It's been a long - but rewarding - day. Ellie and Scout have begun their long journey home. I picked them up in Ventura County today - without a hitch. Everyone at the Humane Society was very nice and accommodating.
These dogs are amazing. They knew I was there for them. They knew which car to run to. They accepted water, toys, treats and food from me. I've received many sloppy kisses and I've gotten slapped by happy tails. I even got a few hugs from Scout!
We went on a short walk with Cheryl, Hunny and Opie. It was the smoothest dog-meeting I've ever experienced. All four dogs were like, "Oh hi. Yeah, we belong together." Hunny never growled. Come to think of it, neither did Opie. That's usually their first 'greeting'. And I haven't heard a peep from Ellie and Scout. Even when sirens passed - not one little howl.
I've fallen in love! Of course, Hunny is still my number one love. But there's room for them all. I don't think these pups have gotten much exercise lately because they're both wound up. Very loving. But very hyper. Kinda how I'm feeling during all this. So much confusion and excitement at the same time.
Ellie slept during most of the 2-hour ride home. Scout was up and down. It was obvious he was still trying to get comfortable. Right now, they are laying side by side at my feet, finally sleeping.
I haven't even packed. The PeaceMobile did not get a proper cleaning. I didn't buy food for the road. I have to leave here at 4:30 AM to pick up Robbie for the next leg of this journey.
I'm looking forward to this road trip. I bought some new music for the road. Jason Mraz Live rocks my fricken world [thanks for the reminder Mary!] I love it so much I haven't even opened the John Mayer CD. I did pop some Queen in for a while to mix things up a bit. But it wasn't long before I was a Mraz Spaz "on the California skyline drive...up the coast... Cuz I've got ELLIE the dog who exceeds my expectations. I say, I like your style crazy pound-pup. You need a ride? Well, come on girl, hop in the truck..."
Thank you all for the well wishes. We'll be back sometime Sunday. I have got to get some sleep. Goodnight all.