I noticed that it was moving quite slowly and a bit awkwardly this morning. So I took a look and realized that there was a new guy in training with a vet showing him the ropes. Shout out to the garbage collectors and garbage truck tutors of the world.
Speaking of tutors, I'm thankful for my current gaggle of students. I put in a light week or so after we got Merlin to help him get used to his new home, but things are back in the swing. It seems that whenever one student finishes up, another one magically appears, and my schedule is full again.
Speaking of students finishing up, that strange girl finished up this week. The one who would often summon me and then have nothing to work on? She's taking her final exam today. She wasn't all bad, but I can't say I'm sad to see her go. She hinted about a summer class, but I'll burn that bridge when we get there.
And speaking of Merlin, he continues to be a fabulous addition. He and Penny get along great, and the cat doesn't hate him (anymore) either. He's super loving and playful and also knows how to relax. Oh, the peer pressure is strong with that one.
I'm also thankful that the sun decided to come back today. It's been gloomy and cold and wet all week, and we just aren't used to that out here. I resorted to playing mind games to delude myself into thinking I was on an exotic vacation in the rain forest. I don't think the rain forest occasionally blows snow in your face, but the delusion did work, somewhat.