When Ana came to get me at the barn I was so excited to see her that I... sat still! If you know me, you know how crazy that is, especially since she didn't even ask me to be still, I just know that the faster I behave the faster I get what I want. And it worked. She swooped me out of the barn, we ran a bunch of errands, I said hi to Xdog and Pirate, and then we were in the truck driving for a loooong time.
A road trip is good for a dog like me because I get a lot of practice. I practice relaxing while driving, sitting and waiting to get let out (even when I'm really excited), pottying in new places, and basic obedience in new places. We stop a lot and it's new every time, but my people and the truck are always the same so I have a routine. I'm catching on really quick... maybe I should be a road dog!
One day we stopped for lunch in Palm Springs. They sure do like pit bulls there because when they saw me outside the restaurant they insisted I come in and join everyone for lunch. They even brought me my own water bowl full of ice cubes.
Everyone was "ooohing" and "awwing" over me but it was funny when I told them I was a foster dog. Then they all started feeling really sorry for me and petting me with sad eyes. It was really weird. I mean, I *am* a foster, and sure I'm looking for a forever home, but in the meantime I'm doing just fine. The ones they should be feeling sorry for are all my brothers, sisters, and friends that are still back at the shelter or who are being mistreated by bad people. Don't feel sorry for me, I'm one of the lucky ones. And if you feel sorry in your heart, then go do something about it.
Still, I was really happy for all the attention and I managed to make even the people with the sad eyes smile for me. I mean, can you look at this face without smiling?
So far we've been a lot of places. We stopped at the Salton Sea, spent the night in Tuscon, and this is me in New Mexico.
Finally, we made it to Marfa. So far, I really like it. We're staying in a really cute house attached to an art gallery. We have a ton of space, air conditioning, and a yard! Look at me go!
It's pretty hot here so I spend most of my time being lazy with the humans (who are practicing at being even lazier than me).
I'll post more pictures soon, but for now I'll leave you with the one Ana says is pretty much the best picture of me ever taken (right before I pounced on her head).