So, if you say my "Mostly Wordless Wednesday" yesterday you know that I have basically been away from Guide Dogs for a month and have gone almost a month without a dog or at least a pet. And I have to tell you, there is such fire in my heart and stomach that I can only describe the feeling as complete and utter HATRED. I mean it. I absolutely hate not having an animal around. I just don't feel...complete?...right?...sane? Anyway, if you read my other blog you will have noticed that I tried buying a stuffed cat to supplement the "no animal" thing. It's ok except, well, you know, my cat doesn't move. And so my fight is about to begin.
I would really love to puppy raise (which they call being a Puppy Walker) for the UK branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind. I thought I could stay away during the semesters of school and raise during the summer, but I was horribly mistaken. So I, with the help of my fabulous leader Mary, looked up GDB in the UK. They still use German Shepherds and I would love to raise one! They also use Border Collies occasionally and I think it would be very cool to raise one of those. But first comes the problem of my rooming.
I don't quite live in the dorms. I do live in University Accommodations, but it's not run exactly by the University. I can't quite describe it, but there is a part in my lease that says "no pets". Which brings me to the loophole. It didn't say "no animals" it just said "no pets". If I were to raise a puppy here he/she (though as you all know I am partial to females) would not be classified as a pet but a service dog in training. I don't know how far this is going to get me, but I'm going to try very hard to make this happen if not this semester then next. I'd ask for an older dog, probably with some problem because I love to have the "troubled child." Freya was a troubled child for a long time and Rocco was too for quite a while, so I'm just use to it. We'll see how everything goes, but wish me luck!