This is my lowest moment as a blogger. Reader Jennifer, the source of two terrific reports in 2011 (a review of Bellevue, WA’s Sheraton Hotel, and suggestions for dog-friendly activities in and near Bellingham, WA), sent me this report last August.… Read the rest
Reader Lisa sent me this photo of Professor, her Dachshund, in his new large SturdiBag back in October 2011. That’s how desperate the state of my in-box is. I admit my shame only because I love Dachshunds so — my first dog was a standard red smooth-haired Dachshund named Lady (in fact, her full name was Lady Alice of Vincennes, but she only got that when she was very naughty indeed) — and the Professor is a sweetheart:
He’s clearly pleased with his new carrier — Lisa told me, “I think he likes it more than the couch.” … Read the rest
Reader Mia recently took two trips on a Delta CRJ-200 (50 seater, two seats on each side of the aisle) with Callie, her cockapoo. Callie’s the same height as Chloe, but a little lighter — she’s 12″ tall at the shoulders, and weighs 9 lbs.… Read the rest
This was shaping up to be an epic Chloe’s Clicks last week — and then I missed posting it — so now it’s epic times two. Here we go, in no particular order.
The oldest link in the collection is a report from Laura Stephenson about her post-college road trip from Guatemala to Nicaragua and back — which I include because of its general can-do attitude and because she traveled with her dog Chispa.… Read the rest
I have a stack of great stuff in my in-box from Dog Jaunt readers, and I’m making progress on sharing it with you. Here are two tips from a couple of fellow travelers, and one from me.
Packing a crate
As you may already know, Chloe is crate-trained, and we carry a medium-sized version of her big metal crate with us when we travel.… Read the rest
Reader Joanna, who travels frequently with her Cardigan Welsh Corgi, told me about a recent exchange with a United ticket agent, who decided her dog (26 lbs., in an extra-large SturdiBag) was too big to fit under the seat:
“Last time on United at ticket counter they refused to let my dog go in cabin despite my measuring tape and pleas.… Read the rest
Amanda, a loyal Dog Jaunt reader, spends part of every year in the Bahamas. This year, for the first time, she and her husband took Wrigley, their 18 month-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix with them. Amanda very kindly sent me an e-mail about their trip, packed with good information, and (thanks, Amanda!!)… Read the rest
As you will soon learn, if you read back through this blog’s entries or glance through the posts on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, I’m a big fan of the large SturdiBag carrier for in-cabin airplane travel. It’s officially too large for many (most?)… Read the rest
Back in September 2010, I reported that the height of Southwest’s under-seat spaces, at least on a 737 -700 series plane, was 11 inches. In December 2010, however, reader David alerted me that on his flight, the under-seat space was reduced to 8.5 inches by a life-vest container.… Read the rest
We recently flew on a United 777 Overwater from Washington-Dulles to Charles de Gaulle. According to SeatGuru, the 777-200 we traveled on is called a “Worldwide 2″ (WW2). I was in seat 21A, in Economy Plus, and my husband was in seat 13H, in Business (we had to sit separately, since Chloe was not allowed to travel in Business).… Read the rest