Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stream of consciousness, business-travel style

I'm in a hotel room two states away from my husband. It's just for one night and wouldn't normally be that big of a deal... but... I left him alone with my hobby. Back home, he's outnumbered four to one. Our two dogs are fine with just one person in the house, but managing two foster dogs in addition to the regular residents... well, that's less than ideal.

A few days ago, I had it all planned out. Pooh Bear was going to go stay with someone who was thinking about adopting her. But then another decision in his life made it a bad idea to adopt a dog right now. "Oh, well," I thought. "That appointment to have Crystal spayed will include an overnight stay, so we can just do that the night I'm gone, and The Alpha will only have three dogs to wrangle instead of four."

Except that Crystal didn't stay overnight after all -- because the vet found a spay scar, which is good news that saved us some money, but which also meant she didn't need to stay overnight. So she's back home, and she's not as comfortable without me there (I think perhaps The Alpha reminds her of someone unfriendly in her past).

So, I've stranded my man with four dogs. And if I get a good night's sleep tonight, I'll just feel more guilty than I do now.

8 comments:

ElastiGirl said...

I truly hope you each got a good night's rest so that you can face today!

The Alpha said...

Well, the good news is that the make-shift double crate (made from one crate, one crate divider, two walls, and a forklift pallet) seems to have been effective. It looks simultaneously over-built AND fragile, but it seems to have kept a very pup-ish Pooh contained, at least until lunch time. Perhaps a TV tuned to PBS all day kept them calm.

Kirsten said...

A pup-ish Pooh! Sorry to hear the Music Director won't be adopting Pooh Bear. Be glad they don't know how to sing. After watching PBS all day they might have learned a few Barney songs.

DogBlogger said...

You crack me up, Kirsten!

At the airport now; flight home
in less than an hour.

zorra said...

I hope the weekend will be uneventful! (unless you get an inquiry about one of the dogs--that type of event we are hoping for!)

RevAnne said...

Glad the pups and the Alpha did okay! 4 dogs to one person is a big job, no matter who does it.
I'm with Zorra, hoping for a forever home for the foster kids.

jnors said...

4 dogs/1 man vs. 1 4 year old boy/1 man: Wanna trade sometime, just for funsies?

Word verification: likspa : what i picture a house with 4 doggies to be like!

revkjarla said...

oh, love to you...and hope all made it through...