I know you guys are gonna just love this ......
I went out for my comfort food dinner to a small restaurant in Capitan, met Gail there. It is a place that I've gone dozens of times since moving here, and I've come to know the owners over time. They also have a small B & B where I stayed a couple days when my floors were being tiled and carpeted. It was fun to learn that they had two Shih Tzu, and remarkably, they look a lot like Ali and China (or Mai Lin). Cute little dogs. They didn't meet my China and Ali directly, but the four of them "chatted" through a fence. It was cute to watch them.
The woman came to take our orders and we chatted a while. We were the first customers there for the evening, so there was no pressure on her so she around stayed a while. During our chat I asked her about their plans to go to Panama. They were supposed to go there to set up and then run an off shore casino in about a year, and I had offered to care for the dogs if they needed to go back and forth so they didn't have to keep them in quarantine. Then when they got finished with the set up and could stay put, they could take the STs.
She told me that they had cancelled the deal because they became concerned about some of the conditions of the contract, so they would be staying here. Then she told me that because of some other reasons, she feels she can not give the dogs the attention she should be and she was planning to call me to see if I would like to have them! She said she really cares for them, and feels she just can't do everything she needs to do right now and still give them the necessary care. And she said she can't think of anyone she would rather have them with than me. I was stunned!
So we are going to get together with all the dogs for a "play date." If the dogs get along alright, it looks like I may have (OK, stop laughing!) six (6) dogs!! Quit it! You're gonna hurt yourself guffawing like that!
How do I stumble into these situations? Do I have "Easy Touch Loves Dogs" tattooed on my forehead?