Majority rules, so November 3rd is the date! We're planning to be there at noon and will hang around until 2-3pm if need be. The place to meet up will be Shari's Restaurant (back of the parking lot if possible) at 1820 Kittelson Rd, Moses Lake, WA 98837.
We'll be driving a Mazda SUV which is grey in color. We'll be the ones with the Corgi puppies. ;)
Please be prepared to pick up your babies. I'll be bringing your puppies, the puppy packs and a gallon of MY water.
You should be bringing a carrier (unless you're holding on your lap for the ride home) AND a blanket. It's going to be colder out. These potatoes are used to 70 degree heat - every day and night - 70 degrees. If you don't have a blanket, you're going to freeze them. You also need to bring a small dish for water. Puppies get thirsty during a long drive. Don't worry if your puppy won't eat the food while driving, but you can try and give him/her a treat to add a bit of calories to their tummy without loading it up with food (and find out quickly how much vomit stinks in cars). Your pup won't starve even if you're driving from Moses Lake to Seattle... but that pup WILL dehydrate.
The puppy packs have puppy pads. USE THEM. Don't put your puppy on the ground to pee or play. If you want to see your puppy play, wait until you're home. Let your puppy urinate on the pad only. It's safer.
Your pup will be scared and when puppies are scared they get immuno-depressed for a bit. You want things calm and quiet. Keep pup warm and speak gently and use gentle touching. Entice with the can of wet food I give you, give free-food kibble for a few days to get the interest up. Use my water and mix with yours to transition your pup over (to keep the runs away).
Don't be too worried if the pup isn't eating a lot (little tummy and everything's scary) but do let me know if that pup isn't eating at all on the 2nd day. Let me know immediately if the pup won't drink at all by the first night. There are tricks to get the pup drinking.
Don't be too worried about loose stools, a small fever or a small amount of vomiting in the car on the way home - all of that is stress-related and some pups get car sick. Any lethargy after a day is something you need to get with me about.
Normally your pup will bounce back within a few hours and be absolutely fine, but precautions are important for transitioning your pup to its new home. And, remember I'm ALWAYS here!
Refer to this post in the future, and we'll go over stuff again before the 3rd.