Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Of course, we knew the day was coming when we were going to leave Victoria and her parents to their new regular life. We have enjoyed immensely having the chance to spend so much time with our new granddaughter. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience for her and us.
Now it is time for us to hit the road again and for them to settle down to live without those pesky grandparents. Those first four months of life are such a stunning growth and learning experience. Starting with a helpless babe without any understanding except a need to be loved and fed, she has become a real person with a personality all her own and a growth of the mind as well. She is beginning to learn how to manipulate us and make her demands known. Also, how to let us know when those demands are not being met fast enough. What great fun!
We are heading north to visit with friends and explore lands not yet seen-more or less.
We made a short first day of travel, as I was expecting to find a few gremlins popping up after spending so much time in one place. The first one hit before we actually got underway. The left front jack stuck in the down position. After some fiddling and persuasion, it decided to give up and cooperate. I am actually still waiting for the next item to show itself. So that is a good thing. We are staying at the Montgomery South campground, which is just of I-65 and great for a short stay or longer if wanting to visit the local area. It accepts Passport America and has free WI-FI.
Halley is also suffering from transition stress. She has never really liked to travel and by now has lost what little comfort she may have developed. While visiting the local vet, we discovered the Thunder shirt, which is suppose to help with stress. So we have been testing it out. It had its first real trial today. It seems to help a bit, but we look forward to an even more relaxed traveling dog.