We got home yesterday from our road trip down South. Crazy weather! We drove the Sunday we left through freezing rain and sleet, awoke Monday to temps in the mid 70's which we enjoyed through Tuesday. Wednesday brought 30 degrees and snow. Bumped up to 50's on Thursday. Left on Saturday to 10 degrees.
Bella travels well, but the anxiety at the routine disruption (and sleeping all day in the car like a champ) makes it harder for her to settle. After a few days she was much more herself (or, less of a nuisance as my grandmother put it lol. In Bella's defense my grandmother has very lazy aniamls and didn't understand why Bella needed walks and outings.) None of my grandmother's critters wanted much to do with Bella, so she was estatic to meet a 6 month old Westie that other family in the area have. He was absolutely smitten with her. They said he howled and looked for her the entire night after we left, but seemed to be over her the next day (typical man!).
She was supposed to meet her sister on our drive home since we went through where she lives, but it didn't end up working out since I drove further the first day and was in the area much earlier than anticipated the next day. We hope to get them together this Spring.
Though I had my real camera with me, I didn't touch it once. Here are a few phone snaps of her adventure, though.
Monday's drive. Panting in January! Not something Bella is used to.
Hotel room, intently wanting to know if my mom's Yorkie finished her meal.
Oh, just a fun little visit to the local vet's clinic our first full day there. Her eyes are doing much better. Allergies calming a bit now that we are home. She located their treat jar pretty quickly and then took it upon herself to perform her "stand" trick a few times...they couldn't help but to give in. They adored her. I love taking Bella down South where GSPs seem to be less prominent so she gets "ooo'd and awwww'd" over wherever we go.
So, nothing GSP related, but anyone else who has moved North from the South can sympathize with my need!
Always a bird dog...
Devastated at no one wanting to be her friend.
Finally! A friend!
Well, she thinks she made TWO friends this trip. I didn't have the heart to tell her this one wasn't real.
Good little travelers, sporting their coats as it was a single digit morning!
Back in the snow!