Hudson is a beagle rescued by B.O.N.E.S. from a bad situation in Limington, ME. After the gentleman called 911 (and subsequently passed away), the local ACO found 20 dogs living in squalid conditions. B.O.N.E.S. took most of them and found them new homes. Overall, Hudson was in very good shape but when he had his physical, they found a serious mast cell tumor in his nose. As much as possible was removed but his condition will forever remain unknown - it might come back and it might not. B.O.N.E.S. wanted to find a wonderful home for Hudson and we did. John is a long-haul trucker that had lost his beagle companion of 13 years. He wanted a new companion. Luckily John found Hudson or Hudson found John. This is a wonderful match. Hudson and John have started e-mailing us notes from the road and we want to share them with you.
**NEW** Now you can email Hudson since he has his very own B.O.N.E.S. email address! Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Good morning from Durham, ME and Happy New Year! We have been very busy from the last update up to the holiday season.
After our last trip out to California, John loaded a machine that was oversize. It loaded in CT and was headed to San Diego, CA. On the way he got a call from an agent that had a machine in MI going to San Diego as well. This made for a great trip out. From there, John got a load from LA going back to Detroit and then booked a load from there going to NC. He had gotten a call from his sister-in-law asking if he wanted to join them in Jamaica for Christmas. Their son is in the army and was deployed to Turkey and wouldn't be able to make the trip. This gave us a deadline to get home by, which didn't leave much wiggle room. As I said, we reloaded in LA going to Detroit, and an Air tank on the trailer failed in Gallup, NM. We lost a day for that repair and then headed right into the first winter storm of the season. We only made it a couple of hours until the driving got too bad. As a result, we had to cancel the load out of MI going to NC. John had a Gypsy wagon in NC going back out to Santa Cruz, CA and so we had to get down to NC from Detroit. We didn't get the load to NC, but we did get to spend Thanksgiving with John's brother and some of the family. They all planned for the week in Jamaica and got all excited. Me, I just begged, and ate like a king. Perry is a real push over with these big brown eyes of mine. I learned a few tips from P.J. as well.
After Thanksgiving, John found a load going to NC, and then we loaded the wagon and found another machine going to LA. From Santa Cruz, an agent called John with a load out of LA going back to NH. John had been looking for the previous few days and wasn't finding anything going back east. He was afraid he was going to have to cancel the trip to Jamaica, after he had already bought the plane tickets. I could see the relief on his face when this agent called and got him this load. On the way from Santa Cruz to LA, we found a nice pull-off on highway 101, just north on Santa Barbara. John pulled off and we watched a beautiful sunset. Well, he watched, I sniffed around. We had dinner and then went to bed. These are some of the perks of trucking, being able to enjoy some beautiful parts of the country.
The next morning we loaded and made our way back east. The weather cooperated with us and we delivered in VT on Wednesday, and NH on Thursday. We got home from our 6 week trip Thursday afternoon, and John left Saturday for Jamaica.
I'll save that for the next update.
Hudson, the semi-beagle.