25/07/2014 – The Journey
Jippie travelled using Dutchie's pet carrier this time. He ate one-third of his hay as we placed him into the car, cool like always. But when we started to drive, Jippie became nervous than usual.
Though Jippie and Dutchie would fight previously, I guess they do seek each other's company during car travels afterall. Jippie was probably like: The big guy [Dutchie] is around. He'll handle everything. *noms hay and checks around as car is moving*
This time, however, there wasn't Dutchie to accompany him... Jippie didn't eat hay throughout the journey. At least, fortunately, he would eat the vegetables we brought along.
When we arrived at Grandma's housee, it felt definitely … different. The whole setting-up-cage process was quieter and simpler. I really can't help but sigh. When we travelled with both Dutchie and Jippie, I think we create a teensy commotion every time...
“这个cage是怎样set up的了啊？(How's this cage supposed to be set up again?)”
“不是不是！应该要Jippie先进去他的cage! (Wait – no! We should let Jippie into his cage first!)”
“Dutchie, wait... Wait, Dutchie...” we would say as Dutchie impatiently digs his and Jippie's travelling cage noisily as we're setting up Dutchie's own cage and puppy pens.
Jippie drank water and ate hay once he settled in his cage there. But living with him for two years, I know that he wasn't comfortable. His eyes were wide open and his resting posture wasn't exactly relax...
26/07/2014 – Day 1
Jippie poops normally, but he ate lesser hay today. I wiggle fresh strands of hay near his mouth to encourage him to eat them. Didn't want to take any risks.
27/07/2014 – Day 2
In the morning, Jippie stood up eagerly whenever I went near his cage. Only after a while I noticed there was a basket of freshly washed apples nearby. Jippie got some after us hoomans had breakfast.
Jippie and his super cute face
Overall, Jippie was most comfortable today. He would groom his front paws and half-flop. I spent my afternoon with him, writing the 'Providing A Healthy Diet' post draft on my note book (I didn't bring my laptop along).
At night, Jippie ate a surprisingly huge amount of hay! Either he knew we're heading back home the next day or he got used to the environment at my Grandma's house. I re-filled his hay 4 – 5 times!
28/07/2014 – Heading Back Home
Jippie was much comfortable on this journey. He ate his hay as we made stops. When we brought fresh fruits to refresh ourselves, we gave a small bit of guava to him. He eagerly stood up from the pet carrier to bite the guava from my hands. :)