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Chevrolet Pet Day: All About Our Furry Friends

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Ive thought a lot about the kind of life Id want to have in the future. Ive daydreamed about marrying the perfect guy, living in the suburbs with 5 kids, with 3 beautiful golden retrievers as pets, and wed have a nice big car to fit all of us for our once a month weekend vacations.

As I got older, the dream started to shift and change each year as Ive gotten more and more exposed to the realities of being an adult. That dream went from 5 kids to maybe 3, then maybe 2And now, well, maybe none at all. I never actually thought Id say it out loud, but Im admitting it nowIm not sure I want any children! The only thing Im sure of is I want a pet, specifically a dog, maybe a cat. People think its crazy, but at this point in my life, I think its looking like the perfect life situation for me. Dogs are loyal, theyll love you unconditionally and when theyre 14 years old in dog years they wont yell stuff at you like, youre ruining my life!!!!!!and I hate you!!!!!” …Am I right?

A week ago I, along with other dog lovers, was invited by Chevrolet Philippines to attend their Travel Tails event where we could mingle with cute dogs (!!!!!!), get to know the cool features of their new pet-friendly cars the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Chevrolet Captiva, learn tips and tricks on taking care of our dogs, how to give them properexercise, and how to prepare them for long car rides when we go on vacations. It was during the event when I really realised that having dogs as my children was the kind of life I wanted to live. Its safe to say I spent a lot of time day dreaming that day. Youre probably thinking, maybe you dont want children because you dont want the responsibility of having one.and although youre somewhat right, having a dog is a lifestyle entirely on its own. I learned that theres a breed of dog for every kind of lifestyle and theres a lifestyle for every dog you and your dog need to be a match, in a sense. So, for someone like me who doesnt want my lifestyle to revolve around another human being, a dog is perfect because theyre less high-maintenance. Of course, if by some miracle I do end up with a child, I wouldnt mind at all and would love them to hell and back! Wed be one big happy family me, my perfect husband, our adorable kid and our furry lovable pets.

Chevrolet shares my same belief that pets are not just pets but a part of the family, the way your sister or your brother is part of your family. This is why its important for them to cater to all kinds of clients, children or no children, pets or no pets. At the event, I learned that the Chevrolet Trailblazer & Chevrolet Captiva are among the best vehicles to bring pets along for out-of-town trips and city cruising.

Some features of the Trailblazer & Captiva models that make them great for you and your pets:

  1. Both models have spacious cabins that not only allow enough leg and paw room, but also space for pet toys, food, water containers, a good sized carrier and other pet needs.
  2. The Trailblazer comes with a 7-inch android system .
  3. Ready for extreme road and off-road challenges (a must for traveling around the Philippines)
  4. Powered by tubrbo diesel engines with 6-speed automatic transmissions (Im not very car savvy but Ive asked around and this is indeed something to boast about!)
  5. The Captiva has an ECO Drive button feature that further improves fuel economy.
  6. Both models deliver fuel efficiency that means less costs, more savings, more miles and fun travel memories for you and your family, canine pet included!


Of course, at the event, we also learned some tips for traveling with a pet (a lot of which I never knew or realised before!)

  1. Not all canines can handle road trips, so its best to take a few practice runs before a major journey
  2. Some dogs get motion sickness, so dont feed them 2-3 hours before the trip (Weve learned this the hard way)
  3. Have bathroom breaks every 2-3. Even though dogs are potty trained, dont make them hold it in! Imagine if you had to do that. Not pleasant, is it?
  4. Bring a recent photo of your pet in case you accidentally get separated from him/her. In addition, never let your dog leave the vehicle without a collar, ID tag or leash.
  5. Never leave your pets alone inside the car. It can get dangerously hot in no time and may result in your pet suffering from heatstroke.
  6. For dogs with anxiety issues or who bark a lot, try giving them chew treats to keep them occupied.

After learning more about pet safety and tips for taking your pet on the road, I was tempted to take Truman, my familys own golden retriever, for an out-of-town vacation to somewhere like Subic, just for fun, because hes never really been out of Manila area. The Travel Tails event was so much fun, and it made me realize how much I missed being around our family dog. Im scheduling a trip back home for a week just so I could cuddle with him again :-)

To know more about Chevrolet and its products, visit www.chevrolet.com.ph or like their Facebook page: Chevrolet Philippines.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Chevrolet Philippines. Chevrolet had no influence on all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post. All words are entirely my own.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Mikyu Maglasang 10 August 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I miss having a dog. All we had after all these years were cats. Although they’re still really cute, I miss the feeling of having a canine in the family. :))

  • Reply Mae Cabigas 10 August 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I wish I was able to read this when I still had Max (my chihuahua), I remember we decided to take him for a weekend stroll around the city. He pretty much enjoyed it, but he eventually puked on the way home, poor thing. I think having pets as your ‘child’ is not an entirely bad idea, I mean if that is what you want. Pets are amazing in itself, and they’re so loyal.

  • Reply Pearl 10 August 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Awww dogs are the best! I’m actually considering of having dogs as kids too haha. Well, we’ll never know what happens :)

  • Reply Bella 11 August 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Camie!!!! Been looking for a great/affordable fujifilm camera and since you’ve been taking amazing photos with ur fuji camera can you suggest some great/affordable camera.

  • Reply Nichole 11 August 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I feel the same way about being unsure on having kids! My girlfriend and I agreed on owning dogs instead (but not completely abandoning the fact that we could adopt kids in the future!). This post is super helpful! That dog is adorable too *heart eyes emoji*

  • Reply Lou 16 August 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Awww, I’m a huge dog lover. I own 2 working dogs and I’m getting a new tiny one by next week. Dogs has always been a part of my life since I was a kid. I’m always at home with no one but dogs. But really tho, been aiming for a Golden Retriever! That first photo and the eye contact you had with the kyudie is priceless <3

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