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Easter Weekend and Big Change Coming Up (Hopefully!)

April 6th, 2015 at 06:10 am

Easter weekend was nice. My mom made it safely to the Phillipines. She was worried since there was a typhoon near there when she was leaving, but all is well. SO had to work both days, so I planned a little fun for Saturday night. We have food coloring and 4 dozen eggs. I decided we'd channel our inner child and color eggs since we eat the hard-boiled ones anyway for breakfast. SO hadn't done this since he was about 8. His eggs were very childlike, but adorable Smile He also worked on Sunday. I'm a little peeved because it was a gorgeous day, and his was one of the only places open for Easter. The GM, who decided to stay open, didn't even bother to come in which really upset me because that just seems like terrible leadership. I think SO felt bad about it because he suggested we walk the dog over to the nearest shopping plaza and have dinner out. Since we rarely eat out and we were walking, we decided to indulge ourselves a bit. We also left the waitress a sizable tip as we were the only outdoors customers, and she was so kind both to us and our dog.

We also met the potential new puppy. The one I'd had my eye on based on pictures and what the foster mom said, wasn't feeling well. She was curled in a ball and sleeping, so we met another one of the females. She was very cute and sweet. However, when the foster mom roused the one we wanted to see, things changed. SO was holding her, and he just pointed at her and said 'This is Riley.' This week we'll go through the process which involves an interview and home visit. If we're approved by the board, we'll get to take her home next Sunday. I'm a little concerned about the home visit. This agency is really adamant about placing dogs with the right homes, and so can be a bit selective when it comes to approvals. My concern is that our apartment is a bit on the small side. While there is definitely space for another large dog, I can see where some people may disagree. My feelings on it are that because the apartment is small, I am forced to make sure they get out and about to expend their energy. We have already set up her crate and plan to make sure the person doing the visit understands that we know what we're getting into. SO and I both raised large dogs from puppies, so this isn't our first rodeo. And by the time, she's fully grown, we'll only be a couple of months away from moving into a larger home. Fingers crossed it all works out!

3 Responses to “Easter Weekend and Big Change Coming Up (Hopefully!)”

  1. doingitallwrong Says:

    Good luck! Some rescues are very rigid in their rules, even when an outstanding home comes along, so if they turn you down, don't take it personally, and don't give up! There are also rescues who will give a little here and there if the home is a good one and the dog will be well cared for.

  2. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Thanks diaw! SO isn't getting his hopes up just in case, but we also know that if we are turned down, there are plenty of other puppies/dogs out there who need a good home. My landlord also randomly enough adopted my cat's likely sibling, and he forwarded me an email stating that we were great pet parents, so I will also use that if need be to bolster my application. She's just so darn cute and playful!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck!

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