I have been working for real on Anna's Bird.
I'm a little sad today. We had a dog come by for a home visit, and she bit the dude. I knew she had problems: she used to belong to an old woman who used a walker, and she kept the dog in a kennel nearly all the time. This lab-mix was nine but had the energy of a 5 year old because she's hardly been exercised. Anyway, the dude was walking behind her on the stairs, and she went for him. I know I could handle her, and some socialization would take care of this, but the dude's never had a dog so we really need something move-in ready. The good news is that we've decided to volunteer at a shelter so we can meet a wide variety of animals and maybe find one more suited to our situation. Sometimes doing the right thing makes you feel really, really bad.