Saturday, November 20, 2010

Subtracting Foster Dogs

I managed to do almost everything on my to-do list today. I slept in (yay!), fixed the fence (fixed for a short time anyway, it now needs to be fixed again), loaded up my truck with dog crates and a dog, and made it to the adoption event (only an hour late). Some people decided to adopt my little terrier so off he went and that freed me to do some shopping.

I tried to go get a flu shot at the closest CVS but it didn't have a Minute Clinic inside and since my insurance only pays if I get it at a clinic or doctor's office, I couldn't get the shot at the pharmacy. Next I went to Home Depot for some chicken wire that I want to put on top of the dog run to make sure the hawks don't steal my puppies once they are big enough to roam outside. After that I did a little pet store shopping for food and treats. The last bag of food had coupons in it including $5 off my next purchase. I stocked up, of course.

We got 5 adoptions today which is great. Afterwards I loaded up my truck again, minus the dog, and headed home with a few stops. First I went to Big Lots for food and more dog stuff. Almost every time a dog gets adopted they walk away with a leash and collar. Then I stopped at the recycling collection place to dump my 3 bags. Finally I made it to the CVS with the Minute Clinic. Turns out they close at 5:30 and I made it there with 5 minutes to spare. I got my flu shot and I really hope I don't get sick from the nurse who was coughing and had lost her voice. That would be a bummer.

I came home in the dark, put everything away, made some soup and bread and butter and boiled some noodles for lunch next week. It is so quiet with only 4 dogs and 4 tiny puppies. I don't want to get any new dogs yet. I am trying to wait until next year so I am not overwhelmed by the puppies once they are mobile.

Anyway, it was a very productive day. The only thing that I didn't do was laundry. I don't have much water for that anyway. Maybe I can get away with skipping a week.


Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

So busy, you make me feel like my weekends are very unproductive.
can you do your laundry at a shop in town? I have used a service wash a couple of times when life was getting on top of me.

Daizy said...

I have thought about a laundromat. Not many of them around anymore. If I get really desperate that is what i will have to do. It does take a lot of time to babysit the laundry although I could just wash it there and haul it home to dry. This could work out especially well for really icky dog things. I have a dog bed that is super gross and really needs a washing. The trick is to find a laundomat in a good part of town.