I admit I was skeptical of the idea when Cheryl first mentioned it. Coach, a Southeastern guide dog puppy, had become more and more reluctant to get into the car. Last weekend he had two episodes of car sickness, poor guy, so his attitude is understandable.
Cheryl's idea was to put food into his wobbly toy and let him play with it in the car, to keep him busy and keep his mind off of car-sickness. As a human being, I have some rigid ideas about nausea. If I feel like vomiting, for example, I am not tempted to run into the kitchen, find a snack, and then roll around on the floor and play with it. Yes, I was skeptical.
Cheryl gave it a try on the way to work, and the wobbly toy kept Couch busy the entire way. He ate his breakfast on the move, had fun, and no car sickness.
|A picture of the wobbly toy in the car, |
tempting Coach to come in.
|A picture of Coach struggling with a dilemma: |
should he get into the car on his own?
And, if so, would I get the wrong idea?
|Coach sitting at my feet at the checkout stand of the grocery story. He was perfect.|
Yes, the wobbly toy was a great idea, even though I doubted it. Sometimes this happens.