Sunday, May 30, 2010

home sweet home

on the road again! we are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after a great night of sleep!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

clean and happy at our hotel in virginia and about to hop into our hampton inn heavenly beds. goodnight!

crossing the george washington bridge in NYC!

Mission Accomplished

Wow- this day has been everything we hoped for AND MORE! We successfully dropped off 6 pups at Salem Animal Rescue and then the rest of our pasengers to the Nashua shelter. Both shelters had staff and volunteers waiting on us to pull up to welcome us and get the pups out of the van and into loving arms! All of our little passengers were finally out walking and playing in their new state of New Hampshire! Everyone was very happy and excited! And... we had a special treat waiting for us at the Nashua shelter- our new friend Joan (and her sweet pup Ella) came to meet us (and she brought TREATS!!). We cannot wait to tell you all of the details about the entire day (we will gush all of the fun details and pictures once we have more time and rest)! I will just say right now that this has been the best day I've had in a long time! We know that every one of these dogs are headed for a life of love with new forever families!
We are back on the road and going to drive for a few hours until we get tired- we will then stop and sleep in a hotel tonight and finish up the drive tomorrow.
We will be checking in with updates! ~b&b

going good with about 4.5

going good with about 4.5 hours left. about to pass throught nyc!

West Virginia

onward bound...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Does Virginia ever end???

Brooke and I feel like we have been in Virginia FOREVER!!!! Oh well... I guess it doesn't really matter what state we are in as long as we are moving along in the right direction.

Brooke is driving now- we stopped to fill up on gas and take potty break. Amazingly, all of our little pups stayed quiet and calm through the stop!

Good night to all of you guys who are headed to bed.... sweetest dreams of happy pups! :)

Love, B&B


You guys are amazing! Just got this photo of encouragement from Finn and Brenda in New York. The support from 'perfect strangers' is amazing!

photo that our dad took during our quick kingsport stop. just outside of roanoke va now

Sam & Ruth

Here is a picture of cute little Sam and Ruth- they

are taking a little nap..... Ruth snores! :)

Everyone is good! ~B&B

rain rain go away...

We just drove into some rain- but it looks like it is clear skies ahead of us. We are still in Alabama but should be hitting Chattanooga, TN in about 30 minutes. Here is a picture of the inside of the van. Talk to ya'll soon!

On the road.... finally

Ok, we are finally on the road…. Amazingly, the shelter staff was able to get ALL of the dogs on this smaller van! We are all a bit cramped in here, but we are glad we didn’t have to leave anyone behind! All of the pups are doing great so far! Brooke is driving the first leg and doing GREAT so far (we are just now about to pass the Green Springs Exit on 65! Ha!). Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers! Lots of love, B and B

well- off to a slow start. the air on the van would not work so after a quick trip to get it checked out we are switching to another van, prayers please!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Dogs!

We got a tentative list of dogs for our trip today! They are so cute!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3 Days!

Wow, hard to belive that we leave in three short days! We found out which shelters we will be going to, The New Hampshire Humane Society and The Salem Animal Rescue League. We don't have any details on any of the dogs yet, but we will be sure to post some photos on Friday!

Shelby Humane shared some great news today, their intake in 2009 was down 17% from 2008! That is a total of 1200 fewer animals coming in. This has allowed them to include some dogs from from The Greater Birmingham Humane Society on the trips as well which is wonderful!

I also learned today that Brittany and Andin from my bible study and supper club have signed up to do the trip over Labor Day weekend, I am so excited for them and can't wait to hear about their first experience!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

8 Days!

8 days and counting! We are getting very excited about our trip, it is hard to believe that the time is here. We have not received the information on which shelters we will be going to or which dogs we will be taking, but I did snag these cuties off the Shelby County Humane Society site today.....maybe some of them will be traveling with us!

On another note, we have exciting news! Brittany has been selected as a new Board Member for the Shelby County Humane Society! She is very excited and I am very proud of her!