Traveling with a dog is a little different. I had thought ahead about lunch and decided that I probably should take a brown bag lunch for myself since I wasn't sure about dog friendly restaurants. And, I packed the doggie stroller, poop bags, doggie water bottle, and treats (just like packing the diaper bag for those human babies!). I wasn't sure about how to handle the human potty breaks, but I decided that rather than leave him in the car (the temperature was in the upper 40's) that I would just walk him into the visitor center ladies room. He was pretty cute in there and got a lot of giggles from other lady visitors! That was the first of his many admiration sessions during the day!
Dogologie store for some serious dog shopping! There were a lot of people in there as well as dogs. I put Bentley in the stroller because he was nervous about the crowd and the big German Shepherd that wanted to jump at him. I even zipped up the mesh, just for added security (the big dog did get taken out of the store, thankfully!). It was easier to maneuver around in the store with Bentley in the stroller so that's where he stayed. Dogologie is a wonderful store and if you are in Fredericksburg be sure to stop. Even if you don't have a dog, you will be delighted with all their products!
I picked up a plain jacket for Sawyer thinking that having jackets for both boys would motivate me to walk even when it is cold. It has fleece under a nylon, waterproof top. However, at this point it will not fit around his wide girth and that has motivated me to walk them as much as possible. Burn those calories big boy and we'll get you in your jacket!
Back out on the street Bentley was warm and ready to walk. We had so many people stop and talk to us! I love sharing my dogs with other people. Many wanted to pet him and so many mentioned that they had dachshunds. I enjoyed talking with everyone, and isn't he a little cutie? Who can resist a dachshund that looks this splendid?
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