Road trip to Missouri – we had to fetch our new little sister, Olivia. Here we were rolling down the highway, not really sure what would be in store for us later in the day. There was a lot of bad weather along the way, with downpours and storms, but we made it to Missouri. We did make one side trip on the way, but we are saving that for tomorrow.
Olivia is from the same breeder as Bailie and I, but we all have different parents. Bailie has been back twice now in her five years, and it was my first return. Being a dog place we were allowed out of the car, and got to hang out in a play yard. I was a bit upset by the donkeys. Shortly after the photo was taking I started howling at them non-stop. They didn’t care!
Mom was really into all the puppies. Remember there were eight pups in Olivia’s litter, and she was the first one to leave. There was no shortage of puppies.
These four seemed to be trying to get out of the pen. It looks like the one boy is trying to eat his way out of there!
Bailie and I were anxiously awaiting our new sister. What would she be like, would we like her?
Olivia came by with her dad so we could meet him. I was not so sure about him, Bailie didn’t have an opinion either way. He is younger than I am, and has eight kids, geez!
Finally Olivia joined us in the play yard. This is the one and only real photo of the three of us together. The little one needs to learn to sit still and model, but that will come.
Bailie, hard to believe, is afraid of Olivia. I’m not surprised because she was afraid of me too for several days. I was curious and wanted to get to know Olivia a bit better.
Before we left for home, our mom got to meet Olivia’s mom, and Olivia got one last cuddle with her dog mom. Neither of them would pose, so this is all we could get. Doesn’t Olivia look like a washed up seal?
It was time to load the car for the drive home. If you notice in the first photo of this post, Bailie always sits right next to me in the car, so half the back seat is open. Mom thought it would be better to put Olivia in the middle with us on either side. We loaded up and off we went. It’s about six and a half hours each way, making it a long day in the car.
The seating arrangement started going astray almost immediately. Bailie wanted to sit close to me. She started inching over, which caused Olivia’s kennel to start to move towards me and tip. Mom and her cousin were laughing really hard watching this transpire, but I was the one in danger of being squished. Not so funny. You can see Olivia is clueless, and just snoozing.
Not more than half an hour out, Mom had to stop and we had to rearrange. Look how squished up we all were. Mom did something with Bailie’s seat belt so she could sit in the middle, and Olivia had the other whole half of the seat for her kennel. We were able to drive comfortably home the entire rest of the way with the new arrangement.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our little side excursion on the way to our breeder.
Because we are thankful for our new little sister, we’re joining Brian’s Home Blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! Visit some other blogs to see what they are thankful for.