This week has been a whirlwind for our little family! We packed our apartment and moved from Michigan to Iowa (I just got a job, YAY!). My mom traveled with me and Lily, and my husband is making the drive today. We had an 8 hour drive Tuesday, stayed in a hotel, and then 4 hours on Wednesday. Lily did GREAT! I had her eat in the car when we stopped so there would be less distractions, and she slept almost the whole time! The hotel was ... stressful... She does not bark very much, unless she hears doors slamming. So we had a night of fans running, tv turned up high, and treats on hand. We may not get our stuff for 1-3 weeks, so I made sure to bring our big air mattress and of course Lily's bed to the new apartment. She is normally attached to me like velcro, but when I took a nap in the bedroom after dropping my mom off at the airport I found my precious doodle curled up in the living room. She is very comfortable here, even though I can tell she misses my husband.
The only change in her behavior is that she is afraid to meet new people. She is very protective of me, so sometimes she barks at unfamiliar people, but she warms up quickly. The past few days she has been scared and backing away from people who want to meet her. Do you think she just needs more time to adjust? Maybe she will open back up when my husband gets here?