Bark All About It!
Oh my golly, it has been a doozy of a day! Seriously, I can hardly contain myself and not sure I can get all this out before I fall fast asleep after such an amazing day but I must. Because this is important.
Today, I got so so lucky. I learned someone was coming to visit me where I was temporarily staying, at the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation. The people at the shelter—they ROCK (special shout out to Celeste and Tara!). They took such good care of me, even though I know they hoped it would only be for a short stay.
Lo and behold, at 8am this morning, I met a person with hair just like mine (well, hers is a little curlier)--we immediately bonded. Her name is Kristin Minnie and she owns The Local Bark. She told me everything was going to be OK. She told me that where she works, they’re passionate about helping educate and nurture loving and responsible dog care and ownership. I was all in for that.
And then the TV crew arrived. Whhaaattt?! Yep, I’m telling you, it was a Production! No kidding, I was on Good Day Sacramento. I got to meet Kristin Marshall who is super sweet and very pretty, and her hunky cameraman. They filmed me just hanging out in the shelter, and even brought in one of my shelter friends so that we could play together! This month is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month, so everyone was talking about how satisfying and heartwarming it is to adopt one of the amazing dogs from the shelter. I can tell you first-hand that they’re right, there are a lot of really cool dogs there. I’m going to miss them.
But I’m so grateful and excited for the next remarkable chapter in my life! I got a nice bath at the shelter and my fur is so clean and black it almost looks blue! Smelling like a rose (well, kinda), I got to ride with Kristin back to her house where I’ll hang out for a few days to be certain I’m healthy enough to meet my new buds at The Local Bark.
I know I have a lot to work on in these next few weeks. I guess I need to do a bit of work to trim down my girlish figure. Yea, I’m curvy. Unfortunately, not in the right places. And I know I need help with my manners…I’m so happy I have a hard time containing myself, especially when I’m going on walks. I’ll work really hard on that.
And while I’m traveling this amazing journey, I’ll let you know how it’s all going. I know some days are going to be really hard. Bootcamp. Yikes. But I also know this is going to be the absolute BEST thing that ever happened to me. Because when I’m trimmed down, have exemplary behavior and am ready in December, I get to meet my new forever family. Love.
Thankful for Second Chances,