Spring has sprung!

Happy Spring, everyone! Are you enjoying the trees budding with fresh green leaves? The rainbow of flowers just starting to blossom? How about the natural soundtrack of song birds and kids outside playing? I AM! I live for cold weather, but change in general is magical to me.

Obligatory picture of flowers

See how excited I am? FLOWERS! THOSE ARE NEW!!!

Hopefully your Spring is starting off a little smoother than mine. I’ve recently come down with Pneumonia. Yes. Literal Pneumonia, which is a first for me, since I’m younger than 80 and live in 2016. And I’ve recently learned that this body is allergic to at least one thing. As sassy as this vessel is, my poison is of course antibiotics, specifically Levofloxacin. Uncool.

Despite going back to work the morning I was diagnosed with the big P, I did opt to stay home for the combination of the infection and my first ever allergic reaction. What a slacker, I know.

Aside from my health (or lack there-of) so much has changed since our last post! Old Man cat (Ojii-chan was his official name in our home) was returned to his rightful family just before Christmas. This was sad for me, as I was admittedly excited about keeping him, but it was definitely the right thing to do. If I found someone’s kid, it would be very wrong to keep them; same goes for a pet. (Not that I want someone else’s human spawn anyway.)

I also changed careers, which was a long time coming but also felt like it was never actually going to happen. This may come as a big shocker to absolutely nobody, but I am thrilled to announce I work for my local animal shelter!! FINALLY!

I am beyond excited to experience animal rescue from yet another new point of view and so far it is already enlightening. I expect this will change Dream Big, Bark Loudly a little bit, but not fundamentally. I still advocate spay and neuter and training, and now I’ll be a little louder about the importance of microchipping, too. Not to mention, since I’m back down to only one job, hopefully I’ll be better about actually writing here. All work and no play sounds great until it doesn’t, which is pretty much immediately.

As per usual, my aim is to be down to earth, welcoming of any audience, and so optimistic it verges on naive. So if you ever find yourself burning with questions about the inner workings of animal shelters, animal laws, or the sad life of a twenty-something lady nerd, seek me out. I’ll be real with you.