Hellooooo from Asheville, North Carolina!
Yesterday we embarked on a little road trip to meet up with Ryan’s mom and stepdad, and man oh man are we LOVING this town so far! And of course, we brought along the little Happster.
Now I know not all dogs do too well in the car, but Happy is such a good little traveler! In fact, she is an absolute angel in the car.
Before the Christmas Holiday, the longest car ride Happy had endured was about 30 minutes. We’d drive her around to the dog park, the vet, PetSmart, Harris Teeter to pick up a Red Box…you know, local joints. She always did really well on these short little trips, but I always wondered how she’d do on a “real” road trip. Well, when Christmas time rolled around, we finally got to see her true road-trip-temperament.
Happy’s first true “roadtrip” was a 12-hour long drive… one way. Yeah, we like to dive headfirst into things. We didn’t really know what to expect since she was only being 6 months old… I thought she’d at least be chewing on my hand or bopping around from seat to seat (yes, we brought her crate with us, but no… we did not put her in it. She stayed in my lap/the front seat area the whole time). To our pleasant surprise, Happy was just “happy” to sit in my lap, and look out the window. No chewing, no bopping… just chillin’. I was amazed. And still am, because on the way home (helloooo 12-hour drive #2!), she did the exact same thing! She simply took in the sights of the road zooming by from her perch on my lap, and occasionally took a powernap.
Once we got to Florida, she immediately fell into the swing of things and picked up on “Island Time” real fast.
Our mini roadtrip to Asheville was no different—such a princess! I’m sooo glad that Happy is a good traveler so that we can take her on all of our adventures (well, at least most of them)!
Anyone else out there have a Road Warrior Prince or Princess who travels well? Anyone care to share a roadside travel-mishap? Or do you prefer to travel sans pup?