Weekend Dog Blogging # 6 Who's Your Co-Pilot?
This is "us" on our way back to Torino from Rome last weekend. I can't tell you how much comfort and companionship my little dog has offered me over the years. Now he is getting older and quirkier. Only recently, since we arrived in Italy, has he gotten anxious in the car. He paces, pants, whines and tries to seek comfort on our laps. After months on trying different things, such as "Rescue Remedy" from the U.S., I took him to the vet and he was prescribed some liquid Valium. It breaks my heart to have to drug him and to see him fighting against the effects. In the end, he was a bit calmer but still able to bark at the guy who cleaned our windshield at the gas station. We are trying to find someone to dogsit for us in Torino but have not had any luck yet.