I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I traveled up to northern California and stayed with my sister and her husband and, as I mentioned before, this was a special trip as I took ALL of my animals with me.
I was a little nervous about the drive. One of my dogs, Ed, is 18 years old and I wasn't sure if a) he could handle the 5 hour trip and b) he would do it without having an 'accident' and c) if he would be able to go up and down the dog ramp without problems. I had worked with both Annie and Ed in the days before the trip to get them used to the ramp, but Ed is frail, with weak back legs. But I needn't have worried; both of them handled the trip like champs and tackled the ramp with gusto. As for accidents, Ed had one before we even got out of Los Angeles, calling for a quick stop to clean up. "Well, at least we got that out of the way," I thought. As for the kitty, Chloe, she slept the entire trip.
It was a wonderful visit, one of the few times in the past few years that we were all together for Christmas. The dogs behaved (well, Annie insisted on sitting on my sister's leather couch which made me a little nervous) and everyone fell in love with Ed.
I hope all of you had a good holiday. What did you all do, and for those of you back east, was the weather a deterrent at all?