…what do you think about welcoming a new Official TUAK Dog?
Long-time readers are familiar with Susan Callaway, our Mama Liberty, and are probably aware that she passed away recently. I held off mentioning it here until the official Price of Liberty announcement, and that delayed so long that when it finally came I didn’t really know what to say: I’ve had the tab open for two days but couldn’t think what to write. You either didn’t know anything about ML in which case why would you care, or you long since knew she was dead from other sources and have already processed it in your own way.
So I was just going to let it go, but it seems we may possibly be blessed with an opportunity to honor ML in a very real and material way. She had a male Corgi named Laddie, and of course as her own end approached she made arrangements for some neighbors to adopt him. But (of course) sometimes our plans go awry. The neighbors already have a dog, Laddie is not young and has always been the only dog, and he sees no reason to play second fiddle to a bigger dog who was already there and sees no reason to play second fiddle to him. So. Sometimes these things just don’t work out.
Anyway, the placement is not yet officially a failure, but since I lost Little Bear just shortly before ML died I’ve been on deck from the beginning as Plan B. I didn’t give it much thought because of course adoptions usually work out fine unless there’s something really wrong about the dog or the new home, and there just wasn’t. But “usually” means sometimes not. So.
IF the placement becomes an official failure and IF there’s no immediate local substitute – and right now there isn’t – somebody not me is going to need to make a long trip to the southwest desert. We haven’t worked this out or even opened discussion about transport. I only just now got word that this is a real possibility and I must admit I’m kind of excited, but it’s not a done deal or even officially a deal at this point. It’s just a possibility that has suddenly opened. So I may regret even mentioning it here, but that’s what’s going on.