It’s that time of year when the weather’s nice and everyone is ready to spend some time outdoors. But in order to go exploring somewhere new, you must survive the car ride. Sadie is much more well behaved in the car than other dogs I’ve seen. She doesn’t get car sick; she doesn’t bark or jump around. My little pup’s problem is more about anxiety in the car. If we’re not going to our office or our house, Sadie can tell and she’s not happy about it. Even if we are going somewhere really fun and Sadie will have a blast when we get there, in the car Sadie is panting and shaking. But on the way home, Sadie is usually one happy pup. All of these blooper photos were taken on the ride back from an adventure, when Sadie is all smiles because somehow her internal GPS can tell we are going home.
This is Sadie’s opinion of a day spent running errands with me. If sticking my tongue out at the world would get the errands done faster I’d do it too, but that’s not the case. Sorry Sadie, but you’re stuck with me until we’re done.
Sadie is used to our typical routine of running errands every week. She sits in her car seat while my family members and I take turns going into the bank or the post office or the pharmacy, etc. Usually the person leaving the car is gone five or ten minutes and Sadie just sits patiently looking out the window during that time, watching for her missing person. But if someone is gone longer than expected, Sadie starts to get antsy. She stands up, looks out every window, whines, barks, and basically tries to find the missing family member without being able to leave the car. One day while impatiently waiting for Sadie’s Grammy to return to the car, I thought I would document Sadie’s range of emotions as she waits in her car seat.