This is your 2:25am wake up call. It was the middle of the night and all through the house all the dogs were snoring including 6 puppies. I got up, had a shower and let the puppies out for a play. Needless to say they were surprised to be woken when it was still full dark out. They ran around and I gave them a little snack. Then I loaded up Vesper, Kenzi, Kota and Emma and we headed for Halifax. It was raining, because why would I get to do this drive when it's clear and dry, right? I discovered partway into the drive that my high beams were not working so I squinted through the dark and hoped I didn't drive into the ditch. Mount Thom seems to be my driving nemesis and offered up thick fog and cloud as an added challenge but I beat that into submission. Once over the hill things cleared up and we made it to the cargo area with time to spare. While I sat there and contemplated 2:25am wake-ups I fiddled with the headlights to see if I could get the high beams to work (better there than hurtling down the highway at 115km/hr with 4 puppies (I don't own) in the truck) and realized that although I'd turned the dash and running lights on, I hadn't turned on the headlights. Huh. I've used them countless times but I suspect that the hour of the day had something to do with forgetting to flick the button over one more notch.
Emma and Kota were the first to leave and I caught a couple more photos of their wide-eyed faces before saying goodbye. I was a little sad to see them go, especially Kota, but I know at the other end are people who are thrilled and so excited to add these two to their lives.
They arrived safely in Calgary and were greeted by eager new owners and I'm sure lots of photos will be forth-coming in the near future. Have fun little monsters, you will be unabashedly spoiled and loved in Calgary and I hope to see you one day again!
I had to kill about 3 hours before Kenzi and Vesper headed to St. John's so we went to Tim Horton's, had a coffee and tried not to fall asleep. I let them out to pee for a minute but since it was raining I didn't want them to get too wet - it can get cold in cargo and I didn't want them to catch a chill. They both had a big pee on the pavement and then Kenzi peed again on a towel in the truck ... never mind, the truck needs to get detailed anyway! Their flight was delayed by about an hour and while I fretted and fussed at work they finally flew to The Rock and were greeted by ecstatic new owners Natasha and Kate. I'm sure these girls will be well loved and hopefully I can visit them in the Fall. More photos of them coming as well but here's one final goodbye ... Vesper says "Please don't go!"
I am left with Raylan and Tezlin, both of whom were a little thunderstruck at being only one of two, not one of nine, in such a short amount of time. They seemed to be looking at each other and thinking "Who's next??" Soon enough each will be making their way to their new homes and I will finally have my life back ... and thrown into the turmoil of selling and buying a house!