all at the same time. When the car died, we had no power of steering, no windows or anything.. It was extremely scary! We also had both dogs in the backseat at the time and we were on our way home from Doggie Dash. Luckily, my husband was driving and he was able to get us safely off the freeway and my friend was able to come get us. So we had to get rid of my car and when we came to California, my husband's truck would not smog either. So we were basically out two vehicles.
We ended up buying a Toyota Matrix and it's okay but Zoe absolutely hates riding in it. She really does. It is so weird because she went everywhere with me in my Honda and she's never been bothered by rides before. She actually gets pretty upset when we tell her she's going for a car ride and she doesn't want to get in. I'm not sure what caused it but I am working on counter conditioning her and trying to fix it.
"I hate this car!!!"
We have had a break through with Phoenix's car sickness, though!! We've found that if we keep her window rolled about half way down, she doesn't vomit. Or if I ride in the backseat with her she usually doesn't vomit. There was one exception to that and it was because she was too warm, but luckily she didn't puke on me!
Phoenix still looks pretty miserable, though most of the time!
"Are we there yet? I feel kinda woozy..."
This is the only shot I've ever gotten of Phoenix not looking sick in the car!
Poor puppies!! They are always very happy to get to where we are going though!
Does your dog like car rides?
Also, I wanted to send a shout out and a BIG Thank You to Jenna from Love is Being Owned by a Husky She sent me a beautiful "Gotcha Day" Birthday Card/Graphic for Phoenix's Gotcha Day. It's absolutely gorgeous and we love it! Thanks so much!!