It’s been a long weekend with the dogs. I took a new client, Lucy, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, who has had a rough 2 years being shuffled from home to home. She can be oh, so sweet and calm one minute and the next minute be a quivering mass of energy that cannot be contained. Here is one side of Lucy.
There is a wonderful dog inside that needs a permanent family she can believe in and depend on to be there for her, day in and day out. In six days there’s not much I can do to solve her issues but it is enough time to know what a nice dog she really is and to know that she’s worth the effort.
Early this morning a thunderstorm rolled through and I thought all 5 dogs would be in bed with me. They paced, they panicked, they barked, they hid until I finally just got up to 5 quivering dogs who are scared of thunder. We got over an inch of rain again which brings me to my next concern – my houseplants that have been living outside, my succulents in particular. They’ve been living in partial sun/shade and we have had lots of rain which has begun to worry me. I would never give my succulents this much water in the house yet they have never looked so beautiful, so lush, so green, so thick and healthy. It’s going to take awhile to dry out and when the nights get chilly, those plants will not like their feet to be cold so I will need to be ready to move plants when the weather changes. And that means the low temps, not the daytime temps because the plants would still love to be outside during the warm days but who can move them in and out each day? And when they move back in generally the shock leads to dropping leaves which always makes me sad because they were so beautiful when they first came inside.