Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!
Let me see, how can I sum up our four-day roadtrip? Well, we survived.
It was about as stressful as I thought it would be. Long car rides and two new environments caused a lot of excitement, stimulation and extra energy for Isaac and Lucy. The problem is that Isaac expresses his energy and excitement by humping Lucy. He saw more than his fair share of timeouts, especially since there was heavy rainfall all day Wednesday, meaning there were limited chances for Isaac to work off his energy outside.
It was frustrating to say the least because in every other way he was the perfect house guest. He just got overly excited with all the new faces, noises, etc. and Lucy bore the brunt of that.
We were able to get him out for a super long walk on Thanksgiving afternoon since the rain had moved out. While it didn’t immediately zap him of his energy, by the time we headed to my parents’ on Friday morning he had slowed down at least a bit.
Things were slightly more manageable at my parents’ house. We were only there 24 hours and the weather was cold but nice enough for plenty of walks with my mom. We even got Lucy and Isaac to share the dog bed on Friday night, which goes to show how tired they both were because that has never even come close to happening before.
Of course, he was back to Mr. Humpty on Saturday morning and found himself in timeout twice in the span of an hour. Sigh.
But, we’re home now, Lucy has the safety of her couch and both dogs are still on the tired side.
Now to survive the next holiday – Christmas!