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As I mentioned in my Week 3 update, Alissa and I ran the first and third legs of today’s Texas-to-Tennessee Setter rescue transport (with Carol Johnson picking up the second leg) for Save Our Setters (www.saveoursetters.org). The trip covered 521 miles (838 km). Our special passengers were Tommy, Aaron, Gulliver, Toby and Georgia Girl. Three Irish and two English, although I thought one of the English was a red and white Setter. The first three had been transported in from Midland, Texas and Toby from San Antonio yesterday.
The workers at the kennel where they boarded were wondering how I was going to get all 5 dogs and all their toys and food in my car. They also talked about how wild 3 of them were. I was only expecting one Wild Child, Aaron. Aaron was tethered to the inside of the car so his antics would not bother the others. We loaded up without issue and after the anxiety of wore off, most of the crew feel asleep. They were little angels (for the most part). Aaron even played Houdini and ended up escaping the tie-down and his collar. The only issue was that my new cell phone couldn’t get a signal in Texarkana and I had to stick my head in a coffee shop and ask someone to call Carol to tell her I had arrived.
Attached are a couple photos from the first leg. The first photo does not due the sight justice. Two of the kennel staff were also taking this picture it was so funny, including one who had the new iPhone. The photo shows three dogs piled in the front seat. The young red head in the driver’s seat and the two English Setters riding shot gun.
This photo is the young red head coming up on my left trying to get some attention.
This photo is front to back, the young red head, Georgia Girl (the Senior Settizen), and the one that looks like a red and white Setter all racked out (fast asleep). It is tough to take decent photos and drive 75 mph.
This photo is Aaron AKA 'Wild Child' AKA Houdini, before he performed his magic act and ended up in the front seat with me. He has more lead than it looks in that he could lay down comforably.
Maybe Alissa can better ID the dogs and comment on the last leg as well as each dogs' forever home status...