After getting a new rainbow leash, a mandatory pre-travel visit to the veterinarian and his food packed in a humungous box, Pepper, our fluffy little Pomeranian was all ready to set out on his second road trip to Himachal. The only difference being this one was way longer and the mountains way higher for a tiny dog’s eye view as compared to Shimla, whereto he took his first road trip. The route was Chandigarh-Manali-Kullu-Manikaran-Manali-Rohtang Pass-Chandigarh.
Pepper is a small dog, only a little bigger than typical toy poms so he could fit comfortably in his small bed, and was very much used to playing and taking naps in it at home. His bed was set in the rear of the car with his toys and biscuits. He travels in the same car often and is comfortable. But this was a long journey. To my horror, he wasn't fine after the first fifty or sixty kilometers and made all of us feel helpless when he started feeling restless. We stopped and waited for a while. The trip was called off and we were to head back when we decided to pamper him a little more and see for the next few kilometers. He took turns in our laps, played and slept and played in his bed as well. Affection, hugs, and cuddles from his humans was the way to follow. It was a mistake to leave him in his bed at the beginning of the journey. So we took turns with him for the entire journey while he enjoyed as well.