This Elderly Lady appeared in my driveway and I talked to her. She looked fairly well cared for and she had a collar, but no tag. I didn’t like the idea of this lady wandering around the streets so I invited her in for a meal and refreshments, She was gracious enough to accept. I called the SADR and their advice – since she was a lost dog not a dumped or surrendered dog – I had to call the RSPCA – which I did. All in the lady was with me for quite a few hours until the RSPCA came. You know how some dogs “touch” you – well this one did for some odd reason and I advised the RSPCA that if the owners did not come for her I would like to be notified with a view to adopting her. Then I put my arms around her and gave her a cuddle and she let me. Good for her (but sort of sad for me!) the RSPCA called back later on that afternoon to let me know that the dog and owner had been reunited. I do not know what kind of dog she is but I really liked her – and – oddly enough – my Terrorist didn’t go for the stranger. Sniffed about then wandered off back to his house.
Even herself was taken with her and she is not a dog person. She had been out all morning and when she came home and was dropped off, the dog went to her then sat down next to her. Certainly she went home (the dog that is) but I am happy with the thought that if she gets out and wanders away again, she may well wander here and that’s good because it will be a safe haven for her.
It’s now been two days since Adelaide changed its plans so that’s a positive step. Perhaps I will get home on Thursday after all. It’s not too bad in that the first session on Monday will not happen until the late afternoon, which gives me time to get down and do any shopping I need to, or want to. I miss out this year because the district conference has been postponed to the 15th of June and the “President’s Workshop” a two day course at RFDS Central Operations takes place on the 17th & 18th June. I will miss out because it’s too close after the State Conference, the District Conference, fuel costs, travelling expenses and hotel bills and I don’t think I could really justify another four days of hotel bills and fuel costs. At the current rate of exchange it’s about $US6.10 per US Gallon. Not to mention the 560 mile round trip each time. It’s just much too much.