(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Friday, June 6, 2008

happy(er) travels.


Hey all you pet lovers out there quaking in your boots about the big flight for your babies. I discovered a natural remedy, Happy Traveler - all natural calming product, that seems will work, and came with endorsement of several fellow pet lovers. These fellows went to the doggie spa, otherwise known as Urban Fauna, this week for a shave and a haircut. We won't talk about how the rain has messed up their $50 do's. While there I investigated travel remedies. This is a trusted pet location ... I've been going for years and they love our four legged friends. The propriétaire told me she tested the formula on herself before giving it to her pet (which she claims is her practice, that is love and dedication for you) ... it is an all natural formula with the main properties being Valerian and St. John's Wort. She felt positive effects and witnessed them on her dog as well.

Needless to say I snapped it up. Not sure I'll be trying it on me until I board the plane ... but who knows! many folks who know me might encourage a daily dosage! And my friends at Our Juicy Life, Function of Time, La Belette Rouge ... I'll keep you posted on my tests on my little guys ... you may want the details for your loved ones.

By the way, I was thinking of pursuing product endorsement contracts for my dogs ... but Louis (pronounced the french way) is completely uncooperative. Being a bichon and convinced he is royalty ... he did his damnedest to scoot as far AWAY from the bottle as possible. His attitude was "touch me not and if that bottle touches me ... well, YOU take the risk if you want, I am not responsible. God, I am SO above this!" You'd think I'd sat him next to a skunk or something. Bruno on the other hand was his usual "here I am, look at me, let me lick you incessantly, watch me cock my head, aren't my eyes deep pools of liquid chocolate?" self. frikking adorable, the both of them. hmmmph.

9 comments:

Diane said...

Louis looks like he is feeling extremely demeaned by your trying to use him in this way. I'd be on the lookout for a wee bit of doggie revenge if I were you.

our juicy life said...

so cute....I was hoping for a (two bits)...after your "shave and a haircut"....

I wasn't sure if this was for you or the dogs or both! There is a place about 1 mile from our house called "LE PAWS"...they are agents for dogs. We thought about taking Dashell over but decided no.

Anxious to hear how the tests go.

Randal Graves said...

Stupendous medicine or not, the pets may end up in the happy land of Nod, but I'd still be a basketcase. They still serve booze on transatlantic flights?

Je ne regrette rien said...

RG-can't think about it too carefully or I might weep. Yes, much booze is served. and will be consumed.

La Belette Rouge said...

Homeopathic remedies will not do it for my fur ball. He requires drugs--as do I.

Mignonne said...

LBR-let's hear it for real drugs!

francetales.com said...

My dog, Kika, looks exactly like your dog on the left, especially with her current haircut.

When we moved to Philadelphia from CA we did not drug our pets for the flight. They were very nervous and it took them weeks to recover. I think it tok our cat a year to get back to normal.

When we moved from Philadelphia to France we decided to drug them, no homeopathic stuff either. They slept the whole time, came to when we were renting the car in Paris. We drove to a friends house in the DOrdogne and by the next morning they were up and about and seemed to have no ill effect from either the travel or the drugs. I would never have advocated regular drugging but it was such a dramatic difference this time that I am a big fan.

Je ne regrette rien said...

FT-if it takes real drugs, I'm game. but 1st I'm going to try this other stuff just to see.

F.O.T. said...

what cute little sweethearts!