Last weekend I went to Las Vegas for the first time. I can’t say I was very impressed with my mini vacation. Can you believe they don’t allow little Chihuahuas in casinos?! Not that I have any money to gamble with, but I could have done a lot of people watching.
I suspected this was going to be a longer car trip than usual because I saw suitcases and my stuff being packed away.
I was placed in my car carrier, strapped to the back seat, and we drove and drove. I tried to nap but I was too excited. I kept my eyes open and watched. Finally we stopped for lunch in Baker. It was a small town. Warm and breezy. Luckily this was October and not July or August, or I would have melted.
Fine dining was limited to Burger King, the only place in town with outdoor tables that were dog friendly.
We arrived in Las Vegas around 2 pm. Then we checked in to the Motel 6, next to Hooters and across from the MGM Grand. It was cheap, clean and Chihuahua friendly. The floor was not carpeted but I had my comfy bed, blankets and pillow from home so I was all set. My water bowl was set out, my toys were unpacked and I had a little snack.
Then off we went on a very long walk down what it commonly called the “Strip”. There were too many people for my taste. I was the only Chihuahua walking on this busy street and got lots of attention. Everyone wanted to pet me but I was a bit apprehensive.
Finally we took a detour and eventually ended up back at our new home away from home, Motel 6.
And then I was left alone. But I was so tired I didn’t care. I needed uninterrupted sleep as I had missed several of my naps.
The next day was much the same. A few long walks, several short walks, a little play time and then some alone time to nap.
Before you know it we were packed and heading home. My little car carrier is nice and safe but a bit constraining. I was so very glad when we pulled into our driveway. I was up and out and ready to play.
I think our next vacation should be a little more Chihuahua friendly.
For more information check out Tips on Driving with Your Chihuahua. Also see Las Vegas, Nevada Dog-Friendly City Guide.
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