1) A Georgia update. She left a little over two weeks ago for her new home and though she had a bit of a hard time adjusting at first, she's doing much better now. Her new dad is making an awesome effort to make her feel at home - he spends lots of time down in the floor with her and they take short car rides (Georgia's favorite thing!) a few times a week. He's open to us seeing her again but we want to make sure she's adjusted well before we do - I don't want to upset things for her at all. Man, we miss that girl!
2) If you'll remember back a couple of entries, I posted about a Boxer mom who was seized by animal control as part of a cruelty case. Two months after she was picked up, she was finally released to recuperate in the comfort of a foster home. I picked her up last Friday, she stayed the night with us and then made her way to Atlanta early Saturday morning. She's still thin as a rail and is missing most of the hair up her back, but she simply could not have been any sweeter. Once she's physically recovered, she's going to make a very nice dog for some lucky person.
3) Ruby. What can I say about Ruby? We mistakenly thought she'd be adopted rather fast (given her size, breed and age) when we pulled her from the shelter. And yet, 6 weeks later, she's still with us. Oh yeah, she's also WILD! She can be with 5 of our 6 dogs (everyone but Lily – we’ll introduce them this week) though so having her with us is really not a big deal. For now ;-)
4) Veronica and I spent three days in Chattanooga earlier in the month at a flyball tournament and I’m SO proud! Our December tournament will mark three YEARS since V started competing. At best, she’s been inconsistent (a result of our lack of dedication to training and her gnat-sized attention span) but we seem to have turned a corner. She ran EVERY heat of EVERY race EACH day (she generally alternates) and with one or two small exceptions, her racing was flawless all weekend! She’s taken almost an entire second off of her times and in the grand scheme of what is generally a 22 second race, that’s a LOT.
Brandon will be handling her this weekend so we’ll see if that makes any difference.
5) We had a great (and very successful!) fundraiser for our rescue group thru Art Buzz Birmingham this month as well. In a nutshell, it’s BYOB, girls night out and an art class all rolled into one – fabulous! And for a great cause – the instructors donated $385 to our group at the end of the night. And I painted a great picture for my guest bath!