Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tasha Tuesday

As you probably already know, Ken left yesterday for Paris, where he spent the night before his flight out to the US this morning. I took him to the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) station just outside of Tours, where the high-speed train provides a direct link to Charles de Gaulle airport. It's about a 45 minute drive. We put Tasha in the car and away we went.

Tasha on her towel in the back seat before we left. Her harness is connected to a short leash that hooks into the seat belt buckle for safety. She can move around easily, but she can't jump into the front of the car, and she won't go flying if I have to brake hard.

Tasha doesn't mind the car like Callie did. She was standing up and looking out the windows most of the way. We stopped at IKEA in Tours for a couple of things before going to the train station. Ken walked her around the parking lot while I ran in and out of the store. Then we parked near the station and sat down at an outdoor café for a while since we were early for the train. Tasha was excited and curious about being in a busy urban environment for the first time, and she behaved very well.

We left Ken at the station and drove home. Tasha was fine. When I took her out of the car, I noticed that she had lost her lunch on the towel that covers the back seat. It wasn't gross or anything, and the towel did its job protecting the upholstery. But I wonder why she waited to throw up on the way home, and not on the way to the station?  Oh well, once again I'm reminded that Tasha is still just a puppy.


  1. When ever so many years ago we picked up our first pup from the kennels, he vomited in the car on the way home. Yet he really quite enjoyed travelling in the car and never threw up again in the car. Tasha is looking much more adult now. I expect she had a good dose of sensory overload.

  2. I really am in love with her... Hope she outgrows the "sick"

    1. That's what I was going to say, too, Mitchell! I just love our little doses of Tasha. And, Walt, I think of Callie every single time I think of, or see, Tasha.
      Amazing that you could run in and out of IKEA! Ha!

  3. Glad you put a towel down on the back seat! I'm glad Tasha had a good time.

  4. Thought this was a moustache blog! She is prettier

  5. How long is the TGV ride from Tours to CDG?
    Glad Tasha did well in her big adventure.

  6. andrew, Tasha's done it twice now, but I'm sure it won't last.

    mitch, I think she will.

    judy, I knew what I wanted at IKEA and where it was, on the lower level with the dishes and garden stuff, so it was easy. I didn't have to follow the winding path through the showrooms!

    evelyn, I think she did. And I'm glad, too!

    john, hehehe.

    emm, it takes about an hour and 45 minutes.

  7. the pretty girl gets a road trip! glad ken made it back to the US safely.


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