On Thursday night I had to take Artie to meet his dad. I thought it was going to be way harder than it was but I was nervous regardless.
I guess the thing I had to be most nervous about was driving 3 hours with a 90lb dog by myself (Nate had school) as every time I stopped the car he was adamant that this was the time he got to get out of the car! Let me tell ya, there's nothing quite like trying to go through McDonald's for a coffee with the window only rolled down half way so the big lump couldn't jump out of the car.
We had some sweet parting moments, including a sweet bruise on my arm from him wanting to hold my hand the whole way there. Yes, that's right, Artie wanted to hold my hand- he kept pawing me until I'd give him my arm for him to snuggle.
The first thing I did before we left the house in Lansing was to tie a piece of yellow cloth to Artie's leash and we've gotten surprisingly a lot of questions about it over on the facebook and instagram - Artie's yellow bow.
If you've never heard of the Yellow Dog Project, please spread the word- it will help so many animals stay safe when they're out of their house.
And let me tell you, my house has been so quiet without Artie. The dogs were exhausted and slept every moment they could and I just enjoyed the silence.
As for Artie at his new home?
I think he's going to be fine. :)