My mind is all a-swirl with thoughts of the new, nameless dog

My mind is all a-swirl with thoughts of the new, nameless dog. He — we’ll call him Rufus for the time being — chose us. After perusing Petfinder.org, David and I went to the Animal Orphange on Saturday. We had two dogs in mind. Both were young, but not puppies. One had “food and treat possession issues” which we didn’t think would bode well with the Meows. The second wasn’t to be found. We passed down the corridor. All of the dogs on either side looked sadly at us. Then we saw “Yo-Yo.” (Must, must change name…I will not have a dog named “Yo-Yo.” Poor love.)

Small, black and brown, with matted fur (poor love, how long did you wander outside in the heat and rain before being found?), he got up on his hind legs and poked his snout through the chain-link at us. His little stump-tail (poor love, who butchered you like that in the name of ‘proper appearance’?) wagged happily.

Melt.

We took him out to a playyard, where he peed on every scrap of vegetation, and then sniffed at the dogs in the adjoining yard. No growls. No barks. David and I sat on a bench and observed him. And wouldn’t you know the little bugger jumped on the bench and then on my lap?

Melt.

We filled out the Adoption application (hope it goes ok, the cats are behind in their shots) and now we keep our fingers crossed. He has to be at the shelter until at least Friday, since he was brought in as a stray. (Poor love, who left you behind once you passed puppyhood?) I refrained from buying any dog-supplies at Target yesterday. The staff said we could come and play with him any time we wanted. They’ll groom and neuter him before we pick him up. We’ll take him straight to the vet, and then home.

But first we need to think of a name for the pup. Jake? Oliver? Max? Arthur? Gotta be a guy’s name, since my other animals all have relatively human names.

Wt: 139.8. But the upswing ends. Today. I’m wearing a new size 6 skirt that feels like a girdle. Enough to remind me to get back on program.
Mood: Pleasant.
Work docket: I think Hot Jobs are done forever. I didn’t get a list from Recruitment. I knew they’re going to change the system — I bet in the end we’ll have MORE work to do. Did Ingle and Faith and “Spot on Vacation” page. Will work on new contest page, plus a new contest to add to the page.
Afternoon plans: To the gym, and then to visit “Rufus” at the shelter. If I show committment to visiting him, they’ll HAVE to give him to us, right?
Evening: Shower off the shelter-stink — “Rufus” reeks. Burn the BlueDomino version of my web to a CD and cancel my BD account, since it appears the DNS transfer has taken effect. Much faster than I thought, too.

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Our new addition

Our new addition:

new doggie!

He’s at the Animal Orphange right now. We submitted the adoption application this morning. He’s about 2 years old and was classified as a stray. However, he was very good with us and with the other animals around him. We don’t have a name for him yet. He’s still under ‘stray observation’ until Friday. Hope our app gets approved!

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I love the nightlife

I love the nightlife
The worries about non-blog-able things have ceased for now. I drove home with a bubbly feeling I hadn’t had in a while. This is the weekend! Or “Bon weekend” as we say here at Chez LadyGypsy. It’s Friday night! My afternoon strategy was to sleep until dinnertime. We were going to go to Chez Elena Wu this evening. David was awake when I got home, meaning he didn’t sleep yet. So I sink into our recliner, known throughout the apartment for its uncanny ability to sap every ounce of alertness out of whoever sits there. Well, first I got changed and grabbed my pillow and Kronk, the bear.

Yes. I am almost 31 and I still need to cuddle a stuffed thing to sleep. At least I don’t do drugs, OK?

There is something decadent about sleeping on a summer afternoon. The shadows elongate across the room as the sun sets. The lighting changes. It’s gorgeous. I slept peacefully for about 4 hours, my bliss peppered by dreams of swirling colors. And dancing. And laughter. And I experienced the sweet joy of waking on my own, without an alarm. So now I’m awake, David’s asleep, cats are asleep and Chez Elena Wu never happened.

I broke down and rented a movie from Comcast On Demand. I’d LOVE to browse through the listings and find a good, old movie that I’ve never seen. Like “On the Town.” Or “Singin’ in the Rain.” But no. So I settle for Adaptation, which has characters whinier than all of my blog entries combined, PLUS all of the blogs of the “I hate my parents/school” teens out there. And now I just witnessed Nicholas Cage’s character fantasizing about intercourse with Meryl Streep’s character. Zap! Off goes the movie.

What now? Well, I’ll head to Wawa for a sandwich and hop into Asheron’s Call in about an hour, when most of my west-coast guild start to play. And you know what? It’s been a great Friday! :)

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Geez. This time last week I was excited over heading to WDW. Today I’m happy because I’m switching hosting companies for LadyGypsy.net. BlueDomino continues to ignore my emails about my broken web stats. And now for $1 a month LESS, I can get 500 megs of storage instead of 50, and 20 Gigs of transfer instead of 2. Plus Lunarpages called me within 15 minutes of my signing up to confirm. Hasta la Vista, Blue Domino! My Lunarpages account is ready to go. Sunday night I’ll upload everything to there, and request to have my DNS address changed. It should all be seamless on the front end. I hope.

Wt: 139.0
Mood: Worried about non-blog-able things
Work docket. Yippie-ki-yo-ki-yay! The Community Guide is up! Isn’t it sharp? All I have to do now is get the database up next week, and all will be hunky-dory. Do some Hot Properties today, touch up a banner. Maybe work with ShopSite.
Lunch plans: Unknown
Afternoon: Unknown
Evening: Ummmm..unknown?
Weekend: Unknown! There’s a Gaerlan quest leaving at 10pm tomorrow night in Asheron’s Call. May or may not go. There’s a Bobo quest Sunday at 8pm. I’d like to go on that one.

Looks like a boring weekend, but uncertainty leads to flexibility.

And now, because my ads seem to be stuck again, here is the Friday Five!

1. What’s the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country?
Walt Disney World, last weekend!

2. What’s the most bizarre/unusual thing that’s ever happened to you while traveling?
Broke out with chicken pox when I was at Walt Disney World at age 15. That sucked bigtime.

3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go?
I’d like to drive cross-country and see sights along the way.

4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car?
Airplane, airplane, airplane! Which doesn’t jibe with question 3 at all, but I’d sooooooooooo much rather get places in a short amount of time.

5. What’s the next place on your list to visit?
The ladies room. Ha! Seriously, I’m headed to San Francisco and then Disneyland in a few weeks.

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