since when did i start getting up before the sun again?
oh yeah..since it became september...where the heck is this year going? its fall already? wow talk about a time warp...every year goes faster, its crazy!
another month and we will have our own free water again...sigh...and a month or two after that the pipes will feeze.
which reminds me..i stretched the water tank too far with the holiday weekend so it is pretty close to empty...the water delivery is coming today...hopefully BEFORE the tank runs dry.
abby likes it when i chatter to her while she is telescoping on watching the cats...her eyes stay peeled on their fuzzy face but her ears listen to me while her tail gently wags. she is an odd dog...i only say this because i am having trouble figuring her out...can't see into her sharp border collie high functioning brain....border collie people would be better at that then me....i see better into the not so bright dogs heads...ohhh...she's got a cookie...and can i have it please?
the nice thing about me is i don't hold grudges...you can try to bite my face on one day and the next day i will still like you (but i will keep my face away from your teeth.) a few months ago sheila and i were discussing temperment testings, and how the theory behind them is to do them when the animal is most stressed. that way you can see how they cope and react in adversity. personally i think both she and i agree it is a good way to turn some poor dog into toast...test them when they are most likely to fail.
sigh...i don't feel like going to work today..actually i think i want to stay home til next spring..renee has started her university classes three days a week and we have three fairly new staff. so i am going to be freaking out over the next few weeks and months while the new staff settle in, develop their routines and morph into old and experienced staff. it is a painful process for me....especially with all of the new dogs in and one of them being kind of stressed and for awhile at least...unpredictably sketchy.
on a safety note...with all of the recent cruelty seizures we have taken in lately and the resulting possible collisions of past and present lives..i have decided to extend staff hours to cover here until i get home from work each day. i have also decided to install security cameras to keep everyone safe. it is not like we can actually afford it but it is not like i am willing to take the risk of not doing it either. economically it sucks to be a distrusting, paranoid, safety freak but emotionally and responsibly it is far better to be safe than sorry.
ahh the happy and easy and warm and fuzzy face of rescue is just a mask to hide the hard work, worry, the problems, the fear and the pain of being responsible for others lives.
luckily, these animals are so wonderful (and vulnerable)...and they deserve the very best we can do...every single moment of every day to keep them happy, well cared for and safe from whatever..including unsafe, unstable, unhappy and/or painful past lives.
ya i can do that but carol might not agree. lol. also my dalmation went crazy trying to get the light from the flashlight. it did seem tess was really enjoying herself, laying in the sunshine, barking at the windchimes reflections. yes we will have to get her out with us. i hope minnie pearl is not declining too rapidly, she is a fiesty happy little girl,who still has lots of spirit and life in her. want her around for a while longer.