You can’t always get what you want.
In this case, you cannot “get” seagulls if you yourself do not have wings. That did not stop The Sofa from trying though.
Mr. Pickles had to go retrieve him, and was none too happy about it as he had to first wade through, and then RUN through, a bunch of water to catch his little miscreant. *I* was amused, and also impressed with how fast Pickles can run!
YES YES, female readers of TWAAW, Mr. Pickles is indeed wearing a shirt in this photo. I can hear your collective laments from here. But never fear, he soon removed the shirt. Going to the beach with Pickles is liking going to the beach with a toddler – he just can’t keep his clothes on.
Speaking of not always getting what you want, here’s another life lesson for you – if you do not meet the requirements in an adoptable dog’s profile, and you choose to apply anyway and get denied, who’s fault is that? Really now. People. You can’t always get what you want. That includes rescue dogs, so please, read the profiles BEFORE you apply. If you are denied for not meeting the requirements, have some grace. And FTR, lunacy and vulgarities are not the same as grace!
And speaking of rescue dogs, on today’s adventure we were joined by the ever blossoming Sky Dog.
Sky was one of the Yakima 7 we saved a few months back. Sky was the one who was pregnant, and having some troubles adjusting to her new life as a family pet. Her foster home turned out to be too chaotic for her maybe, and her stress levels went through the roof! So we moved her to a quieter foster home, and got her started on an anti-anxiety medication (Clomipramine).
Do you think it’s working?
Sky’s foster mum is out of town, so Sky is boarding at the kennel since we had nowhere else to put her because Sky has some special needs due to her anxiety. It’s only for 3 days, but I felt so guilty that I couldn’t take her (because my neighbors include Satan, Satan’s Wife and several of their minions) that I have been trekking out to the kennels every day to take her on beach and hiking adventures.
Today it was Spanish Banks, and the tide was out. Way out.
Sky learned to swim today! It was not entirely on purpose, as she didn’t seem totally aware that “water” and “sand” are not the same substrate.
But she’s a smart cookie.
She figured it out really fast!
Sky is coming along so nicely! She is still scared of strangers, but she also really wants to meet them very badly as she LOVES affection. It’s sad to see her frightened of the thing she wants most, but it’s so rewarding to see her coming around, thanks to the anti-anxiety meds, a strict routine of asking her to explore her own independence sometimes. She has met lots of strangers in the past couple of days and has even started to approach them when asked. She is going to make someone a GREAT dog one day soon! She is so willing to try.
For example, she was willing to try Mad Teeth ™ on a pesty doberman puppy.
Sofa’s obsession with Sky left Tweed free to play ball without having to get up all in his face, yo.
Piper was not so lucky. She was ever-shadowed by Guess W(h)oo?
Dunh dunh duuuunh
WTF? This isn’t a ball!? I’m not bringing that back.
Maybe you’d like to throw the ball for me instead??
Thank you, rescue lady!
Sky will be going up for adoption soon on our website, so don’t forget to check back for updates!