Happy News...and Questions for You
Today, my column in the Community section is entitled "Don't create a shelter pet, adopt one." Click on the "columnist" link on our Web site's main page to read it. It's all about Hot Tub Matt and Charlie. As you know, Charlie, Through Golden Huggs, is now living the Life of Riley in Massachusetts. Here is an update from her new mommy, Scilla:
"Sorry its been so long. I've been having an AMAZING time with Chica. She is such a joy. I'm afraid that I'm not a good new mom in terms of remembering to send pictures. I'm getting better about taking pictures but I keep forgetting to send them! I will send them along soon I promise.
"Sandy, thank you so much for this article. Deb, thank you so much for choosing me for Chica. I really feel like the luckiest girl in the world! My boyfriend is also in love. She is truly a special dog. She turns heads everywhere we go. After losing my precious Athena, she makes me happier than I ever thought I could be. Although she has a naughty streak, she is a real joy. I can objectively say she has a pretty great life. She has only been alone a total of 1 hour a week- maximum- since I got her. We have a long list of experienced dog owners/lovers lined up to dogsit for her but no one has been that lucky yet.
"When my boyfriend or I aren't home with her, her day is still fun-filled. First, we go for 20 minute morning walk and then come home for her gourmet breakfast. Then, on my way to work I drop her off at the exclusive doggie daycare. In two short months, she has become quite a star there. She has a seemingly endless pool of energy. In the afternoon, we go for an hour walk in the woods. In between her sniffing, we have been working on training there(We have been having private sessions with a great local trainer).
"At home she then has some more gourmet food and plays around with her toys. She usually takes a nap and then goes for her night walk. Each night after my boyfriend's done with work they go on "doggie patrol"- they walk around the neighborhood for about 45 minutes checking everything out. I'm not sure who enjoys it more! Not a bad day, huh? I will send pictures soon. Sandy, thanks again for the kind words and Deb, keep up all the good work!"
HMMMMMM. I wonder if Scilla would like a companion for Chica named SCOOTER. Ha! All joking aside, Scooter has been a pretty good boy lately. I am dying to know what Chica's "naughty streak" is. We ALL have a naughty streak, don't we?
OFF TOPIC QUESTION: Does anyone watch Lost? If you don't, I'm sure still know the basic premise. If you crashed on an island and had to survive, what 6 people would you want stranded with you and why? You can't pick anyone you know. It has to be famous people who are still alive. I'll be back later to answer, but for now, it's back to work!
posted by Sandy at 3/12/2008 03:57:00 PM