After some change of heart, we decided that Gunnar would accompany us to his sister, Bailey's graduation ceremony at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. There was a bit of anxiety being crated up on the way up there, but after about 20 minutes, he calmed down, and I took 3 breaks in the course of the 400 mile drive so that he could get a walk and stretch his legs. The way home was beautiful. I think he may have slept the entire way.
He did get to meet a number of collegiate types and professors, and made appropriate impressions and was very well-behaved. No bites. As is the case with us, I think he's wiped out after his travels. After this afternoon's walk, he entered the house and flopped down on the wood floors.
On a completely unrelated topic, I took him to PetSmart to get his nails done. The folks claimed his nails were too short already. Hmmm! They did take a Dremel tool to his nails, though. Quite the eventful day for the pooch.