Sweet little Mesquite headed east yesterday to his new home in eastern Washington where he'll get to enjoy a much bigger quantity of blue skies than he would get in Western Washington. We set out on one of the wettest, stormiest September days in recorded history to cross over the Cascade Mountains and meet Skeeter's new mom, Shelli, near Vantage Washington.
There was rain, rain and more rain on the west side of them mountains which made for not-so-fun driving but also made for beautiful, ethereal misty clouds floating around us and gushing waterfalls down the sides of the mountains.
As per usual, as we crossed to the eastern side the rain let up, the clouds cleared (as did the green and the trees) and we enjoyed an hour or so of what could be our last bit of blue sky for several months.
At the rest area where we met Mesquite's new mom, he danced around, excited to be out of the car and still not getting the hang of what a leash is for, other than getting tangled in. He didn't bark at his new mom or grandma once (a rare thing for Skeet since he can get a bit nervous meeting new people) but instead covered them with puppy kisses. So it was a happy hand off and he got to have a good chewy and some more play time before they finished the last 3 hours of his drive home.
I have no doubt he'll have a happy life filled with tons of love and attention.
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