My children present themselves with 4 legs and a tail. They are both Jack Russell’s and they are the busiest dogs known to man, next to a Boxer. We have two of them, one an 11 year old 10kg bundle of naughtiness, and the other a 2 year old 5kg bundle of cute. They both love travelling in the car and Patch (the 11 year old) would prefer to stand on the front seat with her paws on the dash, watching the world go by. Of course, she is not allowed to and travelling in the car with her has me saying over and over again like a stuck record “Patch, get in the back”. We don’t often take her in the car, but she has been known to run away just to get a ride on the front seat. Molly is far better behaved and will stay in the back without being told to, and mostly she will sit on the floor. I am always so worried that I will be involved in an accident and the dogs will go flying. I am not sure why I worry about having an accident only when they are in the car, as I have never caused an accident in all my years of driving *knocks on wood* . I know that a loose object in my car does not stop moving when I have to brake suddenly, and in the case of a dog it would mean being flung out of the windscreen and causing untold damage including certain death for the dog. I know how hard a windscreen is as I have hit one and I have also seen what a windscreen does to a baby – the sight is not one you can forget. So, I am most perturbed when I see babies and young children not strapped in. I see this every day but yesterday I saw the worst incident ever – a toddler was hanging on to the open window with its head out of the car. The child could easily have fallen out of the car. I was gobsmacked. I don’t even let my dogs do that, so how can a mother who has carried this child for 9 months and given birth to it think that life is so cheap the child can hang out of the car? Oh, to be an undercover traffic officer for a day!
do you travel with your animals?
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough
- Rest on a floured surface for 5 minutes
- Roll out to 5mm thick and cut out shapes
- Bake for 15 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack to cool
- Store in an airtight container
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