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The State of the Me

First off, HUGE thanks to donutsweeper, who is lovely and sweet and who sent me flowers! Why did she send me flowers? I have a new job. Full-time with benefits ( good health insurance for the YAY) and working with people I worked with years ago and like. They took me out to lunch today to celebrate. My official start date is Monday, WOOT.

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Note to self:

Dear me,

Do not walk the dog in places you haven't scouted well enough to know that a) there are lots of holes the perfect size to step in, fall down, and fumble the leash, and b) open up (surprise!) into the back of the increasingly busy shopping center they just built next to the apartments. ESPECIALLY do not walk the dog in places that have these qualities very near each other.

No love,
Me

Still, Nelson didn't get far before I caught up to him, it was the very deserted back of the shopping center, the dirt was soft enough that I didn't hurt myself, and Nelson thinks it was a neat adventure, so. I was lucky, and it ended well. Very busy few minutes in there, though.
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Quick dog update

I am now the happy (but tired) owner of a sweet, loving, bouncy, HAPPY pomeranian. Possibly named Nelson, but I haven't decided yet. (His name is Willie. Nelson would therefore be a play on Willie Nelson, as well as the admiral.) He's snoozing by the couch now, after a brief nap in my lap. I can't tell yet if he really doesn't know basic commands (although he seems REALLY eager to learn) or if he's just too hyper from being in new surroundings to listen. Ditto with his housebreaking, but he's only had one accident so far. (And Nature's Miracle is, indeed, a miracle.) He will chase a ball until he falls DOWN. He's a giant sweetheart. He's ten pounds and I think eight of that is heart.

He ignores the cat COMPLETELY. The cat growled for an hour and still isn't happy, of course, but he's settled more than I expected today. At one point the dog was beside me on the couch and the cat was within reach on the floor, so that's not bad at all for three hours after they met. The baby gate is working well. I think Sid will eventually tolerate him, at least.

Well, I'd better take the dog out and go turn the pet deposit in. I'll probably be around later!
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DOG.

I think my "Ten is a dork" icon is very appropriate here, because I've also had a dorky grin on my face lately. In less than 24 hours, I will meet this dog, and if all goes well, I will bring him home with me. I blame becky_h's pomeranians, for their sheer awesomeness, and Becky's assurance that they really are "doggy" dogs, despite their size. But honestly, I didn't realize how much I've missed having a dog until I sent the adoption application in for this little guy. Once I heard back and set up a meeting, I really started getting excited, and then went into sheer bouncing DOGDOGDOGGYDOG hyperactivity once they'd talked to my vet and said they were perfectly comfortable with me bringing him home if the meeting went well. (Heh--apologies to the people following me on Twitter, because you got a lot of flail last night.)

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