As a writer, sometimes it’s hard not to feel incredible emotion with each word I put on my computer screen. I will sit back and stare at the screen while sobbing. But, sometimes this kind of emotion brings out some of my best work. This is one of those entries. Who would ever think our happy RV life could bring such detriment to my heart. Well, because in our They wanna go toopet series, I get to know these little heroes and their owners on a personal basis. I understand the struggle. We’ve been there. So, this blog I dedicate to a special little Corgi dog, Maci, who was larger than life.
I met Paul and Heather Ryan while I was attending the RV Entrepreneur Summit in Fredericksburg, Texas in February 2018. Heather gave a tax presentation that I sat in on. Getting to know her a little by asking tax questions which then led to our stories of our RV traveling pets who have special needs. Our stories resonated with each other. I told her about Krissie’s diabetes and she shared her story about their pup, Suji. I felt Suji’s journey needed to be told.
Most RVers who travel on the road full-time have pet companions. They are very much a part of our journey. We take them everywhere. Whether tethered on a leash, huddled quietly in a cat carrier or sitting on the back of the driver’s seat, they love the adventure as much as we do. They wanna go too! However, when they get sick or injured, our wheels oftentimes come to a screeching halt. We must learn to shift gears and seek a different road or…just slow down.