So the husband starts banging around with the kitchen trash can. Flame jumps on the porch couch and looks through the kitchen window to see what's happening.
"Oh boy," says Flame, "we're going to get a ride in the truck." And she starts jumping up and down like Princess Flame Jumping Bean (Aimee's long-winded name for her).
And it's true, they do get to go for a ride in the Land Rover truck. We drive all of half a mile to the transfer station, where I unload the trash and sort the recycling, and then we drive home. At no point do they get to come out of the truck. But they love it all the same.
Dogs love routine, and this is their favorite routine.