Aw, Russell manned the same post as my pup on car rides, the center console must be a prime spot.
The firsts after losing a pet are always tough. I bawled the entirety of my first morning walk without my Brittany, and then the first time cooking dinner without my pit sleep-mooching by my feet.
I hope you make some wonderful new memories on your road trip with your other two pups, and enjoy your trip! Dogs are the best, if only they could live as long as us.