Started out this morning in the very luxe Puppy-mobile with Karen and Mary, headed to Nashville, Tennessee to meet Susie, Jenny, and Amy, and the NEW PUPPIES. It's a good 11-12 hour drive, and we started it in a little rain. We quickly outran the building storm; we were on a mission.
These girls are the best traveling buddies - we laughed and told stories, and knitted and snacked our way across the plains, chased but untouched by the terrific thunderstorm, until we finally made it to Nashville.
Susie greeted us at her hotel room door with, not a little ten-week old puppy, NO, this is a half-grown polar bear. Clearly, we've been sold a bill of goods.
Check out these monsters:
Susie reports that little Tella weighs about 23 pounds and Vanni a whopping 30+ pounds. His feet are as big as dessert plates.
They are the most precious huge white bundles of infectious joy. If we paid by the pound, we got the deal of the century.
This is Tella. The little one. This photo has not been retouched. She really is as tall as Susie.
Got to meet Jenny and Amy in person. Wow - what a blast. These girls get combat pay for this trip. Thanks, my friends, for all your help! Time with Susie is always an inspiration, and we yakked on and on, catching up with all the latest news from both farms.
Karen holds the puppies' attention for a second or two... before they tear around the room again, looking for a place to wrestle or crash.
OK, now she looks like a baby.
Tomorrow - the trip home.