the good, the really good, and the ugly

The last few days have been pretty interesting and exciting. Here’s a quick run-down:

The Good
* Craig finished his autobiography.
* We completed our I-600A (but we have not filed it yet – more on this later).
* Work on our basement started today.
* My awesome sister-in-law started to read “There Is No Me Without You” this week. It means a lot to me that she just went out and picked it up on her own accord after my recent comment about it .
* I’m starting a four-day weekend.

The Really Good
* Our pre-home study paperwork is done! (Yes, I was totally naive when I thought we could finish in a month. We finished in just under three months.)
* We had our first home study interview yesterday! (More on this later.)

The Ugly
* Macy is in heat. Ugh, yuck, eww, gross! I am quite mortified by this as I am such a staunch advocate for spaying and neutering. We rescued her and we don’t know her history. The vet at the shelter thought she felt a spay scar. Our vet did not feel a scar but noted that she didn’t look like she’d been through a few heat cycles, so we were all leaning toward the idea that she was in fact spayed. So we had to wait and see, since the only other option was to open her up to see if her reproductive parts were all there. (I had one of those procedures a couple of years ago!) Needless to say, she will be spayed within the next few weeks. In the meantime she is wearing a doggie diaper thingie, and thankfully she is tolerating that pretty well. But, yuck.

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7 Responses to the good, the really good, and the ugly

  1. Emily says:

    That is ugly! The same thing happened to us with our little dog (also from the pound). We did have a good time making fun of the diaper and singing her, "Girl, you are a woman now" (Neil Diamond).

    Congrats on the paperwork!

  2. Kelly says:

    Oh yes, Emily, that Neil Diamond song has been sung around our house in recent days! 🙂

  3. Erica says:

    That is so funny! Gross, yes…but funny! We used to make the diapers out of panty-hose b/c they fit so nice and snuggly. Now, I think you can buy actual diaper-things just for this occassion at PetsMart. I was thinking more along the lines of "Girl….you'll be a woman….soon" (Urge Overkill, like in Pulp Fiction) hee hee

    Erica

  4. Christine says:

    Yay and YYYYAAAAAYYYYY!!!! And ICK. Ugh. Hopefully this passes quickly!

  5. Kelly says:

    Erica – that song has been in the rotation as well!

  6. Elizabeth Frick says:

    Yahoo for all the progress! Sorry about the icky heat. 😦

  7. chasingsaints says:

    Congrats on this milestone in the paperwork process!! Must feel good.

    I've never been around a dog in heat so I'll try not to use my imagination too much…

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