05 August 2009
It's only Weds....
Just a long ramble about the week so far: It began with an e-mail late Saturday night after coming home from going to see the Counting Crows. Earlier during the day, we wasted about 5 hours on car shopping. Aagghh. Anyway, checked my e-mail when we'd gotten home and there was a post about an Airedale left in League City's 24 hour Animal Hospital by the local cops. They'd found him wandering in the middle of a crazy, busy intersection at 2 AM and couldn't get the Animal Control to open for an intake. The next morning, all the calls were made and yes, it was verified- an honest to gawd Airedale. Another TART member and I made all the arrangements for him to stay a day or two at a local Vet's clinic in Friendswood and Kris and I went to pick him up for transport. He was an old guy of about ten, with a recent grooming and very sweet. Of course, Kris was worried what would happen to him. I assured her that he would be well taken care of, one way or another. We left him in the care a very nice Vet. Tech. at the Animal Clinic that has wonderfully painted murals of Airedales on the walls. See the picture of him! His Dad called me the next morning in a panic. Apparently, the doggy Dad had gone out of town Friday, the three doggies were being fed by a neighbor, the gate didn't latch well after a feeding Friday night and they all escaped. Fortunately, they were all returned safely. Then, on Monday, I took care of Hyundai car stuff- windshield replaced(crack in it), etc. Supposedly, it makes a big difference in your trade in when it all looks pretty. Hmmppff. I won't go into detail, but let me say this about shopping for a new vehicle- NOT Fun. It's really hard to get a solid answer from some of these guys. Two dealerships, days and hours later (I quit counting), we came home with a new Alien green KIA Soul (pic in driveway). Not gonna do this again for another five years or till the 4-runner dies. The new car is cute and looks like an alien roller skate on steroids sitting in our driveway. But the best part is 32 miles per gallon. We still have my Toyota 4-runner with it's dismal mileage but it's paid for! It also can transport most anything- including numerous large Airedales and friends! Back to the story- after getting the paperwork signed and driving away at 9:30 in our new Alien roller skate, we still had to pick up the little Roux girl(formerly known as Ricki-see her pic-) from her new Momma's. I think they're in love with her! They had her for 3 days over the weekend but were leaving to go to Oregon for a week. So, she was the first 4-legged to catch a ride in the new Alien. She gets to go to her forever home permanently next week when they get back! Last night, I let her sleep free with her crate door open and she didn't eat anything! Oops. Maybe I just jinxed myself- oh well! My sister and I helped my Aunt and Uncle move a few things yesterday to the house they'll be sharing with my cousin. My Uncle and I entertain each other twice a week while my Aunt gets to run errands and get some free time to herself. Uncle Henry has Alzheimer's so it makes it hard on her to do the normal everyday stuff like going to the grocery. He has a porch swing that he likes to sit on in the shade. Did you know you can stuff one of those in the back of a 4-runner?!! Well, sort of- it was kinda of funny and we looked like the Beverly Hillbilly's going down the road but we did it! Life is always an adventure, my Grandmother used to say! Looking forward to the rest of the week. Have a good one ya'll!