1. It's not freezing, currently.
It's a lovely morning with blue skies and mild temperatures. We've had our share of snow and ice and cold and muck, which just makes me grateful for days like today in late February. Not only is it nice to see the sun and spend comfortable time outside, it's nice for...
2. Getting fresh air on the pooch...
Penny the poochkin is about 6 months old now and a 20-pound powerhouse! She's the smallest dog we've ever had, but don't be fooled by that little body! So it's nice to get her outside so she can take me for a walk. I'm really looking forward to taking her hiking once the trails are less muddy and she's gotten better at leash etiquette. In the meantime...
3. Potato training is going well too
The cat is an adept teacher. He puts the "Nap" in Napolion.
4. My wonderful, intelligent, polite, articulate tutees.
I have about ten students in my current "rotation", and with the exception of the strange mother/daughter thing I mentioned earlier, they're a nice bunch of hard working teens and young adults. I realize that's been my typical experience, so a good bizarre situation serves as a reminder to be grateful.
On that note, I did get a summons of sort this week from the bizarre one. I was careful to ask for "evidence" of her needing a session - something I've NEVER requested before because it's a given, right?? I also asked that she cancel if things change - again, who needs to ask for this??
Later that evening, I got the follow-up cancellation. Hallelujah. Who knows what "switched around". I'm starting to wonder if the mom was with her and told her to schedule when she initially texted, and then she cancelled later, in private.
But who really knows? It does serve as a reminder to appreciate the others!
5. More pet appreciation
Chaco and his girlfriend lost their dog, Calli. ("lost" as in, she died).
Calli was a big beautiful Husky - the girlfriend's dog, and the two of them came as a package deal. She'd had some recent health issues of which the vet hadn't pinned down the source, only ruled some things out. Now, after the fact, it looks like she likely had a brain tumor 😢
So I'm grateful for pets in general and for getting to know Calli a little. She had a regalness about her, in that she seemed to know that she was a big, beautiful Husky, and we were honored by her presence. Rest In Peace.
Linking up again this week with Mama Kat for the prompt:
5. List your five most recent favorite things.