|Duchess on her way from Columbia to St. Louis|
Duchess did really well in the back seat. I had a crate, but the leg from Kansas City to Columbia told me she did fine uncrated. She looked out the window a little while and finally laid down on her pillow. It was a very rewarding day, but also very tiring. It's surprising how much energy it takes to drive a 4 hour round trip! I did the driving, but there is so much work being done in the background while we're on the road. People calling in to report their leg, people calling to see who will keep Duchess for the night, etc. Some groups that are on the national level, like Dachshund Rescue of North America, even arrange flights for their fosters! They have some dedicated volunteers who will drive them to whichever airport they need to, and other volunteers who are licensed pilots.
The woman who originally fostered her 6 years ago, took her back into her home. She doesn't really foster for us but I believe this dog really wormed her way into Billie's heart. Even though she was still a little nervous, we could just tell that Duchess felt more relaxed and safe in Billie's presence. Billie also seemed so happy to have her back in her life. Duchess will be with Billie for the rest of her life. I think they're both very happy with their prospective future together.
|Billie and Duchess Reunited|