Rubber meets the road time.
They are gone, left at 2 pm. By the time I got home, Addler was definitely an unhappy camper. No other dogs in the back yard with him, no-one in the house, not happy at all. I am going to have to find another dog for him soon. The Dane that was offered apparently is no longer being offered, they didn't like the fact that i couldn't drop everything I am in the middle of and drive 150 miles to go see if that Dane and Addler are compatible and bring him home.
Found another one. But, I am going to peruse the local Craigslist ads and see if there is another breed that might be a weeeeee bit smaller and go that route instead. I am just a Dane lover, but I have had several other breeds of dogs as well that I really liked and loved. I've had my share of mutts that all turned out to be great dogs. I just don't want to start from scratch, ie: housbreaking and obedience and all of that.
There are a large number of breeds I don't want, including Beagles, Labs, Bassett Hounds and Greyhounds, but many more really. I like other people's small dogs, I don't want one. I want a dog that has a good temperament and not known to be aggressive by nature. Which eliminates numerous other breeds including Pitbulls, Dobermans and Rottweilers. I also don't want a known escape artist. I have no patience for that and those dogs usually end up lost or dead, in a pound or someone else takes them home.
Well, the only night I'll have the house to myself. Which matters not either way. I had no energy to move anything tonight, which is what I had given half a thought about anyway. Meaning tomorrow is going to be gruesome getting everything out of here. I do, however, have a cleaning lady coming. I put in an ad on Craigslist for $10 for cleaning and got probably 30 responses. One of them was from a lady that claims she does tenant home cleaning, charges $10 per hour and has her own tools and cleaners. Well howdy do! She'll be over at 8 am. I would have had her come earlier but something tells me that getting up in the morning isn't going to be fun and since I don't really have to be up that early, I: won't. It was extremely intense, 300 miles of driving in heavy downpouring rain today and that takes a lot of focus and wears me out mentally.
Whatever the case, I need to get to bed early cause' I know this is going to wear me out tomorrow.
I'm not sure what I"ve gotten myself into. Do I really want to take care of someone else's house for 2 years? Welp, I agreed to it though stipulated that "anything" can happen but promised to give well advance notice if anything happens that I need to skidoodle. With that, I'm off to bed.
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