Please excuse me for leaving you all alone yesterday. Advent should be a daily thing on this blog, but I was so exhausted yesterday that I just couldn't bring myself to post.
Today's blog post will be for two advent gifts then, two people will win something today.
Lisa, you won the last Advent gift, will you let me know your address, please ?
Since yesterday we have arrived safely, all four of us. For those of you who are new to this blog, the picture shows Aki and Wind, two of the creatures who just drove across Europe with me. Orion is a simple german shepherd, so you can about imagine what the trunk of my car looked like with those three in it.
We took off from France yesterday, and the first twenty kilometers or so were from hell. First, they wouldn't get into the trunk. When one was in, another jumped, and the first one came out again. We're not even talking about the third one here, namely Aki, who refused flat out to jump in in the first place. As for yours truly, I was half in the trunk, one leg outside for stability, moving like a goaly to fend off two from jumping out again and trying to lift the third one (as heavy as myself) into the car. - Shut the door, the whining started instantly, cold sweat dripping from my brow.
Thoughts ranging from 'what am I doing to those poor creatures' to 'they might just die in the trunk' (what from ? Well, dehydration, for example ? What's that you say ? It's winter and dogs don't die from dehydration right now ? I wasn't thinking about that while Wind (the black and white one) did her dying swan act in the trunk.) started to turn around my brain immediately. The whining stopped after about thirty kilometers, as I said, and an eerie silence set in.
At first, I looked in at them every couple of kilometers. But then I thought we'd better drive quick and shorten the suffering that way. So I drove and drove and drove, hearing nothing but supposing absolute misery.
When I finally had to stop to get gas, I got out of the driver's seat with the wildest apprehensions, walked around to peek in the trunk... had Wind shoot me a tired glance and then drop right back to sleep. The other two didn't even budge.
I guess it's a lesson in taking things as they come and not worrying before they have even arrived.