Yesterday was long and tiring, but oh, so much fun day!
The puppies and I had a late night Saturday night as I trimmed nails, cleaned ears and gave them all baths before tucking them in for the night. Then I finished up the last minute paperwork for their packets and went through the puppy bags once more time (Scruffles!!)
I was up early the next morning so the puppies had a chance to eat some breakfast and let it settle before we hit the windy road out of here. It was an uneventful trip, thankfully and we made it to the airport safely.
And snapped this cool picture on the way to the airport; a field of sunny canola!
The had about fifteen minutes to stretch their legs, go potty and grab a drink or a nibble of some food before our first meeting started.
We’re now meeting outside in the parking lot with two or three families (usually one or two people per family) spread out around my truck where we go over the puppy packets, answer questions and take the first “family” portraits. <3
Jim now Leo
Pam now Zoe
Dwight now Tucker
The next set were for these two guys. But every time I set the puppy bags on my tailgate and started going over things, it started to rain. So we’d gather things up and end up in the Wingate lobby to finish our puppy meeting. Thankfully it was empty and we had room to spread out.
Michael now Tucker (yes, we ended up with two Tuckers! It’s a popular name).
And Kevin, now…..? I don’t remember if he had a new name. (Blame that on five hours of sleep the night before 😛 )
Phyllis was the last to go, but her new owner wasn’t flying in for another hour or so. So we went for a little drive to kill some time until her flight landed. And then it was time to hand Phyllis, now Emmy over.
(I found out later in the day that Emmy and her new grandma (her mom couldn’t come get her so her “grandma” made the trip) ended up with a missed flight and had to stay the night in the Seattle airport! Those poor girls. I haven’t heard the end of their story yet or how the night went ) 🙁
And then it was time for me to start heading towards home while making a couple shopping stops along the way. It was about twelve hours (since I stopped to shop) from the time I left home to when I pulled in the driveway. But oh, what a good day!
People often asked if it’s hard for me to let these cutie-pies go after having them for two plus months and watching them grow and develop? But honestly, this is a fun day. Who doesn’t like handing over an adorable, cuddly puppy to a smiling family who’s been waiting for months or even years?
It’s the best part of what I do! <3