24 Dec 2009
Instead of doing individual posts, which will resume tomorrow, I decided to notify everyone in one posting to assure you all your furkids have been cared for today. Your pet sitter is also safe and sound at her home to care for her own furkids, which they are grateful.
The weather conditions today worsened drastically by late afternoon. I had intended to have my mid-day visits completed by 2 p.m., but didn’t finish until 5 due to road conditions (hallelujah for a 4 wheel drive Jeep). This evening was the most harrowing for driving, but I struggled through it all and finished after 4 hours. Visibility was non-existent and the snow/sleet was freezing on the wipers making visibility even worse. Thankfully, I only had the homes that contained pups to do this evening and made sure the kitty only homes were done earlier in the day. Needless to say, those of you with smaller pups refused to jump into the 3 – 4 foot drifts of snow to do their business this evening. No cajoling or bribing was going to make them go. I do expect some housecleaning tomorrow, but that’s okay. Each of them started to run out and quickly did a turn-around as if to say “uh-uh. I’m not going out there”. The bigger pups had no problems with the weather. Go figure!
For a.m. visits tomorrow, my husband is going with me as the designated driver. I need a rest from driving after tonight. Happy holidays to all! I wish everyone safe travels!