I was at the Shelter until 4:30 this afternoon, then Lewis called when I was on the way home and told me that he and the boys were ready to walk! We walked for 45 minutes (last night, too). Then I ran in and cooked supper. I've just watched Live To Dance, had a very hot bath, and now I am here at the computer with a cup of coffee (Lewis made it while I was taking a bath - and I need this coffee!!!)
My day at the Shelter was fun. The first thing I did was to give a dog a bath. He is the cutest thing - some sort of wire haired terrier. We kept him in the office part of the Shelter all day, trying to get him socialized, and he was so good. I could not believe how good he was with the bath - just a perfect little dog. He was also so good when people came in and out of the Shelter, and he spent the day playing with the 4 month old puppy of the Shelter manager (a lab). But, sadly, he does not like children. They had suspected this, and a little girl came in with her grandmother this afternoon - he did not like the child at all. (We don't know his history, but assume that a child was allowed to abuse him in the past). I hope a home without children can be found for him.
I answered the phone, swept floors, mopped floors, and did load after load of laundry (towels and blankets). There was one dog adopted today, and two puppies, one cat, and one kitten were brought in - so the Shelter took in more than they gave out today. I wish they all had homes.
dudley - THERE IS THE CUTEST WEENIE DOG AT THE SHELTER! She is nine months old and is red. Her owner fell, is in a wheel chair now, and felt she could not care for the dog. Another really sad story - an older man brought his dog in yesterday - a full-blooded Rotwilder (spelling?) - a beautiful, huge dog. The man just could not take care of his dog any longer. Today he came to visit the dog, and brought a shirt (so the dog could still have the owner's scent) and one of his favorite toys. The man and I both cried during his visit
But, happily, there was a lot of interest in the dog today - hope he goes to a really good home.
JoAnn - hope you sleep well tonight. It is aggravating to not be able to sleep.
Sharon - hope you had a good walk this evening, too.
Prissy - You and JoAnn are lucky to have good places to board your pets. I love our Vet, but no one stays at the office on the weekend - I just do not think Jack and Tuff could stand being in little cages for that long. Our Vet does not even have a fenced run for animals outside.
Betty - the horse is healthy and has been adopted! I am sorry your health is worse - I will be glad when you have your next appointment.
Glory - I am so glad you may have found the right dog. Our boys are on a reduced calorie dog food recommended by our Vet - even though we do not feed them table scraps, they were gaining too much weight on regular dog food. Just follow the recommendation of your Vet.
Good Night and Sweet Dreams, everyone - I'm headed to bed!