Having pets means accepting responsibility. Kids, pets, elderly parents, etc. can cramp your 'style'. You have to realize that you have acquired multiple pets-if that means an RV vacation is not practical-a true 'pet lover' does not go on such a vacation.
I have thru trial and error found a dry dog food that works well with my dogs. No recalls, no allergies, etc. I add a little cooked chicken to it, so they clean it up in no time. That eliminates problems in a multi-dog household. The Mastiff would eat until all food was gone-you can not just leave her to self-regulate her consumption.
That being said: I have known dogs that have absolutely refused to eat certain foods. They can get very ill, bloat, etc. A truly, stubborn dog, with a fussy appetite can be quite a challenge. Sometimes, you have to pick your battles.
Never been ask to show documents for my dog but we always bring our household filing box with ALL our Important documents in it when on the road, including current vaccinations on our pug. Not a big deal, no need to make it one.
I don't bring the originals, but I bring copies of important documents, including dog immunizations, and human meds/health info. ICE numbers, etc. No one has ever asked to see the pet info, but I know to bring it-rather than chance ruining a trip because someone asked to see it.
I have heard that steam can kill them. As mentioned, remove and discard all bedding. I would be cautious of other, 'surprises' that the previous owner has left. Check for leaks, rodents, other insects-and proceed with caution the first time you use the water/sewage system. Sterilize the system. After the bedbug eggs hatch-repeat the steam.
I would use the steam method, rather than setting off a toxic bomb in an RV.
They can hide behind wall socket plates, in the light fixtures. Assume they are everywhere-not just in the bedroom. You have be heavy-handed with the steam. I would imagine it would damage the wall paper.
I was hoping the cold temps during February would've knocked some of them out.
Lots of things are changing in the Burbs. When I was a kid, it was rare to see deer. Now, we have a HUGE population of deer in our neighborhood, coyotes, and turkey, too.
I've got to wonder what changes to the insects, plants, and bird species have evolved thru the years.
We have nesting eagles in PA. There are several eagle cams set up, so you can watch their progress. Last year, the pair nearest to me raised 3 chicks. This year they laid 2 eggs, but one cracked. Apparently, they eat rodents and road kill.
Here's my 2 cents: Yes, the rules at the campground say, 'Do not leave pets unattended in the RV'. A lot of people use their common sense, and leave their well-exercised pets (crated or not), AC and radio on, blinds down. The idea being that the dogs are comfortable, tired, and hopefully won't bark.
Dogs that travel frequently think of the RV as 'home'. They behave as if they were left home alone. When dogs get into a car, (toad) it's because they are being transported somewhere else, (the vet, park, etc.). They get excited. Much as a child, how would they like it if you drove them to Disneyworld, and told them to wait in the car while you went into the park?
IMHO: Dogs should be well-trained, time left alone should be kept at a minimum. The safest, most comfortable place for them would be safely contained in a temp. controlled RV.
I would not think leaving dogs in a car would be a wise idea. It's illegal in many places, it puts the dog at risk for being stolen, many people(me included) would call the police to report an animal or child left in a car.
My FA works thru my local bank branch. I've done business with him for 25 years. He knows my lifestyle, goals, family dynamics, income, etc. He has chosen investments based on that information. He monitors my current investments, and suggests when they need to be updated.
He knows the amount of risk that I'm comfortable with. He also knows my preferences regarding tech stocks, and companies with a high environmental impact.
He also recommended a qualified estate lawyer, when I needed one. It has been a very smart relationship.
So now the internet information is no longer reliable when doing a search? Suppose a company is unscrupulus or a scammer? Suppose a restaurant is sickening, you can no longer tell the truth? So the internet and the computer are useless?
Think of the internet as a vast supply of information: some of it's true, some of it's not. Just because somebody posted it-doesn't mean you shouldn't question it. It's up to the reader to use common sense, and check several sources to decide if it's reliable.
As other posters have stated-many people would call and report animals left unattended in a car, (AC or not).
Also: You should never leave any valuables visible, in your unattended car. I consider my dogs very valuable.
I treat my dogs much as I treat young children. Would you feel comfortable leaving children in an unattended car?
There are a zillion ways to lose weight. Different metabolisms and food restrictions, (religious and allergy) come into play. Just because Joe Blow lost 50 lbs on the so and so diet-doesn't' mean it will work for you. If you have successful, healthy weight loss with out muscle loss, and you don't feel as if you're being deprived-that's the best diet for you.
Good job OP. Life must be difficult at 502lb.
Did you have any particular obsessions, like sugar or chocolate or pizza or ice cream.. or.. all of them?
I lost two Wives within 5 Years. I was depressed and turned to Food. That is the Way I dealt with it. My biggest Problem was Carbohydrates and Ice Cream. One Thing I like about my Program is that you do not have to buy their Food. Just get your Food from your local Grocery Store.
Wow, an unimaginable loss. You're a strong, strong person to survive that trauma, and then lose so much weight. Bless you.
My experience. When my mother passed, me, my brother, and our father went to the funeral home to make the plans. They had already paid for graves but never picked out the exact spots.
Well, everyone is different-but my adult brother became very emotional when they took us down to the casket room to pick out a casket. It was very hard on him.
We finished making the funeral arrangements. Then me and my father went to find a spot for the graves. They had bought graves in the 'Serenity Gardens'. My dad was trying to pick a spot that wasn't under a tree,(bird crap), not too close to the road,(car noise), good drainage, etc. I finally said, 'Dad, you're not buying a house!'. He said, 'It's eternity-I've got a right to be picky!'. That broke the mood and we had a good laugh.
After that, my dad went to the same funeral home and pre-planned his service. He was so proud, he was showing me pictures of the casket, as if he bought a new car.
He had a magnet on the fridge and a wallet card. 'In case of my death-call so and so funeral home'.
Everything was done, even the obituary. It made it a lot easier on the family.