Today was SUCH a long day. But, everything happened that needed to happen, so it was also a good day.
The collies I mentioned in an earlier post were rescued. Lots of people pitched in to help to make sure the boy collie got to Columbus tonight. He has some serious mobility issues. He was also scared to death of a collar and it took me 20 minutes to get him in the SUV.
It didn't help that I had to half carry him all the way down the hill to the road where I had left the SUV. I did ask the owner if she thought the makeshift bridge would hold the Toyota, and she said, "It might." MIGHT? Okay. The vehicle stayed put.
The saddest part of the whole day was that the owner didn't even pat her dogs goodbye. No leash or toy went with them. Of course, they were completely filthy and smelly, and maybe that was the reason for the lack of a goodbye, but I had my arms completely around the one collie and the girl kept coming over and kissing me.
Trust me on this. Trying to catch your breath as you coax a terrified dog down a lengthy hill AND a collie tongue anywhere near your mouth is NOT a good thing.
Here's a picture of the boy that was so scared. He calmed down quite a bit after we had him in our yard for awhile.