So today I loaded the puppies up in the Mini for a short road trip. This is a preliminary to the “real” road trip we’ll be taking toward the end of the week when we drive 6 hours to Mt Vernon, Ky to meet Elaine. She’ll be taking Poppy(red girl) I think, and helping do final evaluations on them. They were very good, with only a few minutes of crying and drama. Incidentally, crated car rides, aside from being much safer than allowing dogs to ride loose, are a great way to encourage quiet in crates.