How could we not take Mr. N to see “The Secret Life of Pets”? We made a special trip to the drive-in so he could see a double feature of “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Ghostbusters” with us. It was my first time going to a drive-in and Mr. N has never been to see a movie either (despite going to numerous plays, concerts, and readings).
It turned out to be a much more tasking trip than I had anticipated and I was very proud of the way Mr. N handled it. From start to finish, we were gone for nine hours between traveling to and from the theater, waiting in line and watching the double feature.
The lines were especially long that day due to an employee shortage and movie popularity, according to the theater. When we got there, we saw a steady stream of cars waiting that stretched onward for several more blocks. We were worried if we were going to make it in or not. The theater had about 300 spaces but the line of cars was endless. We got in line about 6:45pm and we entered the theater around 8. We narrowly made it in as the cars behind us were being turned away.
Mr. N was a good ambassador for Yorkies and small dogs that night. All the training we had been doing regarding ignoring distractions and settling and having good public manners really came together. People so often expect small dogs to be yappy and ill-mannered. Several people told me that they didn’t bring their small dogs because they would be barking and were impressed with how Mr. N conducted himself.
We did a quick walk around the grounds before the movie started and during intermission but for the most part, we were in the car. During the walk, he ignored all the children running around yelling and the other dogs that were there (including the barking ones).
He slept perched on the window ledge for the entirety of The Secret Life of Pets. For the record, Mr. N is totally a Max with a little bit of Snowball thrown in.