White Dog looked back as we drove down our street. The White Dog Army, en masse, was with us on this bright and lovely morning as we headed out to run a few errands and spend some time on maneuvers at the Park.
"What is the next size larger vehicle?" WD asked Steve. "I think we are at the breaking point." Steve refocused his gaze to the inside of the car and laughed. Pumpkin, a Dodge Caravan, holds the White Dog Army nicely.
Usual seating is that Nuka and Quinn share the far back seat. Puff takes the middle seat (the other is folded down) to create a padded bed area. YoYoMa and Oso share the floor cushion. White Dog rides in a special co-pilot carrier attached to the console on in the front. Everyone has personal space and room to sit or lie down.
Quinn is a wild card when we go on road trips; a lot depends on his mental condition and his level of timidness. Most times in recent months, TOWD walks us to the door and then stays behind to guard White Dog Ranch. Happily, today Quinn was the first in line to go along.
By default, when TOWD stays home, Nuka gets the entire back seat to herself. This is a privilege she has come to jealously guard--warning off any of the others who might want to sit beside her. And today, she forgot that Quinn has a rightful claim to half the seat.
Steve, my car loving once fancy car driving saint, looked over WD's head at me. "You are cooler now than you ever were in the Mercedes," I crooned. "A good looking guy in a car full of fluffy White Dogs? Hot stuff!"
Nuka was now loudly snoring, just to add insult to her impudence.
P.S. thank you all so much for your kind and wonderful encouragement for Paws To People, you will never know just important your words are to us. You give us strength to keep fighting and the courage to hope even when it seems to be very dark. Thank you for your continued support. Once we get the IRS charity authorization we will add a donate button, but we beg that you understand we cherish your commitment to the battle to end catastrophic illness and your faith in The White Dog Army in itself; although donations will be appreciated and applied to research as promised. With our humblest thanks and love...