Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Want a free dog?

Do you live in Boston? Will you be there on the night of May 30? Do you want a free dog for one night only? He's only gently used and slightly neurotic. OK, so he may barf and bleed, but really, he's very sweet.

Just kidding, of course, we're going to have him sleep in our car. And no, I'm not kidding about that.

We've been trying to figure out our whirlwind tour of New England which involves my bike ride, a trip to Grammy's farm and Liberal Banana's wedding. While we're happy that Auntie Banana is getting married and all, it really puts a crimp in our plans because she won't be available to dogsit for us...I know, right? The nerve.

We're fine for most of the trip except that one night before the ride, when we're staying in a hotel that doesn't accept dogs--and they don't share Barky's belief that he's a person. Yes, he made me ask.

But, we checked the average temps in Boston for that time of year, and it seems that he should be fine in the car overnight. Besides, he loves being in the car. In fact, whenever we've moved with him--and next time we do, we might have another dog giveaway--we've put him in the cab of the truck while we loaded and unloaded.

Before we put him in the truck, he was bolting out the door, panting, whining, jumping on us, sitting in moving boxes and generally making us wish we had a cat--and I'm deathly allergic to them. But he happily slept in the cab of the truck for endless hours once he got there.

And he sleeps all the way to Grammy's farm, which is a 10-hour trip at best. So, we'll just tell him this is a layover on the way to Grammy's, and he'll be fine. I mean, c'mon, it's springtime in Boston0--what's the worst that could happen?

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  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Man this is tough but the King can not get behind this idea. I may have to fly in and baby sit.

    TCB on pups in cars.

  2. It was such a nice car, too.

  3. King: Hold the phone, we may have another solution.

    CAGirl: It's not the car, it's the seats of our pants and backs of our shirts that will end up covered in fur for the next several weeks.

  4. Anonymous12:31 AM

    Just make sure it's not a hot sunny morning or evening, and will he bark and disturb people?

  5. I'm more worried about him freezing than roasting, but yeah, we'll watch our temps.

    Bark? Clearly you've never met Barky. His nom de web is strictly ironic. He's one of the quietest dogs you'll ever meet.