Last weekend my daughter and I drove down to southern VA, 3 hours away from home - to pick up this little guy!!!
Meet Tate, my daughter’s new English Bulldog puppy and my new grand dog!!
It began the night before with me driving down to my daughter’s condo in DC. This is a drive I have taken hundreds of times to pick up Milo, her previous dog, that we lost last July. But this was during rush hour, it was dark and the traffic patterns were a bit different because of rush hour, and I haven’t driven in city traffic in 8 months. This trip is about 30 miles away - and mid-day it would take me about an hour, but this night it took about 90 minutes. Just the state of traffic in our area.
The next morning we traveled through snow and high winds. Fortunately we were traveling south and driving out of the storm.
At some point it was just rain.
We knew the storm was still hitting our area and we would need to deal with it on our return trip, but ...
At the end of the road was this wonderful joining of pet owner and puppy. And what a darling he is.
We spent a short time getting his paper work and some initial instructions ... and then we turned right around and began the 3 hours trip back home.
I had some serious bonding time with him in the back seat - and when he wasn’t sitting on my lap, he was looking out the window. Everything was new to him. He didn’t sleep a wink on the trip home. He was on an adventure.
A seriously cute little guy.
Arriving at home my daughter had set up his crate and his play area - with toys aplenty! He was so cute running around and enjoying it all.
She purchased a very important ’toy’ - a stuff white dog, with a heart beat you can feel and a heating pad insert that lasts 24 hours. He sleeps on or beside it all the time.
She even purchased a quilted jacket for him because the weather was so cold over the weekend and he seemed so cold outside, but the jacket was kind of big and the weather is now improving and he clearly had an opinion about wearing his new jacket. The face says it all.