It’s been a weird two weeks without Maggie. I go pick her up tonight at 9:00. I know that is late, especially since I have to work on commands with the trainer afterwards, but I think the reasoning is that there is one more Obedience Class ending at 8:30 that she is scheduled to attend.
The trainer wasn’t overly-communicative with me while Maggie was gone. All I know is that she was doing well and was a good girl throughout the process. I expect to have a lot more information later.
Since Maggie hasn’t had access to a computer, she hasn’t blogged. I’d like to thank everyone who’s stuck with her during this time, though. I know she has a lot of blogroll reading and catching up to do. I’m sure Maggie herself will have a lot to say, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next days and weeks develop.
A couple have things have changed on the human front since Mags left: my son Erik moved back in and he brought 2 small dogs with him. They will be confined to the downstairs area where he lives, which is sizable enough, and there are precautions in place; however, how Maggie relates with other dogs is going to be an interesting situation. I hope beyond hope that it will be a safe and compatible one. I did tell Erik he needed to have a “Plan B” in place in the event Mags does not do well with his animals. This is, after all, Maggie’s home and I do not want her to be unduly stressed. I also don’t want my dog in a situation where she is bound to fail.
During this time, I was also hired at the library at school where I have been volunteering. I am extremely pleased to be working with the children and with the books. I do love this work. I was given the excellent suggestion of doggie day care by cb from Contrafactual to care for Mags so she is not unduly in the crate while I am working. Also, when things looked bleak and I could not see my way past the two weeks Maggie was gone, I received a lovely coffee mug from Vanessa from farfetchedfriends. This mug had seven pictures of Maggie on it and it says, “Forever Our Girl”. I can’t tell you how uplifted and touched I felt after receiving that gift.
Jamie says that Maggie returning to blogging will be “the greatest comeback in WordPress history” and I hope that he is right. For now, however, please wish us all luck, and lots of tail wags and dogsmiles.