Thinking ahead

@sallypup (41492)
Moses Lake, Washington
November 21, 2020 1:50pm CST
My house is overflowing with sadness. Too much. Restless sleep, uncomfortable discussions. On we go. Day before yesterday I spotted the news that a rescue group pulled a Red Heeler Mom and her seven pups from under a porch. They got the owner to sign the family over to them and then took the whole shebang down to a shelter near me. My Sally gal is a Blue Heeler. The pups are two weeks old. Seven! Three are adopted out already. Hubby talks about us being too old to take in a pup who could live fifteen years or so. BUT: Mom. Maybe. So I filled out a long and I mean long adoption paper. None of the dogs will be able to be adopted for at least six weeks. That is a pretty good time line from our present sadness. Not that I want dearest Leah gone. Not at all. And Heeler dogs are known for their sometimes insane energy and high prey drive- I live with chickens and cats. Uh oh. I was able to train Sally into sanity. Thinking about Reba the Red Heeler gives me a respite from thinking about Leah. Second: had a nice talk with the renter of my West side house. He wanted to know when we had thought about moving?? I said not this summer. He told me that the smaller shed is totally empty. Yay!! Maybe and I mean maybe if I can get help driving the 5 hours to the house and then back, maybe I could drive a small rental van over and take some items over there. That would be this coming summer. Doing the entire trip in one day would mean no motel stay and no risk there. I know that I am not capable of driving for 10 hours. Think freeways and traffic and speeding, unpredictable vehicles. But if I got help..... Thinking ahead is helping me to not be quite so down. Time will tell.
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@rebelann (77986)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
I pray that all will go as you want. As for me, I want a puppy about 10 weeks or so old .... I figure it's easier to train a puppy to accept cats than an older dog plus my dog aggressive kitty might be more receptive to a puppy
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@sallypup (41492)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Nov
@rebelann Thank you for that astute answer. Wow there is a lot of error messages here tonight. It took some doing to get to your answer.
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@rebelann (77986)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
You're welcome. I have been having similar problems only in my case there are no messages instead I simply can't like or reply or respond or comment so I have to hunt for the discussion repeatedly until I can finally respond or whatnot @sallypup
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@rebelann (77986)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
Yeah, me too but at least those are easy to get rid of @sallypup
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@wolfgirl569 (35332)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Nov
I know it is hard .
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@snowy22315 (101994)
• United States
22 Nov
Sometimes you have to do whatever it is that makes you feel better.
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@JudyEv (227787)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov
Hope all these situations turn out as you would like them to.
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@GardenGerty (128563)
• United States
21 Nov
Super big hugs. I know about thinking other thoughts to put distance between myself and sorrow. I know that is what you are doing. Ten hours, plus the time spent unloading is a very long day.
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
21 Nov
Thinking ahead and carefully. I hope you can short things out. Have a nice day..
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
21 Nov
Whatever helps is what we must do. Thoughts are with you.
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@Courtlynn (69939)
• United States
21 Nov
Hard to see your sadness. Thinking ahead can certainly help.
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@moonandstars (46569)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Nov
you still have another day to think about this, hold on
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@sallypup (41492)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
Thank you. @moonandstars I am an emotional wreck at this point but yes, I will think and hold on.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Nov
@sallypup try to
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@RebeccasFarm (12853)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Nov
Yes keeping busy they say..eh, I howl in the night with overwhelming grief. I know what you mean.
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@sallypup (41492)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Nov
@RebeccasFarm I truly am sorry for your pain. I could not sleep well last night so probably am running on about three hours of real rest right now.
@bunnybon7 (46757)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Nov
yes everything is so depressing these days.
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@LindaOHio (51688)
• United States
22 Nov
Hope everything works out for you. PM me any time you need to talk.
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@jstory07 (97448)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Nov
It is hard. I hope things will work out for you.
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