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August 25, 2010

Not Dead Yet!

I have been neglectful. Not because I love you any less but because there are a lot of changes going on in real life right now. The biggest change is I left my corporate job and am working on building my own consultancy business. It is a lot of work! Great fun but a lot of work.

Another big change I neglected to mention is the new family member. This was not a planned addition but it is how things worked out. I was driving to Arizona for Christmas and at a truck stop I found this little guys:

He was standing in the Wendy's drive-thru at a very busy truck stop. This is one of those truck stops where there are no homes around at all and so many cars getting fuel that he didn't stand a chance. I spent quite a bit of time looking for someone he may have wandered away from and worked with the truck stop staff to see if anyone was looking for him but it became apparant that someone had simply dumped him.

Poor guy! He has actually fit in beautifully with the pack and got very attached to me quite quickly. So now we are up to 4 dogs! Clearly he has hound in him (I think Beagle) so he and the Greyhounds understand each other.

He does try to make up for the Greyhound's missing guard dog gene. Unfortunately he seems to be guarding me mainly from butterflies, birds, and squirrels. Every time I let them out in the yard he runs back and forth between the trees in each corner of the yard. There are other trees but he seems to believe these hold the greatest squirrel threat.

I think the Yarn Harlot could probably use his services in her yard!