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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Overseas Travel Ban

Born to travel, forced to work.  Near, far, around the corner – anywhere really.  We’ve been lucky to have enjoyed many fabulous trips over the years, but still have so much more to see and do.

Sadly, I’ve had to impose an overseas travel ban.  No not due to political instability, disease or famine, but simply down to priorities and Lucas.
Lucas is our 12.5 year old cocker spaniel and my beautiful fur-baby boy.   He and Lola (our 11 year old little white’ish fluffy) have stayed with friends, stayed home or on the odd occasion, stayed at a kennel. 

Following our last trip to Fraser Island, Lucas decided there was to be no more going away and leaving him behind.  1 costly back surgery later (slipped disc), he was eventually back on his paws, if somewhat a bit wobbly.  He’s always been a “needy” soul, wants to be near you, follows you around and loves being wherever we are and as he’s getting older, he’s getting worse.  So since the surgery, the thought of leaving him is too much to bear and I could never forgive myself if something happened while we were away.
Not to mention the money issue.  I calculate that over the years we have put a vet’s child through university. With honours.  At Harvard.  So with his last little mishap (not much change from $8,000) our credit card took a battering.  He has recovered faster than the card.

So for now, no more travelling without them. They both love the car – they’ve crossed the Nullarbor twice!  So it looks like driving holidays for us from now on.  Luckily, it’s great to see so many dog friendly properties around and let’s face it; dogs can often be far less destructive than kids!! 
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