And all is better in his world. He's busy, warm and dry, and really, that's all I can ask for.
Evidently, this was a "So, no one's dead, RIGHT?" call, because he logged on to USAA this morning and saw that I'd used the roadside assistance. It's labelled as "Towing," no matter what you use it for. I had to have a PopALock guy come out, because I'm a dingaling and locked my keys in the truck. Yes, staggeringly blonde. Seriously, though, I cannot figure out how they ended up behind the driver's seat. *croggle*
I'm adjusting to him being gone, although his side of the bed is still awfully empty. Moose and Moxie just aren't the same, even if the Dane does outweigh John. I mean, John doesn't snore, and well...Moose does. Not really loud, but enough to make me realize that he's *not* John. (You know, I think I'm really terribly grateful for this. I just...yeah. Not GOING THERE.)
The dogs all woke me up at 0345 with "OMG, MOM! GOTTA GO NOW!!!!!!!!" Which is better than them NOT waking me up, so I'm okay with that. Moxie has been having some problems with remembering her housetraining, but that seems to be getting better. I caught her squattng yesterday and interrupted it, then gently grabbed her collar and led her outside, and that seems to have jogged her memory that she's *supposed* to pee outside.
Also, since reading I has a sweet potato the dogs have all taken to telling me they've been badly raised. By people who STARVED them. Or IGNORED them. Depends on the dog. But mostly, it's starving. I did find something funny yesterday. Gina is...rarely a couch dog. She'll get up on it, if she REALLY wants petting and you're just not cooperating, but I've never seen her up on the couch to just hang out and sleep. I forgot something in the house yesterday, and had to run back inside, and as I passed through the living room, she stood up on the couch, like I'd woken her up, and looked like she'd gotten caught with her paw in the cookie jar. Hell, like she'd gotten caught spelunking in the cookie jar. I just patted her on the head, told her she was a good girl, and zoomed back out the door. However, GINA ON THE COUCH FTW!!!! As far as I'd been able to tell, the only vice Gina really had is not wanting to be brushed. Now I know she sneaks on to the couch. YAY! That makes me feel better for some reason.
I think I'm going to start doing frozen kongs for the doggehs, since they are left alone for a long time during the day. I'll have to adjust Lardbutt (AKA Moxie) when it comes time to feed, but if I can at least give them something nummy to think about during the day, it'll help the time pass. :-) Also, as weird as it sounds, I'm probably going to try this CD: Through a Dog's Ear. Maybe a bit woo-woo, but anything to help the puppehs through the day is good in my book. :-)
I think that's all for right now.