that cats were challenging enough when making up a bed.
Attempting to, anyway.
Enter the 63 lb dog. Sigh.
Thank you so much to everyone who provided encouragement and sympathy with my last post. I know we are all going through something this year.
I do have big news - my company is saved. They found the money needed to not only keep us alive, but also thriving for years to come. I am very, very grateful but also very tired.
Brekke understands tired too.
She got a night trip to the beach on Halloween night, she came back very happy but wiped out.
Vina did not accompany the beach expedition, but as always, looks beautiful and regal.
I haven't been around much, I know, either posting or visiting. I'm sorry about that.
My depression and anxiety was kicked into high gear even before this week's news...
My company is most likely going to be in the hands of the state next week. Unless investors with very deep pockets step forward, which is possible but time is running out.
Trying to find a new job in the midst of a pandemic and high unemployment rates is not good. At which point I may be looking at being homeless. I can't even fathom that reality.
I don't think I have ever felt so low.
breaking news: Ruth B. Ginsberg has died. Rest in peace; you did your best for us all.
would never do any wrong, right? Ha.
Her mom just got back from a week long trip. I looked after the furries' inside needs, and a service was engaged to walk Brekke. Oh my Ceiling Cat, this dog turned full on heathen while her mom was away!
She tried to scale the fence out back to go walkabout. I left her alone for literally two minutes. I caught her hanging from her front paws, her head looking back at me, as if to say "oops. You weren't supposed to see this..."
She destroyed toys. Hers AND Vina's. Brand new bouncy ball that V loves, too.
Worst of all - she knocked over the garbage can. With the chicken bones. At least four pieces. Yes, she ate EVERY SCRAP. We speculate that she was chasing Vina, and took advantage of the mess she created. She's never done this in the time I've lived here, so I wasn't prepared.
I can feel every pet parent reading this cringing. I was absolutely horrified when I got home and realized what she had done. So far, it seems that she is fine from her very poor life decision from early Thursday.
To be fair, it was a trying week for her. She is a highly active dog denied proper walks and exercise; she is very storm averse and we had weather related to H. Sally; there was separation anxiety from her human; and she was just plain bored.
A note about pet sitting services - be very, very aware of just what you are getting. She needed a young, energetic person to walk her and play with her, and that is what was paid for. But the service owner sent her elderly parents, who were lovely people but simply not able to properly attend to this big, active dog. I almost feel like this was a case of bait and switch, though I am not a lawyer.
Oh, and if you wondered what Vina was up to this week...