So, in an effort to get my mind off of this little unexpected mess, I present a favorite baby picture of Shadow II. He’s two now, and he’s the second sable Sheltie Mark’s grandfather has named Shadow. For some crazy reason, this little boy liked to nap in boxes. We discovered that on this day, when Mark thought he was playing with the pup. Nope. Shadow II thought it made a lovely little nest, and quickly fell asleep! Two years later, he still favors tight, enclosed napping spots, like between the chair and the wall, under my desk, etc.
It’s Dogs on Thursday again, just like that. And, just like that, I’m packing my bags again too. Mugsy’s separation anxiety is high, and I’ve been apologizing to Jake, dog sitter #1, for about two weeks now, because I *KNOW* they are going to be bad boys. Jake’s never sat for us before, the dogs don’t really know him, so that’s going to make it so much worse. The world will be a better place for all of us when LT, our neighbor-boy all grown up, takes over dog duties on Sunday. A million thanks to Eric, who is dog-sitting for LT’s family until they return from their vacation on Sunday, and is going to bridge the gap and take care of our boys on Sunday morning! Evidently, it takes a village to keep the dogs out of a kennel too. All three of our sitters are members of our volunteer fire company, further proof that they really are like another family.
We leave in the morning. I am counting on the hotel having a wireless connection, so you may still hear from me – or not. Much knitting must happen, and after all, we are going down for a convention. So, have a great weekend and/or week, and I’ll definitely be back again for a very real Dogs on Thursday next week, when my boys and I reunite after being apart for nearly a week!