As dads' humans were in the process of loading horses to evacuate before eventually evacuating themselves, mom and dad we're told had a rendezvous behind the RV shed. Up to this point they'd played and teased and simply enjoyed the company of one another. Their courtship! But maybe they too sensed they were racing against the clock. Or maybe it just boiled down to timing in general. Whatever their reason, they took advantage of the privacy granted while those horses were working on loading. One, the young one was giving Lynk's humans a fit! And the seed was planted!
Finally the horses, well most of them, were on there way!
Next up... us!
As it turns out that horse trailer became a multipurpose vehicle! We, sheltered by mom, jumped in the "living quarters". Dad, along with some other Dobermans and the resident farm dog, Buck, were loaded in back. A couple cats and a small dog found their place along with the humans in the truck as we prepared to make our way to Hawthorne. We were about to venture off for our first road trip! Basically when it comes right down to it, it was a glorified "camp trip"! Glorified only because there was a house. Camping because all modern conveniences were quickly lost. A trip of a lifetime though, that's for sure! We, the humans and the rest of their pack joined Moms human back in Hawthorne. We were just getting settled in when some others..., Doberman people too, joined in for the experience. With them, came an assortment of animals. There was another cat, a couple small dogs, some goats of all things and of course more Dobermans! There were a lot of us. Twenty-six dogs in all including the little ones! It was a little cramped but everyone was on their very best behavior. Including the humans! They, it seemed, were the most stressed of all! I guess it probably was a little stressful being responsible for the safety of so many. But we're told, it was kind of exciting and fun too! Most importantly though we weathered the storm and survived! There will be others I'm sure. But we'll be prepared. And again, with this experience behind us we'll again survive! We are Dobermans!