In the process of building the house I’ve taken Melvin over to the new neighborhood a few times so he could sniff out the lay of the new land. He’s been a bit hyper during all the visits, which is why I suppose most vets and behaviorist suggest you take these pre-trips whenever possible. I can say with certainty that the home builders/contractors feel that Melvin is a force to be reckoned with. Most do not know that he’s friendly as they have taken off running into the closest vacant home at the sight of him barreling towards them.
Today was his first visit inside the new house. As you can see from the blurry photo below he found it nearly impossible to be still long enough to be photographed. I also had to snap shots of how a large dog manages to lay down on a bucket seat. I’m not sure he could look more uncomfortable but he stayed that way the whole trip. Please note the large cargo area behind him that is intentionally blanketed for his comfort.