Thursday, August 11, 2005

Who spiked my coffee?

Yesterday Dianaverse sent me a link to the Wake county SPCA adoption center. She sent a link, specifically, to LIESL, page 4 (who's frankly a little freaky looking in the picture, but probably very cute in real life). So I went and started exploring and found JACKSON, page 1 (again, goofy picture, but probably smarter than Modean), and then SNG went and found CHLOE, page 3, and I was all, "You had me at hello."

So what is it? Maternal instincts? Here's what happened next:
I should have jogged home, but knowing that the shelter closes at 6pm, and fearing that they'd put to sleep all the cute doggies that I wanted to adopt, and a bit of threatening weather in the sky besides, I got a ride home from a friend. Then, in the middle of one of the year's roughest most horrendous rainstorms, I jumped in my car and sped down to the shelter. Along the way, I made a wrong turn because I couldn't see the streets through the deluge. I was so aggravated (it was 5:54 pm, btw) that I was screaming-- SCREAMING! -- at the steering wheel that it was the stupidest thing in the world that the animal shelter closes at 6PM! After all, don't they want the animals to be adopted by people with JOBS who can maybe afford the FOOD and VET BILLS?!! &*%$#^^*&!

I arrived at the shelter at 6:04pm. They had already locked up and left. I was so blue, imagining that all three of those poor innocent dogs had probably been put down, and all because I couldn't get there in time!

Yeah, I know. Weird. Oh, did I mention I'm PMSing right now? :-/

We're going to go look at the dogs hopefully Saturday sometime. We really don't need another dog.


PartnerInCrime said...

Jackson reminds me of Lucky. Sniff. Sweet, sweet Lucky. She's the reason I love dobermans to this day. I remember how nice she was when we visited your house, how she tolerated kids crawling all over her. Such a good dog.
And Chloe? My god, that face almost made me burst into tears at my desk. That is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen.
I think you should get another dog. I'm sure Goofch would love to have a playmate. :)

PartnerInCrime said...

And....? Is there a new addition to the Alphagal/SNG family or what?

cat said...

No, not yet. I'm holed up in an FBI bunker in the middle of rural West VA and this is the first I've been able to sneak access to the outside world...
What a fun job!

PartnerInCrime said...

I hope they give you a gun when they send you into some of these scary parts of the world. Yeesh.

cat said...

Yeah, it's surprising the parallels between Taliban-era Afghanistan and rural WVA. ;-)