The time since 28th February is a bit of a blur for me. Let me try to catch you up to speed so you can see why I’m not sure where I’ve been for the past two weeks…
Work half day at the hospital. Go home, sling dogs and belongings into car. Head north for Austell. Drop dogs off at sister’s, head to Atlanta to pick up Simon. Pick up Simon, go back to sister’s house, out to dinner, then resume restorative coma…that hasn’t been restorative since I left London in August.
Load belongings and dogs and Simon in car and head for Jekyll. Swim down I-16 to meet Kimmy and Leah in Savannah. Continue swimming south through torrential rain to Jekyll Island. Check in for Sandy Paws and move into the Sistah’s Villa. Again seek out coma.
Attend various and sundry Sandy Paws events and pick up Daisy from Anne and Cathie. Decide Daisy is the most perfect greyhound girly ever to be born. Host dinner for Follow That Hound folks in the Sistah’s Villa. Sort out Daisy’s first night with me and proceed to not sleep until around 3-4am, thanks to Daisy pacing and intermittently trying to open the door by biting the door knob.
Am awakened at 7amish by dogs wanting out. Am allowed to sleep a bit longer by the most wonderful man on the earth who takes the dogs out. Jeany and Daisy have a minor arguement resulting in a boo boo on Jeany’s face. Resume attending Sandy Paws events and showing off the new baby, as well as getting to know Simon.
Pack up the villa and head for Jacksonville. Are not permitted into room until 3pm, make it to Cathie’s for dinner around 5pm. Watch Daisy and Hunky run in the puppy pens and feel heart swell three times its size.
Do absolutely nothing all day but hang out with Simon and the pups, then head to the track at Orange Park in the evening for the FTH party. Totally enjoy evening. Become sad at the prospect of my vacation being almost over.
Drive the most boring road EVER, I-10, back to Alabama. Deposit dogs and go grocery shopping. Begin to mope that Simon is going back home on Wednesday.
Call Delta and extend Simon’s stay till Saturday. Rejoice, give thanks, and sing. Take Simon to meet parents. Coma at the end of the day.
Thursday and Friday
I had to work, and Saturday my heart broke sending him back home on the plane. Now…I have to work again?? Ugh. Pictures to follow I’m sure.