last day of a pretty hard week...i have worked 63 hours instead of my usual 40, been close to a break down over the saga of no water, upset over not meeting the needs of wilma and maybelle, sad due to the losses of riley and percy and driven to frustrated distraction by the obsessive and unrelenting multiple daily phone calls and emails by a previous owner of cruelty seized dogs.
my work week will be done after today and i am technically on vacation......we have water ...not great pressure but at least we have water trickling in here which is an improvement i guess. we have a better plan of care for wilma and maybelle....percy and riley are gone and i can't bring them back so i need to move on and just accept that, nicole is trying to figure out how to block the emails of the person driving me insane and my son will block that phone number from my cell today.
so hopefully this upcoming vacation week will be better, or at least less stressful... and i can catch up on some stuff around here.
we have a very good potential home for jelly that i am starting to work with...i am hopeful that between us we can make it a good fit. jelly has some very specific needs and so far it looks like this home is willing and able to figure out solutions for meeting those needs. this week we will be relationship building between jelly and her possible new family and we will see where that takes her....hopefully to her dream of her very own best friend forever.
i have a bunch of vet appointments booked and a few more follow ups that still need to be booked. since we are working with less paid staff, i have to step up and cover the holes in the care of the animals in the mp building for now. and this is a good thing because that building has not been running as smoothly as i think it should be. this will be my opportunity to see what are the real issues in there.
there is a possible new old wrecked dog coming in next week...he is an ancient, skin affected mastiff mix. i don't really want to be taking in any new animals right now. but.... i was involved with this home many years ago before saints when katies place had to trap out and provide medical care to a ton of breeding and not very healthy cats. KP is takng care of dealing with any remaining cats and the chickens there and i will see if we can reasonably find a workable spot for the old dog here. we will be trialling him here next wed...please be a good boy and nonreactive to everyone else cuz that is the only way we can help you right now.
laura is booking in a bunch of dogs for a single marathon grooming day next week...this will be the last major grooming of the hairy guys before the really cold weather appears.
raven needs his vaccine boosters then everything medically he needs is fully up to date, and the vets are coming this week to take care of that. i must remember to order in a new load of hay first thing tomorrow or we will be screwed and hauling some ourselves to tide us over.
i don't really care if this holiday time is packed full and really busy... i just want it to be filled with good and positive things, not heatbreak, guilt and frustration.
and huge thx to erin, renee, maggie, ko, laura and curt for helping with some of the crises during this past dfficult week.