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Hurry Up and Wait (*updated!*)

May 23, 2008

Isn’t it funny that once you finally decide to do something and you take that first step, you immediately have to wait?
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Yesterday, I officially completed and sent in an application to adopt a Golden Retriever! But, now, we wait. The next step is for them to contact us to make an appointment for a phone interview. Assuming I don’t put my foot (or is it paw?) in my mouth, they will then come out for a home visit. I think I have managed to convince Sweetie that it would not be a good idea for him to wear a wife-beater, throw beer cans around and deck the kitties in stud collars during said visit.

If we pass the home inspection, then, and only then, are we deemed worthy to be able to meet an actual dog. All waggy tailed, and drooling.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the main reasons we chose this particular group was because they do such a thorough job researching potential adopters and matching dog/human temperments. But, that requires time. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. My canine biological clock has begun to tick people! Now that I have decided to get one, I want it NOW!

I am not without other distractions, however. I’m still sorting through the pictures from Paris, the quilt won’t machine quilt itself (and she’s due in June!), I need to do the scrapbook of the quiltmaking process, and I’m fishing around for a new cross-stitch project since, frankly, I’ve grown bored with my current one. There are only so many leaf veins one can do before it’s time to take a break!

But still, sometimes it’s more fun to complain about the wait, n’est pas?

*Update* I got an email today (5/26) from a volunteer with the rescue organization to set up a phone interview for some time this week! I usually do really well over the phone – I spend about half of my work hours on the phone talking to people – so I think I’ll do really well. But, how do you prepare for a phone interview about adopting a dog?!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lori permalink
    May 23, 2008 11:23 pm

    I hear the birth mother can be a real bi+ch.

    Ba DUM bum.

  2. Mrs.X permalink
    May 24, 2008 1:23 am

    Touche, my dear Lori, Touche.

    I’m sure she was a great BITCH!

  3. Emily (Apron Strings) permalink
    May 24, 2008 11:26 am

    I love those kitty collars! Can totally see my one black kitty wearing that. It’d be perfect … she already has the dark eyeliner and fur. She’s just be our other “child” … the Goth Cat.

  4. May 24, 2008 1:38 pm

    Tigger in a studded collar, hmmm.
    I suppose if she can tolerate being on the leash, she might be okay with the collar!

  5. seriously? permalink
    May 27, 2008 12:11 pm

    Before we found our own rescue puppy (she has an eye defect – no vision problems though) we applied to an Airedale rescue group that worked the same way. Very intense, I felt like I was applying to college again. Having a dog is awesome. Riley takes up most of my time at home. She is my love-bug and is a very good baby! Good luck with the phone interview. I would try not to mention your past appearance on Animal Cops, other than that you should be good. 🙂

  6. Shinejil permalink
    May 27, 2008 4:57 pm

    I’m sure you’ll do fantastic. You’re going to be one hell of a human for one lucky pup. I hope you post pics when the dog arrives.

    I’m still chortling about Lori’s comment.

  7. MrsTSalazar permalink
    May 29, 2008 4:39 am

    Thank you for the comment today!

    Good luck on the phone interview, and Goldens are great dogs!!

    I cant wait to see pictures of the new pup!


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