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by BigTrucker
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Its been a few since our last update. We have been very busy. We're still on the road and drove from Grove City, PA to Abbotsford, BC...Everette, Wa TO Kalispell, MT...Post Falls, ID to Tukwilla, WA...then back to Post Falls, ID to Little Ferry, NJ for Friday...Then home for Labor Day weekend in Ede...
by BigTrucker
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devils Road Report II
Replies: 2
Views: 513

not really

Whenever the caffine is kicking in is when I like driving the best :shock: To answer your question...I like driving when traffic is light....the 1am to 4:30am works nice but those hours will where you out over time. Hailey is ussually sleeping well during that time so its the most productive time fo...
by BigTrucker
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devils Road Report II
Replies: 2
Views: 513

The Purple Tongue Devils Road Report II

Well, the young Hailey and I have been on the road again since Thursday (8/16). The trip started out with the hurry up and get nothing done before leaving (The Garden of) Eden, NY which happens to be Headquaters for my Super Hero, The Purple Tongue Devil. We embarked on our journey to Grove City, PA...
by BigTrucker
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

The End of the Trip

Well We finally made it back to the house...however it was only for a short stay. We delivered in Mississisauga Ontario (near Toronto) and pretty much went back to the house (Eden, NY) after that. Hailey was ready to get out of the truck (I was also ready). We had a busy time of it at the house catc...
by BigTrucker
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

We' re a day away

Well, thats nice, I'm glad that people enjoy reading about our trips on the road. I'll put more effort into it and try to paint a much more detailed picture when our next trip starts. This one we're currently on will end tuesday (8/14/07). We deliver in Toronto sometime in the morning. I'm sure we c...
by BigTrucker
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

PTD

Hailey is not much of a Killer. Keep in mind, I only had her for a couple months and am not sure what kind of enviroment she was in the last 3 years. When I first got her, she was very afraid of me (she seem to favor women), which makes me wonder if she had some issues with a man...boy did I open a ...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Update on Mrs Tu -- your thoughts needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

I'm So Sorry

I'm so sorry that this is happening. There is really nothing anybody can say that will make it easier. I think spending time and doing what several others have suggested is a good idea. The hard thing is to know that your best friend and companion is in pain. She is ready to cross over. Animals don'...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost Chow in Valparaiso, In/ Shy Tai Mai
Replies: 24
Views: 2757

1

Check the nearby truck stops...a shy chow can cover alot of ground. Plus truck drivers have a tendancy to put food out for strays if they cannot get close enough to them. I see this all the time. I once recued a yellow lab at a truck stop in Utah..If these dogs get desperate and are fed at the truck...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I wanna be like you!
Replies: 34
Views: 2766

Mine too

Both Minnie Me and Hailey do the "Burn Outs" or "Break Dance" moves...both are females...not is it only that they're expressing dominace...its also a sanitary method in the event they get poop on their shoes :lol:

John
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Out and rolling

Well we made it through the night...I don't have to many people approach me even in the most hardened parts of town. I'm night trying to say that I'm some big bad bruiser...however, I wouldn't be an easy target...I go to these places pretty regular. Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and s...
by BigTrucker
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Ruff Neighborhood

Hope everyone is well tonight...I'm at my Kansas City, MO stop (1 of 2) which delivers in the morning...The customer never warned me about how bad this part of town is. This is a ruff neighborhood...Hailey isn't much of a protector (Minnie Me was great for these kind of places). Hailey prefers the p...
by BigTrucker
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

The Purple Tongue Devil and Livestock

Greetings, Today The Purple Tongue Devil and I are in Lovely Toole, Utah. We are scheduled to deliver in Salt Lake City, UT, in the morning. We had to back track (out of route) to Toole because there was no decent parking at either the Flying J or the Sapp Bros truck stops in Salt Lake City. We want...
by BigTrucker
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Haileys Comet

Hailey would like that...when the flowers start running, I'll put the word out...we're waiting on the call and hoping all the $$ are right for the job. Should start by mid August...but I heard Fernlea's might be downsizing their orders this year...we'll see. But if/when we do go up to Delhi...I'd lo...
by BigTrucker
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Road Trip!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Hmmm

Not having A/C will be ruff. I travel for a living with my chow...If the A/C goes down...we're in a shop and hotel. But I do this for a living. All I suggest is a lot of water, and a lot of breaks for walks...it'll make it easier for Jack. Additionally, stop by a truckstop (or dare I say, Kmart or e...
by BigTrucker
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

8/3/07

Today The Purple Tongue Devil and I are in Great Falls, MT...just delivered. Next stop Salt Lake City, UT. Its pretty hot up here (95). I never pictured the Northern part of the country being this hot...even our friends up north (Canada) are experiencing the same thing. I thought its was hot in Buff...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows in Public???
Replies: 30
Views: 2853

Take them out

Both of my chows get the trip to petsmart or various places. Minnie Me was alot like Jeffs Peks. She was not a killer and you can let her sniff your hand but she really didn't want anything to do with anybody (except me)..she picked who she would like (this included dogs). I had a couple friends tha...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

border crossing

Inorder to cross the border (U.S. and Canada), all you need is a current vacination record. That is all. The rules say no opened bags of dog food (can food or sealed pouch is ok). Now just to let you know...I have never been checked for paperwork on Hailey or Minnie Me. Onetime I was asked at North ...
by BigTrucker
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Repaired at last

The Mighty Hailey's Comet (The Purple Tongue Devil) and I are out of the shop...The truck looks nice with its newly repaired hood and fresh paint. Good Ol'Purple Tongue Devil has enjoyed her stay at the Broadway Inn and Suites. She has become somewhat of an Ambasador of Chows to the guests and hotel...
by BigTrucker
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Inspired writing

I wish I could've given a better entertaining chain of events on my trips (up until the accident)...but I havn't been motivated. At the moment, I'm battleing with insurance companys and a repair shop that is trying to gouge because they have no parts in stock. Its kind of taken the wind out of my sa...
by BigTrucker
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

2

Thanks...I'll get a chance to look at whats going on here...its been awhile.
John
by BigTrucker
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 44
Views: 5121

Road report with the Purple Tongue Devil

Hello everybody. I hope all is doing well. I have some free time at the moment to drop a quick line about our Hailey...aka "The Purple Tongue Devil" and I, on our several trips to Calgary, Alberta. Hailey has had plenty of running around in rural area's (WI,MN,ND) enroute Alberta. The first week we ...
by BigTrucker
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

3

Company policies, cannot idle trucks on property, safety...their are many reasons that management uses to create a no pet policy...If its 100 degree's I will idle my truck so that the A/C is on for me and my pet...Home Depot has a problem with this...in some cases its a noise ordinance...unless your...
by BigTrucker
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

2

I'll refuse their freight. I had this happen to me a couple times because the shipper thought it wouldn't be a problem. One time I picked up a Sattelite Dish (Military type) in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and delivered it to San Jose, Ca...The guard at the gate said no pets aloowed...I wasn't taking my...
by BigTrucker
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

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She gets the Petsmart visits now...I like watching her react to all the toys and goodies...Its like she knows why she is there. As for Alaska...I will put the word out when I head that way...It won't be til winter...after Christmas.

John
by BigTrucker
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Purple Tongue Devil
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

The Purple Tongue Devil

Hello, I just wanted to drop a quick line before the wheels start turning about Hailey (aka Haileys Comet, and The Purple Tongue Devil). Hailey and I have been running the roads Delhi, Ontario to the Eastern Seaboard delivering flowers to venders of all kinds. We just took a week off to do some repa...