Please excuse the lateness of this post. It’s been a hectic few weeks and it took a while to get all the photos together. Pretend you’re reading it 2 weeks ago:
It started when I noticed Far Fetched Friends was actually local to me. We exchanged e-mails, and eventually arranged to meet, in person (gasp!) for a dog walk. We ‘hosted’ in the North Valley.
The following month, Far Fetched “hosted’ in the south valley. At that walk, a friend of mine I met on FB joined us.
The very next month, December, was somewhat blurry, but as luck would have it, if I worked Christmas Day, I would have the whole next weekend off! I had a great time the last 2 walks, why not go for 3!
I was pretty sure more people would get together on a Saturday (as opposed to my usual availability of Sundays), so I posted an ‘event’ on FB, inviting people to join us for a dog walk through a particularly beautiful part of the Sonoran Desert.
Unfortunately, Far Fetched was out of town, but Kyla, who happens to be a north neighbor of ours, was available. Not for the walk, but for a meet and greet earlier. Alas, the House of Kyla was striken by the Plague that is going around right now, (I had it last week, Crabby is getting it as we speak) and the meet was cancelled, but hopes remain we will indeed meet some day.
As far as the response from Facebook, we were joined by Lori and Don from Pittie Me Rescue, Aimee, also from Pittie Me and Tonya from New Hope Cattle Dogs of Arizona. Run A Muck Ranch was represented by Crabby, Marcy, Hector and me.
Here is your slide show of the day:
We don’t spend enough time face to face anymore. “Meeting” Far Fetched on WordPress, in my opinion, was probably one of the best events that occurred in 2013. A little online conversation and a commitment to meet has turned in to, what I hope, becomes a regular occurrence.
It’s a big world out there! Don’t limit yourself to a chair and a computer screen. Reach out and actually meet people, in person. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Breaking News: 1/9/13: Somewhere during the hike, I had an epiphany: Gatlin, one of Tonya’s foster dogs, would be the perfect kid for one of my landscape clients. These particular people borrow Run A Muck Ranch kids on a regular basis. That they never found ‘the one’ was based on the Mrs.’s hope that she could find one “just like [ours]”. Any dog could be a Run A Muck Ranch dog, and in Gatlin’s case, that belief held true.
The Dog Formerly Known as Gatlin, At Least For The Time Being, Now Known as Vinny, went to his forever home, with my clients, late this afternoon. As his forever babysitter, I look forward to telling you all about him!