Well we're back. I had a bit of an open schedule because my work was closed for the month of August so I ended up staying about a week longer than I had planned. We went to the puppy picnic and then went up to the family cabin in the boonies (no electricity, running water, internet, cell phone reception, etc.) and just had a blast.
The picnic was just wonderful. I, unfortunately, don't have any pictures from it because Brody's water dish got up-ended onto my camera on the ride there and ruined my camera. My dad did take some pictures but he hasn't sent me them yet.
I do have other pictures from our vacation and I'll post some as soon as I sort through them and get that done.
Brody did great. I was curious how he'd react to a swarm of dogs and there were about 40 or so Havanese there. He was a bit overwhelmed when he got mobbed, but he did great. There was one other pup from his litter there and one pup from the litter that was born a week later. It took a while, but eventually the pups all found each other and were chasing each other all over the place. I found it amazing that there were that many dogs in one place and it was so quiet.
I'm really glad we went.
Brody did get car sick on the way back (the first 1/2 hour or so was over gravel roads and that's where he got sick), but he was quiet and just settled nicely in the back seat. I was sort of apprehensive about the whole 6 hours of non-stop crying thing, but thankfully he didn't treat me to that on the way back. He was so good.
How do I reward him? I booked his appointment for a neuter first thing when I got back. He goes on Tuesday. I'm such a mean mom.
Someone at the BBQ put together a slide show and put it on youtube. Brody managed to escape being in the pictures, but really we were there!