Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Scene from my living room

Yesterday afternoon, 3:00, I'm curled up on the couch with a down throw over my whole body, head included, while Josh is laying on the floor surfing the web. All of a sudden I jolt upright - not realizing I had fallen asleep - because I snored so loudly that it woke me. We laughed for about a half hour.

What do you think the chances are that that will get less cute as the years go by?!

I was so tired because I got up at 6:00 to go take care of the critters at Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS), the animal shelter on base. I was there four hours, working hard to walk four dogs twice apiece, feed and water seven dogs (the three puppies can't go outside yet) and about a dozen cats and kittens, scoop litter, sweep floors, wash dishes, clean kennels, do laundry, and clean an ungodly amount of poo off the puppies' play area floor.

Seriously, what is UP with puppies?! They just poo on the floor, then run through it and play IN IT. And how can that much poop come out of three tiny doggies? I don't understand. I know that's why they're so cute, because otherwise we'd have to kill them. I mean it.

PAWS is entirely volunteer-run. Entirely - there are no paid staff members at all. If anybody in Yokosuka is reading this, why don't you go by a couple bags of Iams or Science Diet food, or a couple big packs of paper towels, and drop it by the shelter? I'm going to do the same myself, and keep going there to clean poo and give those little critters some love and (in the case of the dogs) discipline. They need it.

1 comment:

Otenth Paderborn said...

Oh, lord, the times I've waked myself snoring. Sigh.

Now I wear a c-pap (or something; I just call them all c-pap machines, even though I know they're not) when I sleep at night.

Did I ever mention snoring in the middle of a dark stadium-seating lecture auditorium during a design teacher's slide show? Loud enough for him to stop and look up into the class?

Oh, good times. :-)

Kenneth