Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Someone's fixin' to get fixed

Here we are, just about to complete 2 full weeks with the little guy!  It's been wonderful to have him around but I'd be lying if I said it was all twinkies and sunshine.  Not that he's been any trouble at all (it's spooky how untroubled of an adjustment it's been) but it's been really emotional and the tears, already a daily occurrence for the past six months, have been flowing even more, if that's possible.  It's been a time to say hello and goodbye. Goodbyes are never easy.

Luckily there's been a lot of smiles too.  It's impossible not to laugh when a little someone is so excited to see you in the morning (or coming back from a 2 second trip out of his sight) that his tail wags so fast it seems like it'll just lift him off the ground.  It's nice to feel a little warm body snuggled up beside you on the couch in the evening.  It's a blessing to know you're making a difference in at least one life.

He's become the perfect travel companion.  I've been taking him around every day as I do my errands around town.  He stays nicely on the passenger side of the car and is usually asleep before we even get on the highway. I'm still working on getting him to stay quietly in the car when I have to go into a store and he's completely wild with excitement when I come back which makes it a little tricky to open the door and catch him before he jumps out of the car, especially if I have bags in my hands.  His understanding of the word STAY needs a little help.  Oh well, we'll keep practicing and eventually we'll get there.

Tomorrow he's off for a new adventure.  He's having some "cosmetic procedures" done at the vet's office.  A  little snip-snip, teeth cleaning and microchipping.  He'll come home a new man...or maybe only half a man?  It probably won't be his favorite day and I know I'll be glad when it's all over and successfully completed.  Once it's done and he's healed up we'll be able to finalize the adoption and we'll officially be a new family.

It's weird how things happen when you least expect it.


  1. He's a lucky little fellow, Jonni! Happy to hear he's helping you:)

    p.s. YES, I'll be at the Pie Festival in April ~ hope to see you.


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