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Follow Up Friday #10

Author: MayaAndPierson
September 6, 2013

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Today I am joining Jodi with HeartLikeADog for the Follow Up Friday blog hop. Thank you so much Jodi for inviting me! 🙂

Comments from Recent Follow Up Friday #9
Flea with DogTreatWeb for Jones Natural Chews says her dog Patches loves to put his head out the window, probably for the extra bug bonus! 😀

Hawk with says he doesn’t get to put his head out the window. I also noticed on his September 2nd post that Hawk rides in a crate in the cargo area. He’s the perfect dog to show that not all dogs have to wear a dog seat belt in order to ride safe. Give me a high five paw! 🙂

Donna’s mom with WeLiveInAFlat says they had something hit their windshield once when they were driving and it left a dent. She imagined how terrible it would have been if it had hit a dog in the face. Ouch!

Jodi with HeartLikeADog wanted to know if we will let you all know about any new safety test result reports from the Center for Pet Safety. Absolutely! If there are brands they recommend that we don’t currently have, we make sure to get them on our site too. One particular brand that I am super excited about is the new ClickIt from Sleepypod. They are coming later this month. I have already spoken to the people at Sleepypod and they said much of their design is based on information they’ve received from the Center for Pet Safety.

ClickIt from Sleepypod

Coming Soon – ClickIt from Sleepypod

Jodi says she sometimes uses a bar barrier in her vehicle to keep her dogs from getting in the front. She says she is bad about using them, though, and I completely understand. The metal barriers can be a hassle to put up and take down. The Pet Net Brand pet car nets are easier.

The Pet Net Brand Car Barrier

The Pet Net Brand car barrier.

Comments from Pet Safety Saturday – Alternatives to Dog Seat Belts
Mollie from says she wears a dog seat belt. Yay Mollie! Hi five paw to you too. 🙂

Jodi says Sampson likes to ride shotgun and will try to sneak up front when the car is stopped. I admit there were a couple of times when Sephi rode in the car and I didn’t put her seat belt on her. She would do the same thing.

Carol with FidoseOfReality thanked us for posting about alternatives to dog seat belts. Thank you, Carol for stopping by. 🙂 And thank you for all the valuable information you have shared on your blog about ACL injuries. I’ve never heard of it before your Dexter. I hear Sherman from MyBrownNewfies has the same injury. It must be more common than I thought.

Donna with DonnaAndTheDogs likes the idea of the Breeze Guard car window screens. And Snoopy with Snoopy with SnoopysDogBlog asks about the Backseat Bridge. He asks if it basically extends the depth of the back seat. Yep, that is exactly what it does. There is more room for a big dog like you to stretch out. Although, if I remember correctly, you feel more comfortable on the floor. 🙂

Kurgo Backseat Bridge

Maya’s Pooch Plunge
After spending a marvelous weekend visiting my mom in Missouri (see my other blog,, Maya went on her first car ride since our car accident in July. I’m glad the event didn’t scare her from car rides as she was as excited as ever. Where did we go? I took her to the Pooch Plunge here in Lawrence, Kansas.

Every year at the end of summer, the public pools are drained. And the day or so before they are drained our Parks & Rec opens the pool to the dogs. It was just $5 and it was a blast! Here is one photo from the event. For more photos, and hopefully a video too, check out my other blog on Saturday.

Maya Pooch Plunge 2013

Maya at the Pooch Plunge event in Lawrence, KS on September 3rd, 2013.

Recent News Events Involving Dogs in Car Accidents
Three recent news stories brought tears to my eyes. All are about dogs being involved in car accidents. The first one is about a dog named Ily (pronounced Ely). She, her owner, and another dog were involved in a very serious car accident. The other dog was killed. The owner was seriously injured. And Ily ran off in fear. Ily was missing for over two months in the Arizona desert. She lost 25 pounds during the ordeal and was so lucky to have been found.


The other story is about a dog named Jet. Jet also went missing after a car accident in Pequannock Township, NJ on August 23rd. Jet was found yesterday and is in good spirits. There is an awesome reunion video on a Facebook page for Jet. I’ve also posted it on our PetAutoTravelSafety Facebook page. Be sure you have a tissue handy before you watch it. Also, a Rottweiler named Isa that went through the windshield in a car accident in Howard City, MI has been found safe. The story is covered by Fox17.  

Still missing is a Tibetan Terrier named Monk in Milladore, WI. His story is on the Marshfield News Harold.

That’s all I have for this week. I hope I didn’t forget anything or anyone. Thank you everyone for stopping by. And thank you Jodi for giving me the opportunity to co-hose the blog hop! Dawn with Maya & Pierson.  

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11 Responses to “Follow Up Friday #10”

  1. Jodi:

    Awesome follow-up Dawn, thank you so much for co-hosting with me.

    I’m looking forward to those results and hopefully then we can make a decision about harnesses/seat belts for the dogs. Yesterday on the way to the vet I had to stop quick and Sampson moved forward and I immediately thought…..we need to secure him. 🙁

    Thanks again for joining me and have a great weekend!!

  2. MayaAndPierson:

    I’m anxiously awaiting the results. I’m confident in the brands I currently have but I think the Sleepypod ClickIt will surpass them all.

  3. Hawk aka BrownDog:

    Hi Y’all!

    Okay, I understand why I have to wear a seat belt when I’m not in the SUV in my crate and I admit that maybe my Human isn’t bein’ mean…but I still HATE it!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. MayaAndPierson:

    😀 I know. Riding in a crate or wearing a seat belt is no fun for a funloving doggie. Why is it that everything good for us is so darned boring? Thanks for stopping by Hawk!

  5. weliveinaflat:

    Glad Maya got to swim in the pool before they drained it! 😀

  6. MayaAndPierson:

    Sadly, it only happens once a year.

  7. Sue at Talking Dogs:

    Great follow up! All three of my dogs are jealous of that pool plunge… especially Rosie 🙂 No dog heads out our windows. Ever. Way too dangerous.

  8. MayaAndPierson:

    I bet Rosie and Maya would have a great time playing at a public pool together, even if they can’t put their heads out the window on the car ride there. 😉

  9. Tenacious Little Terrier:

    The clickit sounds interesting. Do you know what sizes they’re making?

  10. MayaAndPierson:

    Large, medium, small, and extra small where large is for dogs 53-60 inches around the chest, medium is for dogs 45-52 inches, small is 37-44 and extra small is for 31-36. 31-36 sounds rather large for an extra small dog. I will need to clarify with them.

  11. mollie and alfie:

    That’s great Jet was found 🙂 Have a super weekend and all you guys on the blog.. remember CLUNK CLICK every trip..BOL xx0xxx
    Mollie and Alfie