It's a long drive and Brian wanted to crate her for the trip, but I disagree. My Hadley is not meek and I think she'll do better if she can see what's going on. Plus, we're always in and out of the car whenever we're out east and I want her to learn to enjoy it. I promised him I'd seat her on a thick towel in case of a potty accident.
I've made a packing list of all the doggie supplies I'll need to bring and researched pet-friendly places on Long Island. Unfortunately, there aren't many. I would so love to take her to the beach but it's not allowed in season. Oh well, she'll still get to experience the grass and fresh air and smell of water. I love it out there and I hope she will, too. It's ironic...she was born on a farm upstate but never really left the puppy room until we came to get her. So, for all intents and purposes, she's a big city dog.