Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The White Dragon!

Finn is not fond of getting in vehicles. Part of that is the worry about were we are going. His earlier trips in the car were to the vet, and then to us, so either he was getting a shot or his world was ending so not a good start for car travels.

We have had varied success with him getting in vehicles. Cars are easier, but he is more reluctant, as that is usually vet or worst of all, to the pet groomer! (no, we will not be doing THAT again) Our old Suburban was a bit harder for him to get into (he would put his front paws on the tailgate, then we lift his back legs up) but generally it was going to the barn, which is a fun place!

Then we bought the White Dragon...

Or so Finn is convinced it is. It's really high, and there is no way he can climb in, and instead of the nice bed of the suburban to stretch out on, he has another slippery seat. We got him in once, without much fuss, but then he realized it was a dragon, and was going to eat him.

The next time we tried to get him in, ensued a scramble worthy of trying to get a cranky toddler in a car seat..if the toddler was 140 pounds and had legs longer than your arms. After 20 minutes and two adults wrestling with him, he was in the truck, but was not happy about it. He sat braced in the seat shaking, panting, and waiting for the dragon to chew him up and digest him. When we got to the barn, he vaulted out of the truck with olympic speed.

The transport home was a little less traumatic, as he realized he HAD to get in the truck to get home. We also used the 3 step horse mounting block, and with a little encouragement, he was able to get in the truck on his own.

He was still expecting to be eaten though..

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