Thursday, November 22, 2012

Stolen from Facebook ... with a couple of minor adaptations


•Your vet thanks you for putting his kids through college. (In our case it's for the new cars but same principle!)

•Your vet's staff recognizes your voice on the phone and asks “How many are you bringing in today?”  (Oh yah - just saying "yes" when they ask if I can hold is enough usually)

•The entrance to every room of your house has a baby gate across it but you don't have toddlers. (yah)

•Crates are considered part of the furniture. (aren't they?)

•Your dogs are eating premium dog food and you're eating peanut butter sandwiches. (Kd in my case but yah)

•There is a collection of leashes at every exit of your house. And a couple of spares in the car. (again, normal right?)

•You look around the living room and think “I can fit three more crates in here if I get rid of the sofa.”

•You know every rest stop and restaurant within a hundred mile radius of your home. (and mapquest is on your favourites list)

•You've had more canine riders in your vehicle than Greyhound has had passengers. (HA and budgies, cats, hedgehogs, guinea pigs and rabbits too!)

•Friends call your cell phone and ask where you are and how many dogs you have with you.

•You have a book of baby names but don't have children. (the internet is sure I have children - sure name searching is why)

•You can temperament test a dog but have no idea why most of your family isn't speaking to you. (Sad but relevant)

•You have more animal food bowls than dinner plates in your kitchen. ( not normal?)

•People don't ask how you are; they ask how the dogs are. (HAHAHA - the dogs have more friends than I do so that makes sense)

•Any time somebody is giving something away free, you wonder if there's any way the rescue group can use it. (true)

•No matter how many times you clean it, your car still has the underlying aroma of dog. (again, not normal?)

•Your credit cards are maxed out and but you haven't bought yourself anything new in months. (thank heavens not me right now but so so understand this)

•Every time you bring home yet another foster, the resident animals look at you like, “Here we go again.” (poor poor long suffering Brody)

•You feed and walk dogs in shifts. (Big T is out with a pair right now!)

•You've been late for work because a new foster wouldn't cooperate. (and dragged said foster to work too!)

•You park your car in the driveway because you have an emergency foster in your garage. (since rescue land started I have NEVER parked in a garage!)

•People know you as that “dog person”. (Animal person but same principle)

•You have let a foster dog sleep on the bed to help him adjust to his first night in your home. (and last night too)

•You keep a supply of extra collars, in a variety of sizes, on hand. (two totes full and always grateful for donations)

•You know the location of every animal shelter in every county in the state. (...and several in other states) (province but yes)

•You have taken time off from work to pull or transport a dog. (errr...)

•You handle rescue-related issues even when you're on vacation or home sick. (got special package for just this when we were in Hawaii)

•You won't drive across town to pick up a pizza, but you've driven halfway across the province to help an animal. (good thing I don't mind driving)

•You drive an SUV or station wagon but don't have any kids. (Truck now but yes have had both)

•You spend your free weekends at adoption events. (many many years of doing this)

•Your whole life revolves around the dogs and you wouldn't have it any other way! (not quite true, I hope... more Animals are not my whole life but they make my life whole)

I wouldn't have it any other way tho!


Sara said...

That's great!

Elf said...

Thanks for doing rescue. 3 of my dogs have come via rescue groups directly or indirectly. I'm extremely grateful.

Elf said...

Oh--btw, half of these could apply to agility addicts, too. :-) My agility addict list started on facebook as well. (

andrea said...

LOVE your agility list - probably had it in the back of my mind when I tripped across the rescue one :)
had forgotten it ... nice revisit!