Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Men doing dressage. Jess, this one's for you!

I told my friend that my riding lesson would be canceled do to the intense deep freeze we are in. She suggested I canter around like we used to. If only I had an arena like these men, it might actually work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Xena finds a home (I think)

Well, Xena is no longer listed in the adoption page so I can only assume she has adopted someone! I am still debating whether or not to contact the humane society and ask for an update...they don't really have the time for that kind of thing but I really, really want to know. That being said, I know there is no other real explanation as she was highly adoptable and only up for 5 days.

I bawled my eyes out on Saturday wanting to go get her and yet wanting to give her a chance to find a good home. I have to learn this last part or I will never be a good "rescuer" (I use the term loosely, I intend to help the occasional dog gain skills and socialization to give it a better chance at a forever home, NOT start an actual rescue). Hoarding them would be no good for either dog or human! I wonder how people get over this and step back and hand over control. It's been hard. In the 2 weeks she was with us we all really bonded. Poor Hazel was so confused for a few days, she really was looking for Xena and moping.

I hope I see her in the neighbourhood some day so that I can rub her soft little muzzle again, scratch her shoulders and give her a hug. She was such a cuddle bear. Great, now I'm tearing up.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The "bad"

Nah, she's not really bad, but she IS a crate escape artist. We came back from Christmas brunch only to find both dogs hanging their heads down the stairs at us. Hmmm...

Here is the crate and the space she somehow weaseled out of. I still can't imagine how she managed it. She hasn't been crated since :)

Here she is with Tonka. No problems with cats at all, gives them respectful distance.