A bit if time has passed since my last posting. Life has been busy and that is just AOK.
Anna is doing well. AIT (Advanced Individualized Training) has begun so in about 12 weeks and 3 days (not adding in her 2 weeks Christmas leave) she will be a legal specialist for the US Army! She is still at Fort Jackson and I think it comforts her a bit to be in familiar surroundings. If anyone wants her address just email me and I will get it for you. She really is looking forward to getting mail. Even though she can text and call she misses having letters from friends and family to read.
Quite the reality check when we start hearing about some of the Soldiers who graduated from BCT at the same time she did getting their deployment orders. Part of me thinks “already?” And another part of me fills with dread and fear for the ones we know are going over seas. In reality, no matter what the MOS they are all there to protect our country and are ready to go where told to. Its just hard for a mom to think about.
I want to also introduce you to our newest foster dog, Gi Gi! She is a Basset mix – ok, so some will say she is a “designer” breed. At least that is what the woman called her and about 199 other dogs that were taken from her property in Scranton, SD by the Humane Society at the beginning of October when she lost her home…leaving said 200 dogs also homeless. At the risk of going overboard I am not going get up my soapbox about this type of “breeder.” Right now I have a hound in need of some tlc.
Although it is hard to see – GiGi has a rather significant cherry eye on her left as well as a blue tinged globe. The cherry eye will be fixed. GiGi is a little less than 30 pounds, which is hard to also see in this photo. The vet feels she is probably mixed with Dachshund. GiGi is very timid – possibly from a lack of human contact. Her house training skills have a bit of room for improvement. She adores Perry and Cailin and gets along wonderfully with our dogs. That is all good news. She has come a long way in the last week since she arrived in our home. I’m wondering if Perry will be able to give up his little girl when she finds her perfect forever home?
If you or anyone you know might be interested in a special hound like GiGi BBR has 12 more of them looking for forever homes! Check them out here!