We have too many of these (if that is even possible)!
We have made the drive to Florida twice now. It’s about 15-16 hours, so it makes for a long day, or night of driving. Thankfully we have well behaved dachshunds who sleep well! We didn’t get any pictures from the drive down this time – 4 people + 4 dachshunds in a VW overnight isn’t great for picture taking! But, here are a couple from the trip home.
We were in Florida last week. Four people and four dachshunds spent 16 hours in the car, overnight, to make the trip down from Kentucky. Ruthanne, Evan, Sydney, and Roxy will be there for a while, and I know these kids are thrilled to have some puppies in the house again!
It has been just over two years since Roxy and Sydney came to live with us while Ruthanne and Evan were in India. The beginning wasn’t easy. We were all adjusting to having three dachshunds in the house. Roxy and Syd were obviously missing their parents. Roxy and Pixie were deciding who was really in charge. Thankfully Sydney still had her ball and blanket. She can survive anything if she has her ball to play with! But we all adjusted, and water a while it felt weird to take just one of them outside or to the vet. We got used to doing everything in sets of three. Bath time became a circus with three in the tub, but they were so cute it didn’t really matter that the house smelled like wet dog for an hour afterward.
Last night I sat on the couch crying because it was our last night with all the girls. Ruthanne and Evan aren’t sure where they will be 6 months or a year from now, but be it Florida, London, France, or Louisville they will never have to leave their girls again.
Obviously this is great news! But, still sad for me. I love them and will miss Roxy’s demands for fresh water, from the filter in the frig, and Sydney laying on my neck each night. Winter nights will be colder without their warm snuggles under the blankets. And Christmas will be quieter without Roxy’s excitement over presents.
Thankfully Ruthanne is going to make sure we are kept in business by posting pictures of both pups and their travels, around the country and probably the world. Roxy was always meant to be a world traveler I think. 🙂