On Friday the Camarillo shelter staff let us know that Chico had come down with kennel cough and could not be sent to Simi that day as planned. I agreed to stop by the shelter Saturday at 8am to transport him to a vet hospital in North Hollywood on my way to Devore. Well, things don’t always go as planned and the staff wasn’t going to release him till 9am. Too late for me, as I had the other commitment. So Chico stayed at the shelter another day until I could pull and transport him on Sunday. And that’s what I did on Sunday. Hopefully it is a minor case and he will be all better and ready for his upcoming trip to Arizona next week. We will have to wait and see.
On Thursday I was asked if I would take a mommy Chow mix and her 3 pups to Sacramento to be placed with Cheryl at Adopt A Chow. I said of course I would, if you can arrange a puller on this short notice. Joan did, and the rest is history. I showed up at Devore Animal Shelter at 10am on Saturday and Pat, from a local rescue that volunteered to pull, was also there. She filled out all the paperwork and by 11am I was on the road to Sac-town with the mom, her pups and one extra 8 month old chow that we just couldn’t leave behind. I called Cheryl on him and she said it was ok, so we loaded him up too. What’s one more considering what his alternative was? I do know they all were on that day’s list to be put down, so it was today or never. Thankfully all came together and they are now up north and safe. I arrived back in Camarillo about 2am and had a 10am appointment at the Camarillo shelter on Sunday. That’s another story.