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Pet Spotlight: miniature Australian shepherd

Molly relaxes on the dashboard, one of her favorite spots inside the motorhome.Type of pet: Dog

Breed: miniature Australian shepherd

Pet’s name: Molly

Pet’s age: 2 years

Owners: Ed and Linda Rafferty, Owensboro, Ky.

FMCA membership number: F361448 (we joined in 2005)

How often does your pet accompany you on motorhome trips?
Just about every trip we take, unless we will be away from the coach for an extended period of time.

What type of motorhome do you own:
A 2005 Georgie Boy Pursuit LE

What do you like best about motorhoming with your pet?
She’s very well behaved and because she's with us, we don’t have to worry about whether or not she’s being well cared for.

Was it easy for your pet to adapt to motorhome travel?
She has been traveling with us since she was 9 weeks old and absolutely loves it. She just gets so excited when we pull the motorhome out of the shop. She is always ready to go for a trip.

Does your pet have a favorite spot in the motorhome?
She has a couple of spots: on the couch when we are there watching TV, but if we’re gone she props herself up on the dash so she can watch everything going on outside.

What are your pet’s favorite toys?
She enjoys her chew toys but she absolutely loves to play catch with rubber balls.

What is your favorite activity to do with your pet while traveling?
Just watching her interacting with other people in our chapter and playing with their pets.

Advice for other motorhomers who travel with pets or are considering traveling with pets?
Realize that everyone is not a pet lover, so do not try to force your pet’s attention upon anyone. Also, ALWAYS carry doggie waste bags to clean up after your pets and NEVER allow them to “go” in anyone else’s camp site.


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