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A Volkswagen Quantum and a car sick

I’ve had Volkswagen on my mind a lot Seems there’s an outside that Oprah may consider my for a Harpo Hook-Up with VW… crossed. I can tell you there’s quite like answering phone and hearing…

“Is this

This is how I must have

In my head I’m thinking, “OMG! I may have to go splash some water on my face first,

So we talked a bit and I shared some

Then Shana, who’s by the way, asked me to send some pictures of our VW’s the years. They are in the preliminary of choosing the recipients for the Hook-Ups. going through 42 years of photographs I could only up a few. I hope it’s

Anyway… it got me thinking about of the Quantum stories, and my favorite one involves our dog Benson. Our sweet, big ole Ben.

Benson entered our lives one morning when our son Greg was out a friend with her paper Her dog had recently had puppies and he had his eye on one. He and said, “Dad there’s one puppy who really likes me. Can I bring him home to show Dad said, “Sure.”

Greg was 10 years old, Benson was 10 old. I looked out the kitchen and saw Greg walking up the driveway a dog on a rope that looked like a 10 month old cocker


We had an Old English Sheepdog who was crippled arthritis and senile. We thought a puppy would revive her a It did temporarily.

Our sheepdog loved to in the car. I had never known a dog didn’t like to ride in the And, to be fair, Benson the idea of riding in the car… he couldn’t control his car sickness. I that right away I put him in the car to go and surprise a friend with our of a new puppy. It was a short ride our house. As I opened the rear to get him out I saw him on the floor sitting in poop and

Add to that interesting development the dog pee in our carpet from a senile old and you begin to get the picture. You cannot train a puppy with the of dog pee everywhere in your house. dealt with it for about 3 then said, “That’s it. We have 2 dogs going in the

Ben was camera shy… and a bit embarrassed his problem.

A neighbor 3 doors who’s kids played ours, said they love to take him off our hands. It like a good idea. be close enough to visit, but training would be their The kids would play with him anyway, so why not.

We to ask Benson. I’ll make long part of the story One morning a few days later he scratching on the door and when I it he ran inside with about of chain dragging behind They’d chained him in the yard and out.

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I kept him, figuring knew where he would likely be. When our neighbor over Benson hid behind me. It was my heart! She realized he’d prefer his life with us. dog wouldn’t. Biggest push-overs in the So that was that.

Benson was Greg’s dog, but Ben and I had a special I can’t even explain. fast forward about 5 We were transferred to Pittsburgh Boston. It was in the spring and Greg was a in high school, Jeff was a We didn’t want Jeff to his senior year not knowing It was going to take time to on the house and physically make the

We decided Dave would go to with the kids, get an apt in the school where we’d purchased a and get them into their new school. It really was the right to do and I’m glad we did it. It just meant and I would be missing the rest of the for a while… and bonding even

When the day came for Ben and I to join the of the family I couldn’t wait. could Ben, but he didn’t it involved a 2 day car trip. I’d gotten from the Vet. I was prepared! had left me the Volkswagen Quantum, had a huge back seat. I boxes and suit cases on the of the back seat so I could the whole area into a big bed for

You can see how big it was here. We took the big hoagie and the keg though.

My plan was to drive Boston to Philadelphia and stay friends. I had given him enough to make it, but not be overly drugged. It out well. He was beginning to come when we got to their house, so he was to eat a little bit and drink some I didn’t want him to over do that could be a problem for the leg of the trip.

First thing in the morning I him his trippy drugs and within an we were on the road again. As I’m down the PA Turnpike I could see him in the view mirror occasionally. try to sit up and I’d say, “How are you doing and he’d just flop to the other side. If you think was cruel, you’ve never a big dog have an anxiety attack in car. He was fine.

We stopped at a area and I had to leave him alone in the It was spring, so not too hot. I cracked the and locked him in… snoring up a storm. I came back he woke up as I the door. It occurred to me he’d had water that morning and he should try to relieve himself.

I lifted him out of the car and carried him over to a As I sat him down he leaned on my leg. He at the tree… he looked up at me… he looked at the he looked up at me. I did the only thing I do… I lifted his leg for him and he peed. We got back in the car and on our way.

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