I can do this, I can do this, I’ve got this. I will leave the house. I will find the clear the shelter event. I will take part in some way. I will convince myself I do not need to bring another dog home. But, sometimes positive thoughts just aren’t enough. Especially when one has a phone like mine. A phone that apparently did not believe I would not bring another dog home.
I first had to take mom to the store to find some kind of shredded cheese she wanted. As we pulled into the parking lot I noticed a jeep from the group and knew what I had to do. As mom walked into the store I hurried and stuck the first duck I could grab from the back of my Jeep on the door and then went to catch up with mom. We went off in search of the cheese since we don’t often shop in this store. Finding what she wanted, we headed out. I got her home and then decided that yes, I was going to go to the clear the shelter event. They were going to have all sorts of things going on besides the adoptions. I knew that some of the group was going to be there as well. I was going to go.
I get in my Jeep, and I head out. I had looked up directions but as usual, my phone was not talking with or to me. I had a vague idea of where the place was so I figured I didn’t need the phone. Yeah, right. Famous last words in capital letters.
I missed my first turn. I had to go up and turn around and almost missed it from this direction. I manage to get on the road I needed and headed toward town. I kept thinking, there should be signs. I never found any signs. I drove by where I thought the road was, but never saw a sign. I then had to go find a place to turn around. Not looking carefully enough I hit a sink hole sized pot hole. I managed to get turned around and headed back. I still couldn’t find the road I wanted, or at least thought I needed. I found a place to make a U-turn and headed back one more time. This time I found a gas station to pull off and look at my phone. Bringing up maps, the image that showed looked like that comic strip with the kids that rather than travel a straight line, roam all over the neighborhood. That is what I was looking at so confused. It was at that point I gave up. I pulled back out on the main road and headed for home. I didn’t miss any turns this time.
I got home, prepared something to eat and then took my place to eat and scroll social media. I had finished my meal and been sitting here a while when my phone suddenly and with no provocation spoke up and told me to turn left at some road. I don’t recall the name of the road because I was trying to get my fingernails-that had suddenly became like cat claws- to release from the ceiling. I stared at the phone without touching it, until I figured it was done. Nope. Fifteen or so minutes later when I was no longer listening for it, the voice came again giving me instructions of somewhere to turn. Remember, I’m sitting in my chair in my house. I am going nowhere in any fashion.
It hasn’t spoken in a while. I guess it too grew weary of the game. As far as the clear the shelter, I hope they managed to do just that. I hate I missed it, but will try again should you do this again. At least I tried. At least I left the house and drove off without actually knowing exactly where I was going. I even managed to make it home safely. I’m just not real sure about that phone.
Great story! Made my day.
Of course my son was not amused. He began educating me on everything I did wrong rather than congratulate me on actually leaving the house on my own.
It sounds like you need to close a bunch of open windows on the phone and try running an update of the OS. my dad leaves open pages on his iPhone which slows the device down. If your phone is an iPhone, there is a critical update for it.
It isn’t. My son was shaking his head, telling me what I did wrong. What I always do wrong. Ah well, at least by not making it, I also did not bring home any more dogs..
Another dog is another mouth to feed, not that they aren’t worth it of course. But you have veterinarian bills too.
Oh I know, one of the reasons I didn’t try and harder than I did to find the place/event. My two have shots coming up next month that aren’t going to be cheap.
Absolutely, which is why I stay away from adoption events. This one was more than that with all sorts of vendors. But, there will be other events..
Bummer about missing the event! It’s nation wide, every year, at this time.
Its probably just as well I didn’t go. The temptation may have been too great and I would have ended up bringing home another dog. I have more animals than I can really afford as it is. I still have to get back with the guy about the rest of the cats but since Itty has babies somewhere I’ve been waiting and holding onto what is left of the ‘cat fund’
Smart! It looks like Noob, the recent momma here, is gone. I don’t know where here kittens were but they wwre too young to survive. So it looks like I have only males to fix.
I really need to get back in touch with the man who took the seven as the number I need to get taken care of seems to be growing daily. I still had the four, well one of them has had a litter somewhere down at my folks. She has two new cats hanging around and I fear that the other adult may be pregnant. I’m not sure I have enough money left to handle all this..glad I never closed the go fund me but I hate to ask for more.
I’m debating about hitting up my neighbors again for help since the cats bug them too.
I may have to see if my go fund me is still active-I never closed it out, just haven’t advertised it. Swoosh brought her babies out of hiding and all of them look poor. I was told they probably have a respiratory infection but their eyes really look bad.
Oh no! If I don’t have to replace my phone again, I’ll send $.
Talked to the guy that took the 7 earlier. He said if we can get the kittens he can take them to the humane society and see what..if anything can be done. Of course mom moved them again and so far I haven’t been able to find them.
I still don’t know where Noob’s current litter is located. I thought they were about 8wks old but checked and it’s only 4.5 weeks. I’ll start looking for them soon… I suspect they’re either 2 houses over or at the same place as last time.
Catching them is SO exhausting!!
I am debating on purchasing a large kennel of some sort and try containing her and the babies, when I find them. The man who works with the humane society thinks that their eyes are too far gone to save looking at the photos I sent. Mom would go absolutely insane but I have to do/try something to help those babies. If she will only move them to where I can find them again.
Good luck with yours!!! (I thought it but apparently forgot to type it… lol)
Thanks. I still haven’t found where she moved them. I —think— they may be under the house but I’m not crawling under there.
Good call! Thu night I followed Noob and saw her go back to the house where she had her 1st litter.
I checked all the alternate places yesterday where she could have moved them. They were in none of those. I worry about them but unless I find them there is nothing that can be done. I do hope you have better luck with yours.
Thanks. I know that feeling. Her first litter had practically moved here then disappearred, one per night.
So, as of yesterday, I saw the kittens under the house. I’m hoping that since I didn’t touch any, they are still there. I’m also hoping she will bring them out soon so I can see their eyes. I fear the worse though because they looked so bad last time I saw them.
Oh, I forgot about the eyes. I hope they’ve had a miraculous improvement!!
As do I, I can only hope that she brings them out soon so I can see and get help if need be.
You can Google map directions and save it..then open back up on phone. I did this last weekend before we drove to Waynesville NC..It made it simple in already knowing the steps from our entrance into Waynesville back over to a local park. By the way, where was this event???Gastonia, etc. ?
You know my son, he gave me grief on my mistakes about why the phone wouldn’t talk to me while in the car. Yeah, it was where ever they have built the new animal shelter over in Gastonia somewhere.