monsoon like conditions, power outages and a decision
I must say, not that it matters, I had the displeasure of driving to and then again back in monsoon like conditions along with everyone else on the road. And once again I say, all Ocala drivers should be required to attend and extra course in defensive driving. If I had to guess, there were roughly 20 cars pulled off to the side of the road scattered around about a 5 mile stretch of I-75. They had obviously been involved in fender benders of varying degrees. Things started to come to a slow down right around exit 350 and I said to my self, out loud even, "not again!". Fortunately, as it turns out, things weren't tied up nearly as tightly as they were when I was heading back to get the boys the day of their crop.... When I got to the clinic though it was pretty obvious it and the surrounding areas where in the midst of a power outage. Am I surprised, no not really.... Fortunately, I was told, they were just wrapping things up with the last pup when the lights went out. Well, maybe it would have more fortunate if they were finished but hey, Dr McBride does so many crops she could probably do them with her eyes closed so what's a little power outage right???
I learned my lesson regarding I-75 and took 301 home without incident. Glad to be home, I transferred each pup from the crate to the house with a plastic bag over its head to keep their newly acquired bonnets dry. And I sat down with another "phew"!
The next task at hand... to pick my pup once and for all! I was hoping, Dr McBride would choose the same pup that Sharon and Jared and I decided on but hope was squelched. Hope now joins planning.... I won't say who Dr McBride chose because I don't want to influence any decisions. I will only say I choose Orange! Or maybe Orange chose me. She's the pup I've had my eye on from the very early days of watching. She's the pup that always comes to me when I call her. She's always the first to greet me, and she was the first out of the crate when we got home. Then there's that bit about her removing her own collar. She loves me and I realized it would be really hard, more difficult than any other, to watch her drive away with someone else. I decided I just can't let that happen. She's mine! Orange is my girl!!!