Returned from the funeral. The trip back was much smoother and Ericka was able to sleep pretty well. She thinks she may have come down with something, but I think it might be a combination of being in dry environments and the stress relief flooding her with pent-up tension. We shall see.
In any case, we are home safe, the cat was incredulous that she would be left without anyone to scritch her for so long and the dog awaits being brought home from our friends' place.