The trip to Vienna is about 4 hours and after taking them out to a late lunch and unloading them at their house, we headed farther north. Another 3 hours put us in Ephrata where we located the breeder’s house for this morning’s pick up and set out to a nearby town for a motel and dinner.
This morning came and hubby was like a kid at Christmas, anxious to see his new puppy. The breeder has 3 mastiff’s, one female and 2 males, though we only saw Max, the daddy at 200 lbs, and Tekka, the mom at 170 lbs. Teeka had 15 pups on December 29th and then the weather got very cold and they lost 8 of them. When we arrived, the only 3 remaining were Ranger, hubby’s pup and two of his siblings, a huge brindle male, and a small brindle female. In their pen, none of them looked too big, then Jim picked up his pup and his feet are huge!
We didn’t get 10 minutes from their house with a fussy pup when he lost his breakfast out both ends, necessitating a clean up stop. The second accident occurred just as we finally managed to get on I-76 headed west. By the time we got to I-81 to head south, he was cleaned up again and settled into travel mode, a good thing, because the trip home is a total of 6 1/2 hours without the frequent stops for his needs.
I’m sure he will be a happy fellow when we finally get home and can finish cleaning him up,, feedings him and letting him begin to settle into his new home. I hate to admit it, but he sure is cute with his black mask, black ears, tail and toes on his apricot body.