How Does Your Pet React When They See Your Luggage?

Our pets often know us better than we know ourselves.  Ever notice how the moment you think about going for a walk your dog sprints to the door?  Or how when you check the clock in a certain way your pet dashes over to their food bowl? Every pet has their own quirks, but it seems like all pets agree on one thing – they hate when the luggage comes out of the closet!

Eko has lived over half his life on the road, so he knows all too well that when the luggage comes out it means I’m hitting the road.  Despite the fact that I have NEVER left him behind, he does everything in his power to make sure I physically can’t leave without him.  This morning I was reorganizing some luggage in the closet, and although I had no travel plans, Eko not-so-sneakily let me know that he would not be left behind.

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Hmm, something seems a little bit strange about the contents of that blue bag, let’s take a look at the big picture…

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I don’t think Eko has a future as a secret agent.  When I stepped out of the room for a minute, Eko decided to fortify his position:

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“Will, I’m ready to go!”

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I zipped Eko up and stacked my bag on top of him – normally that would have sent him racing away – but there was no dissuading him!

I briefly considered picking the bag up, but Eko and I have already had one doctor’s visit in the past week, I didn’t think we should risk another.  (If you’re dying to see Eko picked up in a bag, you can check out this post of how I tried to bring him on the subway.) Once I put my luggage back in the closet, Eko realized that it had been a false alarm…although he is now snoozing in front of the door just in case I try to make a move without him.

I love hearing about how other pets handle it when they know you are leaving on a trip – be sure to share any funny/cute stories!

21 thoughts on “How Does Your Pet React When They See Your Luggage?”

  1. I dont travel much, but my Yorkie definitely knows whats about to transpire when she sees my suitcases. She gets even more clingy than usual and she guards the door to make sure I dont leave without her.


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