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Dave Stansbury
8 months ago

Just wondering where I go to submit pet photos. Thank you.

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave Stansbury

Hi, Dave. Under the photo of the pet in the newsletter is this statement: Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. The first part of that sentence (in the newsletter) is linked to this page: — where you can submit the photo and description. We’re looking forward to hearing from you about your pet. 😀 —Diane at

8 months ago

I always regret not adopting our one dogs brother. They were such pack mates. But then again when we adopted again he really fell in love with his sister. Now we have three. We are thinking of adopting again but probably not for a long time coming. I love that picture of the 4 faces. Glad to hear you kept it in the family.

8 months ago

Chuck/Emily: I spoke with animal shelter contacts, and the passing comment about animal shelters being empty is not QUITE the whole story…

1) Yes, people are adopting more animals than typically, but reputable shelters still want to find good forever-homes for the animals — they do NOT want to re-home all the animals when they are inevitably surrendered in a couple more months to a year, when the animals are no longer convenient to care for or wanted as rent-a-companion. Think of all the “Easter rabbits” and “Christmas puppies” that are surrendered a month later. If you’re mainly adopting an animal due to Corona, please DON’T. It’s not very nice to a living creature to be your toy if they weren’t invited in as family before.

2) The shelters are NOT mostly empty because the animals were adopted — it’s to protect care-staff from contact. Most shelters have foster-care caregivers taking care of the animals OFF-site. Those that remain often needed extra medical care.

8 months ago

Another great issue. Thanks

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
8 months ago
Reply to  Erik

You’re welcome, Erik! Thank YOU! 😀 —Diane at

8 months ago

I hope people take the time to see the forever in our thoughts posting for Gary Bunzer in your closings. He is, was, and forever will be in my thoughts for the impression he made on me……and I never got to see him in person but once in my lifetime. He was that kind of person. Thanks for being you Gary.

Karin S.
8 months ago

You asked for feedback from readers regarding their personal experience of being involved in a crash while being seatbelted in their seat, sitting sideways in their RV. You worry about the “devasting effect” of the passenger’s body being “violently pushed forward” in a crash while seated sideways. Don’t forget about all the T-bone crashes that happen daily with regular vehicles. I worry more about the devasting effect to ones body not being restrained at all. I have responded to too many crashes involving people not wearing their seatbelts. (They did not fair too well by the way.) People are violently tossed about within the vehicle, as well as being thrown through the windows.

Maybe I read too much in to the way you asked your question. My first thought was…hmmm Chuck does not think this is safe. I definately like the idea of collecting good data to learn more.

Richard Warnke
8 months ago

“DC-3 airplanes . . . are still used today in some third world countries or other small countries for short hops.”

Yikes, you sure have an unpleasant way of belittling a great airplane!

This 84-year-old design is currently being remade into a versatile, efficient, economical plane for the 21st century by Basler Aviation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It can fly 2000 miles or more, 200+ mph, and carry a heavy load.

Basler has updated many of these wonderful old birds, and continues to do so under the name Basler BT-67. Check out that name on Google or go to

Peter Capiro
8 months ago

I always read the story under Ask the RV shrink? I didn’t see it in the weeks issue, what happened?