Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend update

Well the adoption event went better then I thought it would. I did get one JRT named Oreo a home. YAY!!! The people that adopted Oreo were really nice too. It was a family with two sons. You can tell a lot by the way the children act and these two boys were very nice. Oreo just loved them too. I believe they renamed him Petie :-)

Jay's family came and picked up their 3 dogs I was babysitting on Sunday. Those 3 dogs crack me up. They got all 3 from me.... Stanley a JRT almost 2 years ago now and Sam an older JRT and Scout an Aussie Mix (he is on the small side maybe 30 #'s). Sam and Scout were adopted not too long ago so they felt right at home. Stanley was like "You are leaving me here why?" for the first day or two and then after that you would think he lived in my barn his entire life. He ran and ran and ran and played with the other dogs and was really good about going to bed. Needless to say he was the most excited to see his family.

Well I guess in the grand scheme things I only have 8 dogs for adoption at my house and a foster home is going to take one. So, not too bad. I have about 10 more in foster homes so I do have a lot of dogs up for adoption just not living with me at the moment.

I am babysitting my friend's dog for her. I don't remember for how long though.. LOL!! It is a Great Dane. This should be fun.

I am also supposed to be babysitting my girls Mindy May and Ruby Sue soon too. I love those two dogs. Granted I spent over $2K and 3 months to save them from parvo. Ruby is a spit fire and doing great but unfortunately Mindy's time is limited. The parvo damaged her insides something terrible and she can not walk or stand at all. She must roll to get everywhere :-( She is in a lot of pain if she tries to move too much and eventually the pain will be too much to live with and she will have to be put to sleep.

Well I better get back to work. Hopefully I get some applications, GOOD applications real soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Today is Thursday??

I am sick again. UGH! I left work early on Tuesday b/c I wasn't feeling well and ended up not going to work Wed or today. Seriously, I have been sick for a month. I feel horrible not because I am sick but b/c I can't get anything done. I haven't been to work for a full week this month.

Well Margaret one of our foster homes came and picked up Pickles last night. So, that is good. Rachel came and picked up her two big dogs I was babysitting yesterday morning so that is good too. I some how today have to find the energy to go the clinic and pick up 8 dogs. Granted only 4 are coming back here and 1 I am baby sitting so he should be going home soon and the other gets adopted tomorrow. YAY!!

Things still aren't picking up on the adoption front. I don't understand, I don't ever remember it being this slow.

I do have an adoption event on Saturday with my friend Teresa on the East side of Cleveland. I am not going to take the normal million dogs I usually take but I am going to take the dogs I have had the longest. Hopefully at least someone finds a home.

Gloria picked up another JRT the other day. WOW!! I just don't know where we are going to put all these dogs. I really hope the weather continues to warm up so I can start using my outside kennels.

Well let's hope adoptions pick up soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dumped my dog on the side of the road???

So today I get this email:

"I am looking for my lost JRT Casey.My ex husband whom I divorced this past Friday took my JRT and just dropped her off out in the middle of nowhere and drove away. I live in Baingrisge,Ohio. I was planning to pick up my dog this week and he knew that. I just wanted to get my stuff into my apartment before bringing my dog. She was a rescue JRT that I adopted.She has been spayed and was last seen wearing a red harness unless he took it off of her before dumping her.I am heartbroken and am actively looking for her.I have attached a photo of her just in case someone should find her and she winds up with you.If you should get her please contact me. Thank you. Joy. "

I was shocked to see this email and look at the picture because Joy adopted Casey from ME!

Casey was rescued from a puppy mill with two other dogs. One was horribly aggressive and un trustworthy so we had to put him to sleep and the other female was so horribly abused that she was afraid of everything. We did find her a home but she will never be anything like a dog... she acts more like a cat. Runs and hides from new people and does things are her terms.

Anyways, I immediately called Joy and asked her for all of her ex husbands contact information. She gave me the name of where he worked and I looked it up on the Internet to get the phone number and address. She also gave me his home address.

I called him at work as soon as I hung up the phone with her. I told him who I was and explained to him that the contract that was signed states the dog either lives with Joy or the dog is to be returned to me. I told him that he has 24 hours to return the dog to Joy or I would be contacting a lawyer and I would take him to court. This was at 9:15am this morning.

At 11:30am he called to let me know the dog had been returned to Joy :-)

He told her he dumped the dog but he told me he gave her to a farmer. I believe he is telling me the truth and lying to her just to be mean.

There is still a beagle missing and I don't really have any right to step in on that but I did call him back and tell him "I called the police and dog warden and let them know the JRT was returned but the beagle was still missing. I told Joy that she should press charges of theft if the beagle is not returned and the dog warden would be following up on the missing beagle."

Maybe he will think twice before doing something this stupid again. I also told him I would call every few weeks to check up in Casey to make sure she was OK.

What an idiot!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Too many dogs

emails from people wanting to give up their dog: 6

emails from people telling me about a dog in a kill shelter: 10

emails from people wanting to adopt: 0

Does that seem right to you?

I currently have Ricky (beagle/toy fox terrier mix), Pickles (JRT), Zack (JRT), Mitten (Havanese), Coco (medium terrier mix), Skipper (Australian Cattle Dog), Oreo (JRT), Rusty (JRT), Tasha (Havanese), 1-medium Mutt and I am getting 1 - 3 JRT's today off of a transport.

PLUS I am baby sitting Mick for another week (his dad is in Japan), I am baby sitting my friend Rachel's 2 dogs (LARGE she got from me) and tomorrow I get 3 more dogs to baby sit (all 3 from the same family and they were all adopted from me). I am going to have a house full... LOL!!

Hopefully the family that wanted Tasha will come get her tomorrow. They put a deposit on her and said they would call but I haven't heard anything. Tasha is so freaking cute, I just love that little dog. She is probably going to come live in the house with me until her family comes for her.

Well I have a lot of running around to do to day. I am supposed to get out of work at 3pm today but I have to meet someone to pick up the two dogs off transport at 5 or 5:30, I am supposed to go to the clinic and pick up the 4 dogs I have there and then take the one dog back to the dog hoarder lady b/c she wants to keep that one. Hey at least it is neutered.

I really hope some of these dogs find homes soon. Poor Skipper I have had her a long time and little Pickles has been in rescue since Nov. 2007 :-(

And foster homes I could sure use foster homes.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crazy Week

Agh!!!!!!!! Craziness craziness craziness.... Ok, last week was somewhat melo b/c well I was sick and didn't do much. Friday night was crazy b/c I was getting ready for an adoption event on Saturday. I had 7 dogs that I was personally taking to the event. And I still had one left at home that wasn't neutered yet so he couldn't go.

Saturday I got up around 8:00am. I took a shower, checked email and went out side to feed the animals. I got all the animals fed and then loaded up 7 dogs into my car. Off to the adoption event I went. The event didn't start until 11am but I got there about 10:15am. I am learning to get there WAY early b/c if I show up at 10:45 I am rushed by people wanting to see the dogs NOW! Give me a chance to breath people, I am only one person.

My rescue partners Teresa and Gloria came too with there dogs. I think between the 3 of us we had like 20 dogs there. Teresa got two of hers adopted, Gloria got 3 or 4 of hers adopted and I had 1 from my house adopted. UGH, just one...

Gloria brought Dexter (one of mine) from a foster home in Toledo b/c he was supposed to be adopted. The girl that was to adopt him had to work so she sent her mom up to pick him up. The mom came, spent about 10 minutes with the dog and said I don't feel a click. HUH? You are in the middle of a Pet Store and just met the dog. I even told the girl that she could have a week trial. Nope mom wasn't interested. So, poor Dexter was sent back to his foster home.

He is such a great dog, I don't get it. He is 100% housebroken, loves other dogs, good with cats and children.

Also, on Saturday poor Pickles was returned b/c the son of the people that adopter her was not being nice to Pickles. Poor Pickles she is probably wondering why she never stays in one place for every long :-(

I needed to take 2 of Gloria's dogs to the vet near me today so I took 2 of her dogs home from the adoption event and gave her 1 of mine to foster. Well I went to Pet Smart with 7 dogs and came home with 8... figure that one out?

Then I had a dog get adopted yesterday. This poor little Toy Fox Terrier that I rescued before Thanksgiving. She was in such bad shape when I got her that I had her hospitalized for a week. The dog was all bones. She is lucky to be a live and healthy. Anyways, so a lady adopted her yesterday and after 4 hours needed to bring her back b/c her 8 year old son wouldn't stop screaming at the sight of the dog. He was afraid of the dog. It is a 10 # dog that sleeps all day.... The foster home said the lady was crying horrible over having to bring the dog back. The foster home thinks the husband wasn't on board with the dog. How frustrating. That poor dog needs a home.

Also, yesterday I went to the dog hoarder lady's house and picked up 2 more dogs from her. 1 - male she wants back and 1 - female she said I can keep. GREAT another dog.. haha I have no idea where I am going to put another dog. I have about 15 in rescue right now... just my responsibility. I don't even know how many are living at my house.. I keep loosing count. Not to mention I am baby sitting my friend Rachel's dogs for her Wed night - Tuesday night and I am watching 3 of my old dogs that I placed in a home (Stanley - formally Rascal, Sam - formerly Fred and Scout - formerly Frankie) from Friday night to the following Sunday night... LOL!! So that is 5 dogs extra for a week at my house...

Anyone got a gun, just shoot me know.. LOL

So, today I got up this morning and got ready for work and went into the barn to take care of animals. I took care of everyone pretty quickly and I just needed to load 4 dogs in my car to take to the clinic. Long story short the dog that the hoarder lady wants back ran out of the barn. It was cold and raining outside... not that full blown rain but that misty lite rain. I chased that dog for 1/2hour. I seriously wouldn't have cared if the dog ran off if it was mine. They always come back and I have collars with my tags on all the dog but this wasn't my dog and I need to return it to the lady so she trusts me. I am trying to get the 5 other dogs and 2 babies that are still at her house fixed and all taken care of too.

The life of rescue... hahaha how confusing.

Oh and I got emails about 2 JRT's and 2 JRT's beagle mix dogs. The beagle/JRT mix dogs I just can't make room for plus I just don't think I could deal with a beagle right now but I am getting the other 2 JRT's. Probably getting them this week. they are really cute but man oh man where am I going to put them.... there are just too many and just not enough space for me to keep them and adoptions are SLOW.

Ok, off to save the world one dog at a time...LOL

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Looking for a home for your pet?

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Average Pet Owner:

Thank you for contacting us animal rescuers, shelter volunteers and foster-homes about your inability to keep your pet. We receive an extremely high volume of inquiries and requests to accept surrendered animals (and none of us is getting paid OK?).

To help us expedite your problem as quickly as possible, please observe the following guidelines:

1. Do not say that you are "CONSIDERING finding a good home" for your pet, or that you, "feel you MIGHT be forced to," or that you "really THINK it “would be better if" you unloaded the poor beast. Ninety-five percent of you have already got your minds stone-cold made up that the animal WILL be out of your life by the weekend at the latest. Say so. If you don't, I'm going to waste a lot of time giving you common-sense, easy solutions for very fixable problems, and you're going to waste a lot of time coming up with fanciful reasons why the solution couldn't possibly work for you. For instance, you say the cat claws the furniture, and I tell you about nail-clipping and scratching posts and aversion training, and then you go into a long harangue about how your husband won't let you put a scratching post in the family room, and your ADHD daughter cries if you use a squirt bottle on the cat and your congenital thumb abnormalities prevent you from using nail scissors etc., etc. Just say you're getting rid of the cat.

2. Do not waste time trying to convince me how nice and humane you are. Your coworker recommended that you contact me because I am nice to animals, not because I am nice to people, and I don't like people who "get rid of" their animals. "Get rid of" is my least favorite phrase in any language. I hope someone "gets rid of" YOU someday. I am an animal advocate, not a people therapist. After all, for your ADHD daughter you can get counselors, special teachers, doctors, social workers etc. Your pet has only me, and people like me, to turn to in his or her time of need and we are unpaid, overworked, stressed-out, and demoralized. So don't tell me this big long story about how, "We love this dog so much, and we even bought him a special bed that cost $50, and it is just KILLING us to part with him, but honestly, our maid is just awash in dog hair every time she cleans, and his breath sometimes just reeks of liver, so you can see how hard we've tried, and how dear he is to us, but we really just can't..." You are not nice, and it is not killing you. It is, in all probability literally killing your dog, but you're going to be just fine once the beast is out of your sight. Don't waste my time trying to make me like you or feel sorry for you in your plight.

3. Do not try to convince me that your pet is exceptional and deserves special treatment. I don't care if you taught him to sit. I don't care if she's a beautiful Persian. I have a waiting list of battered and/or whacked-out animals that need help, and I have no room to foster-house your pet. Do not send me long messages detailing how Fido just l-o-v-e-s blankies and carries his favorite blankie everywhere, and oh, when he gets all excited and happy, he spins around in circles, isn't that cute? He really is darling, so it wouldn't be any trouble at all for us to find him a good home. Listen, we can go down to the pound and count the darling, spinning, blankie-loving beasts on death row by the dozens, any day of the week. And honey, Fido is a six-year-old Shepherd-Lab mix. I am not lying when I tell you that big, older, mixed-breed, garden-variety dogs are almost completely unadoptable, and I don't care if they can whistle Dixie or send semaphore signals with their blankies. What you don't realize is that, though you're trying to lie to me, you're actually telling the truth: Your pet is a special, wonderful amazing creature. But this mean old world does not care. More importantly, YOU do not care, and I can't fix that problem. All I can do is grieve for all the exceptional animals that live short, brutal, loveless lives and die without anyone ever recognizing that they were indeed very very special.

4. Finally, just, for God' s sake, for the animal's sake, tell the truth, and the whole truth. Do you think that if you just mumble that your cat is "high-strung," I will say, "Okey-doke! No prob!" and take it into foster care? No, I will start asking questions and uncover the truth, which is that your cat has not used a litter box in the last six months. Do not tell me that you "can't" crate your dog. I will ask what happens when you try to crate him, and you will either be forced to tell me the symptoms of full-blown, severe separation anxiety, or else you will resort to lying some more, wasting more of our time. And, if you succeed in placing your pet in a shelter or foster care, do not tell yourself the biggest lie of all: "Those nice people will take him and find him a good home, and everything will be fine." Those nice people will indeed give the animal every possible chance, but if we discover serious health or behavior problems, if we find that your misguided attempts to train or discipline him have driven him over the edge, we will do what you are too immoral and cowardly to do: We will hold the animal in our arms telling him truthfully that he is a good dog or cat, telling him truthfully that we are sorry and we love him, while the vet ends his life. How can we be so heartless as to kill your pet, you ask? Do not ever dare to judge us. At least we tried. At least we stuck with him to the end. At least we never abandoned him to strangers, as you certainly did, didn't you?

In short, this little old rescuer/foster momma has reached the point where she would prefer you pet owners to tell her stories like this:
"We went to Wal-Mart and picked up a free pet in the parking lot a couple of years ago. Now we don't want it anymore. We're lazier than we thought. We've got no patience either. We're starting to suspect the animal is really smarter than we are, which is giving us self-esteem issues. Clearly, we can't possibly keep it. Plus, it might be getting sick; it's acting kind of funny. We would like you to take it in eagerly, enthusiastically, and immediately. We hope you'll realize what a deal you're getting and not ask us for a donation to help defray your costs. After all, this is an (almost) purebred animal, and we'll send the leftover food along with it. We get it at Wal-Mart too, and boy, it's a really good deal, price-wise. We are very irritated that you haven't shown pity on us in our great need and picked the animal up already. We thought you people were supposed to be humane! Come and get it today. No, we couldn't possibly bring it to you; the final episode of Survivor is on tonight."

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Pet Owner, for your cooperation.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Crazy emails and update

Ok, so I just read my post from Feb 29th. Well needless to say my adoption event was supposed to be yesterday but between the storm and the fact I am so sick that I can't leave my bed it didn't happen :-( I do have a ton of applications but I am so sick that I haven't called anyone which really sucks b/c hopefully they aren't on to another dog. That is one thing about rescue, when people complete an application you need to call them ASAP. It is the American way to want something you go and get it NOW hence the reason that Pet Land is so successful in selling puppies for $800 a piece that are in breed, sick and usually selling to someone who knows NOTHING about the breed except "It is so cute." So, hopefully when I talk to the 4 or 5 applications that I have waiting for me to approve they are still interested.

Anyways, it has been a crazy two weeks. I have gotten some really strange emails. I had on lady tell me I should go BUY a dog from Pet Land to save it. HUH? Buy a dog? NEGATIVE! Why in the world would I put money in the hands of those idiots. Now, if they would GIVE me the dog, no charge then I would take it but I don't buy dogs. Sorry.

I have said it before and I will say it again... I DO NOT BELIEVE IN BUYING DOGS TO SAVE THEM! I know that sounds horrible but a few have to suffer to save the rest. If I go to the Amish or the Pet Store or the backyard breeder and buy their dogs to "save" them what do you think they are going to do with that money? Seriously, what do you think? They are going to go buy MORE DOGS to produce more puppies. So, what have I done by buying that one or two dogs. Yes, I saved them from a life of hell but then I turned around and put two more (mom and dad) and their litters of puppies in danger. Not to mention the puppies that mom and dad have would have NEVER been created if it wasn't for me buying the dogs in the first place. Because seriously why would you produce more of something if you can't get rid / sell what you already have?

Think about how hard it is to find a record player. Pretty hard b/c no one buys them any more b/c everyone had CD players. Same idea. If no one buys them then they will not produce them in the mass production they do now. If all the puppy mills stopped producing puppies and all dogs were spayed and neutered did you know that it would take at the least 5 years of the dog population to correct it's shelf. Said isn't it.

Oh and then I get an email from a person who already has 2 dogs and her relative needs to get rid of his dog. She can't possibly take it b/c she works full time and has 2 dogs. REALLY? OMG! I have 3 dogs, baby sitting one, have how many foster dogs... 6 - 12 depending on the day live on a working horse farm with 9 horses, 2 goats, 5 cats and chickens. I work full time 1/2 hour away from my home and have two elderly parents who I take care of and oh yea just got engaged and trying real hard not to make him feel like #2 in my life after the dogs. Does she really think that I am going to run and get her relatives dog b/c how can she possibly manage. And where am I supposed to put the dog? In my pocket?

I also got an email from another rescue who said they need help with a JRT. Ok, great I have no problem helping. It just upset me that in her email she said "We are a small not for profit rescue and we only have a few foster homes." Ok? So? What do you think I am a HUGE corporation that makes millions of dollars on rescue dogs? Uh NO! My rescue is ME and Gloria and about 6 foster homes when they are all able to take a dog.

Sorry to seem bitter the last few days. I am just frustrated. I am so sick and people just really upset me. They think that b/c they have 2 dogs they can't possibly help or the call me names b/c I won't run out and buy a dog from Pet Land or they tell me what a small rescue they are and how few foster homes they have... I just wonder if people stop to think before they send me an email like that.

Still Really Sick

I am still really sick. :-( This totally stinks! Oh and on top of everything we are having... well I guess it is mostly over now... a winter storm and I mean everything shut down yesterday kind of storm. To me this isn't a bad thing, I LOVE STORMS but I can't enjoy it b/c I am so sick. UGH!

Well I slept all day Thursday, didn't go to work or anything. Wed I was only at work for a few hours and Friday I tried to go to work... not good. Let me tell you about my Friday. I seriously just wanted to drive off a bridge.

I got up at 6:30am. Went outside and feed my horses, took care of my dogs, feed my goats, took care of my cats and then got ready for work. I took Coco and put her in the car b/c my friend Teresa was going to meet me at work and take her to get groomed... She needed it. Coco and her 3 babies (who Teresa has) I took from this lady who is a hoarder. She means well by picking up stray dogs on the side of the road but instead of taking them to the pound or finding them a home she just keeps them b/c she doesn't want anything bad to happen to them. Which is great but she just can't afford to get them fixed. This is why Coco had babies :-(

Anyways, so I load Coco into the car. I drive to work and I feel horrible. I get to work and Teresa is there waiting for me. I give her Coco and go into work. I tried like hell to get as much done as I possible could and to stay at least till 2:30 ish. Yea, well I didn't make it that long. By 12 I wanted to crawl under my desk and just go to sleep. I called Teresa and asked her to bring Coco back to me so I could go home.

Teresa met me in the parking lot at 12:45ish and then I had to go to the clinic and pick up 5 more dogs that had surgery the day before. Oh yea, on Thursday even though I didn't go to work I had to drag my butt out of bed and take the dogs to the clinic. I 100% had no voice so I had everything written down on all 5 dogs... name, shots needed, spay or neuter, teeth cleaned, etc. I just handed them the paper and the dogs and left. It was bad.

So, back to Friday. I got Coco and off to the clinic. I picked up all 5 dogs and then I had to drive to Sandusky to drop them off to Gloria my rescue partner in Toledo. They were her dogs and I didn't want to take care of them being as sick as I am and 3 were 11 week old puppies. NO THANKS! Too much work for me at that exact moment. Oh and I forgot to mention the storm hit about 11am so the roads sucked. After I left the clinic and got on the turnpike towards Sandusky I was doing about 45 miles an hour... in 4 wheel drive!!

I got to Sandusky about 2pm and Gloria got there about 2:30pm. She had to go pick up 2 ten month old JRT's that were going to be put to sleep. UGH! So, I gave her the 5 in my car and she gave me 3 JRT's. I am so sick that I seriously cried at the thought of taking home 3 more dogs that I now have to introduce and worm and set up with beds. Not to mention I have Coco my terrier mix, Skipper my cattle dog, Ricky a beagle mix and 2 more JRT's at my house already.

That is it I couldn't take it any more. I called my vet office and said "Can I please board 5 JRT's until I feel better?" My vet said yes. THANK YOU JESUS!! I left Sandusky and went straight to my vet office. I handed over the 3 JRT's in my car. What are their names I was asked.. I have no idea, you name them. The two in the crate together need to go into isolation b/c they don't have any shots. The other one has his shots. I told them that there were 2 more JRT's at my house and that I would have someone bring them later. I was too sick to go home and get them. My fiance (that is so weird to say.. LOL. I did tell you I got engaged on Monday night right? So, being sick this week sucks even more, UGH!)

I went home after the vets office and just went to bed. By this time is was like 3:30pm. See if I didn't have dogs I would have just left work at 12 and come home and gone to bed. This is why I want to quit some days. Life would just be less complicated. Not to mention all the crazy emails I have gotten this week. OMG! I will start a new post about the crazy emails.....

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Feeling down

Do you know what one of the things I hate most about dog rescue? I mean really hate, like makes you want to quit hate? No, it isn't the way people treat dogs or how sick they get sometimes... I mean that is HARD! don't get me wrong but when you take a dog from a bad situation or you help a dog that is sick get better it makes it so worth it when you see the end result. That end result of being happy and healthy and in a loving home. That makes it worth it but the one thing I don't think people get is when I want to take a vacation, or I get sick or I work late or it is snowing like it does here in Cleveland Ohio... I still have to take care of the dogs. I don't get a vacation day, a sick day or a snow day from the dogs. They are always there needing me the only person that can take care of them.

I can't simply say to my fiancé "Hey this weekend lets go to....." I have to plan WEEKS in advance. I have to pay someone to take care of the farm and I have to either board my foster dogs or double up my foster homes or just not take in as many for a good MONTH prior to go on vacation... even if it is just a weekend.

It sounds horrible but when I am sick like I am now... I have been sick all week but the last two days it has totally been kicking my butt I just think to myself how easy it would be if I didn't have any dogs. I wouldn't have to worry about taking care of them... I mean I can barely take care of myself but outside I go to feed, play with (HAHAH yea right more like stand there while they run circles around me) and clean up after them twice a day.

It is just hard and I don't mean to sound like I don't love my dogs but some times I need a vacation from the dogs. It is so much work and it isn't easy and it isn't cheap and it is so much time involved.

UGH! I am not going to quit but I just don't think people get it and it is frustrating!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Got Sick

It has been a long weekend and week so far. Friday night my boyfriend came home from being out of town for 2 weeks at work. I spent the evening with him and then Saturday I played with my foster dogs and cleaned my barn. Sunday this family that already has one of my dogs came over and adopted Frankie my Aussie Mix and Fred this old JRT that was abused. I talked to Jay (the father) and he said they are doing really well and are total keepers :-)

I was a little worried b/c I never let two dogs go at the same time b/c it never works out. You should always get one dog and then when that one is trained then you get a 2nd dog. The family that adopted the two is a big family... mom dad and 5 kids and Fred is pretty laid back. So, anyways looks like it is working out :-) I am so happy because the family is a great family and I know those dogs are going to be sooooo loved!!

Let's see this week has been crazy too. The weather last night and today is HORRIBLE and it totally messing up the transport of dogs for surgery it is just a mess.

Monday night I didn't do much dog releated things b/c I got engaged :-) Now, on top of crazy weather and everythign else going on I am sick as a dog (LOL). I am at work just long enough to get some stuff done and then I am going home.

This weekend I better not be sick b/c I have a lot going on. Friday night I want to go out for a little bit with friends and Saturday I have an adoption event. UGH! I am tried just thinking about it.. LOL!!