I did a little bit today..but not much. and yet wow, right now.. do I feel weak as a new born kitten?...well yes I do. grrhhh..I just don't do weakling all that well.
3 new big dogs in...a very sweet blue pitty with absolutely horribly chronically painful ears. it will take a long time to get them better but we have the time and expertise to help her get there. she is settling in very well...she gives lots of hugs and kisses so I am happy with that. she has a difficult name..i am too weak and tired to remember difficult names so I am just going to call her allie..its easy and close so she gets it...it works for both of us right now.
we also brought a big giant goofy hound named brutus..he comes from friends whose family is going thru a difficult time. he is still a bit discombobulated and bewildered but he will settle in fairly quickly I am sure...once I let him out into the fields where he can indulge his nasal passages. then his brain will fill up with happy interesting smells....saints smells so good to the true blue hounds.
our last newby for tonight, is a big hairy homeless guy...he's got a couple of workable emotional issues. I am going to call him "groot" (guardians of the galaxy) groot in the movie was a pretty cool, chill, wise and understanding guy.
2 more are coming tomorrow...a resource guarding shitzhead and a biting ancient min pin. they ought to be fun...or not.
just a few more things to get ready for the open house this weekend...the big dog room needs a good sweep/scrub again...damn the dust from the gravel walkways!!!!
the big dog room windows need washing, I have to clean out the carport area and then I think we are basically done.
I hope I have some steam left in me for the weekend. I have decided that I love rescuing animals but am not so keen on running a big rescue. the animals are fun and interesting..the rescue itself is just plain hard work.
on a sad note..
ebony passed over the bridge today. ebony was adopted out to a friend in rescue 13.5 years ago (before there was saints) and a very full life of being cherished and loved. rest in peace ebony, big hugs to pam and family during the heartache of losing one so well loved.
I also got an email today from one of our previous adopters. I don't know who remembers abby, the senior snippy border collie with arthritis..i think she came from Chilliwack animal control. anyway, she was adopted back in 2009 and just passed away yesterday. her mom said she had a great and happy last few years.
rest in peace abby..so happy you found love, comfort and a family for the last part of your life.