Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sherpa Bag for airline travel.

Small - for pets up to 8 lbs. Model #55533
Dim: 15" D x 10" W x 8.5" H, Weight: 2.72 lbs.
Medium - for pets up to 16 lbs. Model #55233
Dim: 18" D x 11" W x 10.5" H, Weight: 2.87 lbs.
Large - for pets up to 22 lbs. Model #55513
Dim: 20" D x 11.75" W x 11.5" H, Weight: 3.01 lbs.

I often get asked about traveling with a Coton on the plane. The most important purchase to support your dogs comfort and travelling experience is the dog carrier. It seems that Sherpa Pet Trading Company Carrier bags are preferred by most people I have spoken with. You can see more examples by visiting their website.

If this is your first time travelling on the plane you need to understand that your precious pooch must stay in the carrier for the extent of the trip. If you are taking a long flight speak to your vet about something to help him/her sleep. Don't forget to pack a little dish in your carry on bag for water. Some little chewie bones or a piece of raw hide will keep them happy until you land.

I don't suggest giving your dog a lot to eat as they can also get air sick, especially on the way down. Most dogs seem to sleep well on the plane. Don't give your dog a lot of water or food if you are flying early. It is better to be hungry, than to have a whimpering dog that needs to get out. A little dry dog bone should tide them over...nothing to heavy.

The Sherpa bag comes in many colors, designs and sizes.

Are you ready for summer?

Here is Alfie, he is owned by my Facebook friend Sara Johnston. Isn't he adorable. He is a really beautiful Coton from Cotonnelle Coton's breeder Valerie Ford. I love him! ♥

Check out his car seat, fantastic solution to dogs that have a tendency to jump here there and everywhere. I am really loving this car seat and the fact he is sporting his new set of Doggles.

Hopefully Alfie likes them and keeps them on while out for a car ride, looks like they are hard to shake off. Well, I am out to buy my Doggles this week...photo's to follow soon! ☺

February 2012 update.Sadly since I posted this piece our dear Coton breeder friend Valerie Ford has passed away...we shall miss her and all she did for the Coton de Tulear breed ♥

Monday, June 14, 2010

Have you got your Doggles?

 Doggles, a great invention that is bound to make your dogs summer outdoor experience  more pleasant. As of this moment I have not purchased mine yet but will be next visit to my local pet store. If you have a photo of your Coton de Tulear wearing Doggles please send to me, I will be happy to post it on my blog. Check out Doggles website