Post by janetcatbird on Sept 9, 2005 23:53:20 GMT -5
Oh, Observer, that's terrific! I remember you talking about how special dogs have been for you personally--you'd be wonderful doing this! I certainly hope things work out well for you.
One girl who lives in my dorm (and I had a class with her last year) uses an assistance dog. I don't know her terribly well--I'm not sure but I think she has cerebral palsy, she uses a power chair--but I know sometimes before/after class when her dog wasn't working she'd let us pet him. A gorgeous retriever, I think those rare moments of getting to rub him helped those of us going through pet withdrawal. But of course, work came first, and even off-duty he was too well-trained to do anything more than raise a paw.
"If it's dangerous to talk to yourself it's probably even dicier to listen." --Jim Hightower
Happy belated birthday, Observer! I'm also sending positive energy your way. I hope you get the job, and if you end up coming to the headquarters in MI. I hope you'll let me know so we can get together.
Meltex, good to see your name on the boards again! I'm sending good vibes your way, too, for a wonderful wedding and a happy marriage
I'll put this over here for Metella and any others who like to decorate...or nest.
We did just get our new house. Its not a new house, but its been completely re-done on the inside and move-in ready.
The owners actually used a lot of the same color schemes I love, so the only painting may be in a bathroom or one of the spare bedrooms. Now, if I could just find curtains that will go well with dark mauve and sage green (the walls in my den).
And is there any way to down-play yellow? One of my bathrooms is a light lemon yellow, and I think I may want to tone it down some.
Now.. if Hurricane Rita will just go somewhere else, I can start worrying about furniture and moving in. *sheesh*
"Sanity calms, Madness is more interesting." ~Bertrand Russell