early spring was beautiful
Had a crazy morning a few weeks ago. The day that the puppies were going home I had customers scheduled to come every half hour. We got up early and started bathing the puppies, cleaned up the pen again, I ran to Huber's for more puppy food. We were on a schedule! Before the first customer came at 10, we brought that puppy in, checked it's micro chip number about 4 times and yes, it was the right puppy for the customer that was on her way. I micro chip them so that I can keep them straight. Well, by the time the 3rd customer was here I sent Ellie out to find puppy number 4. She could not find it. None of the numbers were matching up. I could not believe it but by this time I figured I must have jotted down the wrong number. I wasn't able to look into it as there was a customer here. They had not left yet and I was flying out to the puppies with my micro chip reader, desperate to find the next puppy. It was not to be. We looked over the paperwork, the photos... my heart sank as I realized we must have sent the wrong puppy home with customer number 2. I called her as soon as it dawned on me. She was not thrilled to be hearing from me that soon. She was 20 minutes out and her kids were 20 minutes bonded with "their" puppy. Bless her, she agreed to turn around, she had some reservations about her kids emotions. I had Mia and Ellie scramble to bag up some treats for the kids and I stuffed some cash in my pocket to pay this dear lady. Now I paced back and forth just willing her to show up with the puppy so that I could make the switch before the next customer arrived. Again, it was not meant to be. Customer number 4 was here and their puppy was not. They were really great sports about it and we didn't have to wait long.
When it arrived I did hear some wailing from the cutest little red haired boy who had to say goodbye to his puppy much sooner than anyone could have imagined.
My day was ruined. I had been so fearful of letting this very thing happen that I would fastidiously check their number against the paperwork. It was so hard on my pride. I made a mistake that cost someone 45 minutes and drama with their kids. It still smarts when I think about it.
Most of the stuff people worry about never happens. Mmmm hmmmm.
Nate's sister sneakily wrote "covid-19" on this photo board in my bathroom months ago and we only found it weeks later. I didn't even find it, my brother Ted did.
|Medical exam for school. If school does not start in the fall we will all cry.|