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Well, my household finally has one fewer dog, down to the two that actually are supposed to belong to me. ;-)

I drove Mackenzie up to her new foster-person on Sunday afternoon. It was funny, the day started out pretty mild, so I was wearing sandals and capri-length shorts, but it got COLD as some storms came through, and the wind was really brisk, so I was feeling pretty foolish. We met in Pinconning, at one of the cheese factories there, so of course I had to pick up some cheese to take home. Tasty!

And then on the way back, I was transporting a puppy back down-state. PUPPY! She was maybe 8 weeks old, and freaking adorable. This is not my picture, and it's not the best, but you get the idea. She was an excellent traveler, pottying outside whenever we stopped, and her only "tantrums" seemed to happen when she needed a potty stop. She did have a set of lungs on her, though, wow.

(not my picture, I didn't think to take one):

I know - cute, right? omg. It was good I had to hand her off.

And this morning, before work, I really realized how much extra time Mackenzie had taken of my mornings. I had time to play with both my dogs and do some quick training before I started drivng to work. Best "free" time ever. Now just to maintain that on school mornings, since that's pretty much the only time the poor dogs will see me those days.

Date: 2014-09-22 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biggmellon.livejournal.com
It is something isn't it? that realization of how much energy something was taking from your time, it is easy to give because of the place of love it comes from, but such a relief to get back that precious time and energy for your own pups and life. Every time we have a foster or board and train go home it's like the entire households takes a deep breath, ahhh back to normal.

Date: 2014-09-23 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Yes, exactly. I couldn't have said that better.

Date: 2014-09-23 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Back to "normal" if there even is one!

And yes, today started our "fall" i believe... the season in which one is never quite sure what the proper attire will be. I need to air out all my jackets! this has been the longest summer I can remember in a long time.

Date: 2014-09-23 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
We've had a much more moderate summer than you guys have. We've had a mostly reasonable amount of rainfall (you know, when it didn't flood), and I can only think of one or two days where the temp went above 90. I'm not complaining, not at all. But it did suddenly get very fall like, all the leaves are changing, and oy. The good part, though is I LOVE Michigan falls. Day after day of sunny, crisp days and cool nights. LOVE.

Date: 2014-09-23 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penichops.livejournal.com
How is your course going? That puppy should not have a face that cute without being arrested

Date: 2014-09-23 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
School starts a week from yesterday, so I'll be sure to let you know. I'm excited!

And that puppy, oy. It baffles me to think of a puppy that young in rescue, she should have just been taken from her mom, but she's been away long enough for a family to decide she wasn't going to work out (what's not to work? She's a puppy) and give her to rescue. She was a normal puppy, far as I could tell. All teeth and lungs and pee and poo and chew on everything and wag her tail to make it right.

Date: 2014-09-23 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talesofmyboys.livejournal.com
What great news about finding another foster family for Mackenzie, and what a relief for you. So bizarre about the puppy not working out at that young age... I'd say the puppy was lucky to get out of that house!

Date: 2014-09-24 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
The only thing I can imagine is that they got a puppy on a whim (gift?) and had no idea what they were getting into. And yes, that is a lucky puppy, she's going to a great foster home, and I imagine will get adopted REALLY quickly.



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