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Old 10-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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As I trip over yet another stuffed toy (The "Big mean Kitty") and count my blessing that I fall on "Mr. Squirrel" to cushion the impact.. I wonder why...

In the house, my hooligans have to have 20 toys spread out all over the place, but in the trailer, they each have 2 toys each..and are happy with just 1. I try to clean up the 20 toys here, they go and get them all out again.. it's an endless battle.

Do pets associate the less space in the trailer with scaled down possessions and activity? And don't seem to care? Do they naturally adjust?
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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If this is happening---I would blame poor parenting
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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As I trip over yet another stuffed toy (The "Big mean Kitty") and count my blessing that I fall on "Mr. Squirrel" to cushion the impact.. I wonder why...

In the house, my hooligans have to have 20 toys spread out all over the place, but in the trailer, they each have 2 toys each..and are happy with just 1. I try to clean up the 20 toys here, they go and get them all out again.. it's an endless battle.

Do pets associate the less space in the trailer with scaled down possessions and activity? And don't seem to care? Do they naturally adjust?
dont put any in the trailor and see how many they pack on your next outing. if they dont put them away keep them .
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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If this is happening---I would blame poor parenting
I've raised a lot of kids and my experiance is that parental time and toy needs are inversely proportional. When they have your time and attention, why would they want to play with a toy?
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:27 PM   #5
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my children are...

Beagles.

They don't pack very well. (Excuse the pun!)
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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As I trip over yet another stuffed toy (The "Big mean Kitty") and count my blessing that I fall on "Mr. Squirrel" to cushion the impact.. I wonder why...

In the house, my hooligans have to have 20 toys spread out all over the place, but in the trailer, they each have 2 toys each..and are happy with just 1. I try to clean up the 20 toys here, they go and get them all out again.. it's an endless battle.

Do pets associate the less space in the trailer with scaled down possessions and activity? And don't seem to care? Do they naturally adjust?

Oh Gina how funny ...........mine only have 3 toys at home that they play with sometimes ,but want out all the time .............and at least 5 or maybe 6 in the camper....AT home they have a * Doggie Door * and in the camper have to be walked on their leach. At home they don't like to go outside but when camping want out all the time. Of course mine are just a little bit smaller 2 Chihuahua girls one 4 almost 5 years old and the new one that just turned 1year. The older one mostly just likes to lay around under the covers at home never barks or talks (growls) when she plays. The little one plays all the time is very active ,doesn't bark very often ...but growls ALL the time when she plays. What fun our furry kids are!! Always something new and differnt no matter what........... Do they naturally adjust or do We ,now that is the real question.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:50 PM   #7
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Yes I scaled down my camping dog from two that weigh two hundred lbs total to one that weighs 45.

I guess that not what you meant?
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:09 PM   #8
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I'd say mine scale down. They don't need toys when we are using the trailer because they can sit outside and watch what is going on around them, and it is so much more interesting.

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:10 AM   #9
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A few toys at home, scattered all over, usually. In the trailer, no toys. She likes to be tethered outside the trailer whether it is daylight or dark. I believe she has us confined and assumes she is supposed to guard us. Inside she adjusts well to no toys but tends to take up the space meant for our feet (under the table).
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:31 AM   #10
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Have a basket full of toys at home -- mostly with broken squeakers. A couple have survived and they are usually on the top. They get scattered at times when he feels the need or gets bored. I usually take a toy or two when camping, but he is so busy while we are gone that he has no interest in them. So, yes, we definitely pare down when camping. I think he sees himself as "working" while I'm camping and doesn't have the time for "play."
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Pretty much works that way for us, too. I have two girls, a littlun and a biggun. They have a couple of toy boxes at home, which are mostly the bailiwick of the littlun. Biggun has a dolly she sometimes carries around but isn't really much of a toy-dog. When we travel I take two or three small toys for littlun and she seems happy with that. Mostly they want to walk around with me, explore, and roll in interesting stuff.
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I started out with no stuffies or bones in the trailer - however, I noticed on this last trip that 'teenage mutant ninja turtle' stuffie had found it's way to the trailer - the hounds are getting sneakier about getting their toys out of the house
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:32 PM   #13
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My springer has no toys at home, other than a chew bone, yet she seems perfectly happy.* She swims, she wrestles with me, she runs, she hunts - what toy can compare with that?

When egg camping, though, I always bring a few tennis balls and a thrower than can zip a ball out almost 100 yards. It's a great way to give the dog a workout in a short time, at hiway rest stops or in the CG early mornings when most folks are sleeping.

Come to think of it, growing up during WWII, I had very few toys myself, and mostly home-made ones. Didn't matter, really - I played with what I had and used my imagination to make up the difference. Personally, when I see kids today surrounded by hundreds of toys, it makes me feel sorry for them. A kid's imagination is better at creating playthings than a Chinese factory - and safer, too!
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Jack, you are dead on. I guess we are of the same, or close, generations. I remember what could be done with an pile of carpenter's "cut offs" and rejects. Wow! I see some of the same native ingenuity with my dogs and their sticks and pine cones.
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