Saturday, September 11, 2010

Interesting week at the shelter

This week has been INSANE! Besides my volunteer coordinator duties at the shelter, I am now part of the kennel staff 2 days a week. Working in the kennels is by far, a more natural environment for me that the volunteer office. I would much rather enter my zen state of mind cleaning 28 kennels than answer the normal 50+ e-mails I get everyday. I was also able to wear my vet tech hat which I haven't done in a LONG time, treating the sick dogs in the isolation ward. I even received kudos by the well seasoned kennel staff for befriending (and medcating) an Akita that no one else wanted to work with. Enrichment is extremely important in keeping a shelter dog busy and sane, so I made enrichment toys for the dogs using empty cereal boxes, peanut butter and dog cookies. It was great to see the dogs enjoying their 'toys'.

I also had 4 classes to teach this week, prepare for a dog walking class and a new volunteer orientation at the shelter AND I have 2 new classes starting tomorrow.

I was hoping to take time in Sept to trial with Liam and that plan went right out the window. The new plan is to work as much as possible in Sept and some time off in October for puppy. Gimli and I are starting our Comp Ob classes next month, so we will see where that takes me :) .

With this new change in schedule, I am going to have to cut back on my teaching gigs to possible 2 locations instead of 4 just so that I can have some face time with the hubby! I am happy to be busy, but when it rains it pours!!

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