This morning I took a few hours and went to the local pet shelter to talk about volunteering. Lo and behold I almost ended up with a pooch!! I waited for hours to get a chance to meet a wonderful Pit / Australian shepherd mix. She was 8 years old unfortunately and I’m not quite sure I’m ready for a poochie yet but it was well worth the time hanging out to put in some pats and loves. Echo was brought into the meeting room and immediately plopped her nose in my lap and of course I melted.
I’ve pretty much figured out that idle hands are a danger for me and I’m trying to keep as busy as possible and the proximity of the humane society to my apartment not to mention working with pooches just appeals to me! So it’s free TB shots in my arm and walking doggies when I’m not working!! I can’t wait until Sunday for training I suppose the hardest part is going to be not wanting to adopt every pup!
So I sit here typing paragraphs only to delete them, type another one, delete ,delete, delete… hah I suppose I should spend my time more wisely? Maybe learn a new language like Spanish or Portuguese or some random language I’ll likely never use. I won’t lie it does get somewhat lonely here just me in the apartment and the prospect of a pooch to snuggle with is incredibly appealing but the timing just isn’t right. So a volunteering I will go I think, and when the time is right then perhaps I will find the right pooch.
I sit here typing this looking at a puppy picture of my beloved Akita may she rest in peace and it dawns on me that we as humans crave closeness to something, whether it be another human or a pup or cat even turtles! Coincidentally there were multiple turtles at the shelter which I found slightly odd. Granted I don’t foresee myself walking a turtle anytime soon, if they had ferrets maybe. Somehow I think I may have opened Pandora’s box with this volunteering but who knows it’ll be nice to interact with doggies.