Archive for August, 2011
I have decided that I want an Ipad, but I have to save for it, and it canít come out of my emergency savings, which is supposed to continue to grow. So Iím cooking more and trying really hard to not go out for lunch or dinner. Iím buying my groceries every two weeks, instead of every week, so I have time to plan recipes and cook some ahead. (salad stuff will be purchased as needed).
Doing this in this fashion will do many things:
1) I will have time to look for deals and decide exactly what I want
2) I will have time to decide I really want it, and that its not a foolish whim, because, hey Ė I donít need it to survive, to do my job, so itís a luxury, not needed.
Queenie and Princess are now no longer afraid and are confident that this is their house and that they are in control Ė I know this because Princess barked at the bull mastiff that made her freak out when she first came to live with me on Thursday. Queenie wouldnít let Princess out of her sight, but now lets her run wild all over the house because she knows sheís loved.
Today I took Queenie and Princess to the Pet Rescue Center and gave them $300 and had them added as rescue dogs. They are mine, all mine!! and now they will get all their shots, an exam, a toothpull of a wolf tooth, get spayed/neutered and have chips installed in theirs necks. Considering vet rates in the area, this is an excellent deal, and also gave me the opportunity to have an expert look at them.
And boy have they perked up! they are still shy gentle little souls, but they are excited about food and clean water and gentle hands. The puppy also has shredded a book jacket and a phone book, learned to jump on the bed and was scared to death of molly the labrador until she realized she was a dog and not a monster giant. they have figured out the doggie door.
Because the lady at the rescue center thinks that they are in good health now that they have rehydrated and been fed decently, i'm letting them be with the other dogs because 1) i want them to get used to each other before I have to go to work again 2) I know there is a risk of worms, but if they get them I'll haul the whole group in for care. Its more important that they feel safe and free.
I'm pretty sure from Queenie's reactions, that she was tossed from a car and possibly beaten, but now that she knows she is safe and loved she is blossoming. They have explored the yard and made friends with everyone and are starting to show confidence, and they really like blueberry pancakes.
I feel like a Mom wolf with a little sweet pack of varied sizes and ages. Its great!
We found 2 little lost dogs, a mama and her pup running around starving and terrified in our factory area at work. They are dehydrated too. I'm going to adopt them. I know I have 3 dogs, but Itty is 21 years old and every day is a gift, and I can't stand the thought of them being separated.