Deciding to adopt an animal is a big decision. First I adopted two kittens from a rescue group. But it was several years later until I decided to adopt a German shepherd from the Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA). Although I’m really happy with my animals I just never released how much a 100 pound dog can eat. Since I live in a condo with limited parking the trip from the car to my home can be a trek. It’s normally not a problem unless I’m trying to haul a 50 pound bag of dog food.
I decided I needed a wagon of some sort to haul the dog food and groceries from the parking lot to my home. However I wanted a wagon that could fold up flat and fit in the trunk of my car so I wouldn’t have to make an extra trip to my house before I unloaded. It took a little bit of searching but I finally found a wagon sturdy enough to haul all that dog food that would also fold up flat.
The VBSPCA also has a low cost veterinary clinic that I use as much as possible. It was a warm spring day when I pulled into their parking lot with a toddler, two cats, and a dog who were all due for their shots. Well, except for the toddler.
Opening the car door I lifted the heavy baby carrier off the base and set it on the ground. Roxy, my German shepherd, nearly strangled herself leaping out of the car while her leash was still thankfully attached to the gear shift. Meanwhile the cats were meowing piteously from their carrier. It felt like a three ring circus so I made the decision to leave the cats and take the baby and the dog inside first. Three steps from the car I realized I was going to have to drag the baby carrier in and out and in again because I couldn’t leave the baby unattended.
Then I remembered I had the pancake flat wagon in my trunk. Although I had never used it for anything other than hauling groceries it now had a new purpose. Pet propulsion. I loaded the two cat carriers one on top of each other and wedged the baby carrier beside them. I carefully rolled my Noah’s ark on wheels towards the vet and made it in one trip. Perfect! My hairy day at the vet turned out to be smooth rolling thanks to the Pancake Flat Wagon. The receptionist was amused by my little caboose and I told her that she could order online from www.foldflatworld.com or find it on Amazon Marketplace as well in some Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) Taylor Do-It-Yourself centers.