I did the more enjoyable part of my grocery shopping this morning - Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. More enjoyable because it's much less crowded than anywhere else and there's interesting things to be found. Whole Foods had a bread I really, really like. Unfortunately, I tend to overeat on it and not feel so good afterwards. So, I thought, I'd share with a friend who loves good bread, too.
She lives out in the country, about 15 minutes away along rather bumpy roads, something I forgot when I planned to take little Jerry along (because I felt bad about leaving him in his crate yet again - he is still a little too young to be trusted on his own). I also forgot that he has a problem with motion sickness - after all, he hasn't been sick in months.
So, I cut the bread in half, called her to let her know I was coming, put the dog in his crate into the car and set off. About 12 minutes into the trip there were unmistakable sounds of being sick coming from the backseat. Oh no! Since there was nothing I could do, I delivered the bread, turned right around and drove back. He was sick a few more times along the way.
By the time we pulled into the garage, the crate bottom was very wet, the dog had obviously stepped into it, left footprints on the garage floor and, obviously, couldn't be let loose in the house. So, I bundled him up under my arm and carried him everywhere to get towels, doggie shampoo etc.
Forty-five minutes later, the little dog was clean but damp, there were wet towels in the laundry room, but garage floor, crate and kitchen sink had been scrubbed and everything was back to normal again. Although, I don't think Jerry thinks of me as his best friend right now.
I think I'll rethink taking the dog on errands in the future. Yes, I have motion sickness medicine for him but it needs to be given 2 hours after a meal and I then have to wait another 2 hours before going anywhere. Doesn't exactly lend itself to anything spontaneous :-(