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Hey everybody, if you're a pet owner, you know you love your pet, show them off. I'd love to see some pics of everyone's pets.

I'll start, my wife and I have two siberian husky pups. Our big boy is Max and he is 2 1/2. Our baby girl is Kaya and she is 13 weeks.

Max is a wonderful role model for Kaya. He's extremely mild and well behaved (yes, this is a husky).

Without further ado, here are some pics of them:





 

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We love our pets -- Here's a few of our herd:

Sid is the black cocker spaniel, Phoenix is the blond Golden, Dayne in the blond cocker spaniel, -- We also have 4 cats: 2 black (older) and two babies pics to follow. One black cat, Tia, is with Phoenix. -- you can just see his eyes.
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Here are our two boys on the bed (where they are not supposed to be):



Bishop is the 105 pound black lab mix:



Dexter is the 90 pound doberman:



My wife isn't terribly fond of the doberman because he is needy, hyper, and has way too many accidents in the house, but I love him nonetheless.

And this is what happens when Dexter lashes out after being frightened and cornered during a thunderstorm:



We were on a motorcycle vacation when that happened, and I was devastated. I felt horrible for Bishop, but he ended up being just fine. As a matter of fact, when I picked him up after surgery, he was acting as if nothing had ever happened. Almost like he enjoyed having half his body shaved bald. He's a bit strange, if I haven't already mentioned that. ;)
 

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Louie & Cooper

Here are our two Maltese pups. Louie (pictured on the left) is 1yr 3 mo's and Cooper (pictured laying on the right) is 6 mo's old. They are great dogs. Very playful, polite and obedient. Combined they weight approx. 16 pounds. If they didn't bark and growl you would think they were cats. haha My wife babies them and spoils them more than she spoiled our human kids.
 

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COSMO is my boy!

Looking for a way to safely secure him while driving... Girlfriend is not happy about him being snuggled up in my lap on road trips...

 

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Looking for a way to safely secure him while driving... Girlfriend is not happy about him being snuggled up in my lap on road trips...
Let me put this as non-morbidly as possible... I know from dealing with the aftermath that an unsecured dog (a tiny dog at that) can break the neck of the driver of a car. The dog didn't survive either.

Your girlfriend is wise to be concerned.
 

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We put harnesses on our Maltese and then there is a small strap that you can buy at Petco that you run the seat belt through. So, the dog is then secured to the seat via the seat belt.
 

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Let me put this as non-morbidly as possible... I know from dealing with the aftermath that an unsecured dog (a tiny dog at that) can break the neck of the driver of a car. The dog didn't survive either.

Your girlfriend is wise to be concerned.

Sorry to hear you had to deal with something like that. Very sad :( :(

Last night I did not take him with me when I normally used to because she has me so spooked. Her job this week is to find something for me to make him safer in the car.

I know about those harness systems, and even doggie car seats, but I am not sure how he will behave in it. He always wants to just be on my lap.

I don't want him turning into a projectile though :(
 

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Sorry to hear you had to deal with something like that. Very sad :( :(

Last night I did not take him with me when I normally used to because she has me so spooked. Her job this week is to find something for me to make him safer in the car.

I know about those harness systems, and even doggie car seats, but I am not sure how he will behave in it. He always wants to just be on my lap.

I don't want him turning into a projectile though :(
The beauty of the crosstour is that you can put a pet carrier/crate in the cargo area and strap it down to the cargo hooks.

I'm kind of cautious about a seat harness because the manaul strongly recommends not using attachments to the seat belts for safety purposes (granted, this is propbably applicable moreso to humans) but I'm actually going to start doing some research on this subject and see what I can find. I can't take up the entire cargo area with two massive dog crates, I still need room for luggage, etc.

Please let us know what you come up with and I'll do the same.
 

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Sorry to hear you had to deal with something like that. Very sad :( :(
That's one of many nights I will never get out of my head. Most sad was the single-vehicle collision was survivable otherwise. But, that's another story for another time.

I like the idea of putting a crate/kennel in the back and securing it to the cargo hooks. Seems the best idea. The seat harnesses might not be bad either, especially if there are ones made to use the LATCH points, but I've never personally used anything like that.

I love my two boys, but honestly, I'm ready to have some small dogs so my travel options are much broader. Vacations now are double-priced because of their boarding and vets bills.
 

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We put harnesses on our Maltese and then there is a small strap that you can buy at Petco that you run the seat belt through. So, the dog is then secured to the seat via the seat belt.
We do this with our Golden and it works very well. She is used to it and isn't worried at all by the harnessing.
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ifonline - Still so sorry to hear about that. Very sad.


I am not sure how I feel about a harness that goes on the seat belt. I don't believe that the seatbelt functions unless it is moved out slightly to be around a person / car seat etc... The seat belt may not lock up I dont know...

I hear there are mesh crates (fabric mesh not wire mesh) for inside the car. I havent had a chance to look around yet. This may be my weekend venture..
 

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I am not sure how I feel about a harness that goes on the seat belt. I don't believe that the seatbelt functions unless it is moved out slightly to be around a person / car seat etc... The seat belt may not lock up I dont know...
I don't know either. But, it has to be better than having a furry projectile flying around the passenger compartment. It also keeps my dogs from trying to jump up into the front seat and distracting me while driving. I suppose the strap I use could be attached to the child seat restraint hooks. Thus, eliminating the seat belt.
 
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