Waffles as found last night. A motorist driving down the street saw him on the side of the road. She pulled over picked him up and put him in the car and posted a picture on Facebook. Then called Tommy and Megan. She took him to the vet where she met Megan and Tommy. It was a sweet reunion. Waffles was safe, home, and warm with his parents! The only thing wrong was that he had to have his stomach pumped from eating whole fish while he was in survival mode.
This morning, it is the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday. I wore my grandma’s cross. I always wear her gold cross around my neck on Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. I should wear it more often. I went to church with my friend Jenna from work. We went to St. Paul’s Cathedral and received ashes. I thought about Waffles and said a prayer for his safety. I was so thankful he was alive. Drew and I have been so sad the past couple days and we have been eating our feelings over this dog being missing, and we actually grieved his loss. I am so glad that he is home with Megan and Tommy.
After work, I went to RMU to touch base with John about McDonough, we have a game plan for the next time they meet as a group to put their project together. I am ready to get this nailed down. I am excited to go to the conference and for the students to speak as a panel. It will be a good experience for all.
This morning, all we could think about Waffles and how he was out there somewhere in the cold. All day at work I was trying to focus, but I couldn’t I kept thinking about Waffles and where he was, and if he was even alive! I followed my brother-in-law’s Facebook page for updates and comments. It broke my heart to see his missing poster.
Drew and I kept checking Facebook throughout the day to see if there were any updates. I couldn’t focus at work. I had to sit on on meeting and take the minutes. I was asked how my weekend was, and I said it was good up until yesterday. I told them about Waffles. I was frazzled and emotional.
The faculty member said that I think you have a good excuse to not be here today in this meeting. I said, are you sure, I can take the minutes. She said no it’s fine we can manage. I said, thank you and I got up and left. I typically try harder to not let my emotions get the best of me, but this one was hitting me hard.
At the end of the day, I saw a post, that said someone saw paw prints by Waldameer and Sara’s campground. After work, I called some businesses in that area. Everything is closed for the season, or no one answers the phone. I did manage to get a hold of someone and I alerted her about Waffles and if she could please call me and let me know if she sees any prints around the area. I texted my brother-in-law and he was thankful that I was trying to reach out. He said he would keep me posted, and I promised to keep him posted if I were to hear anything.
We all were expecting the worse, except for my mother-in-law she was hoping for a miracle.
This morning, I could tell Drew was a little better, but not one 100%. We still were going to go to his parents for Christmas. My parents were meeting us over there for dinner. I was excited to spend the day with everyone, but I was worried about Drew. He wasn’t doing so well.
When we arrived to his parents, we hung out and opened gifts with Tommy and Megan.
Tommy and Megan got Drew a nice Eddie Bauer zip up, and they gave me a pink champagne 3-wick candle from Pier 1. I love Pier 1, candles, and pink champagne. They also gave us a $50 gift card to Lowes. We gave them together with a gift card to Amazon and I bought Megan a little wine glass ornament with a Santa hat on it.
I finally got to meet Waffles. I was glad to finally meet him. He has the sweetest little personality. He just comes right up to you and kisses you and pounces on you.
Butters on the other hand, just wants you to throw him the ball. He is not about kisses and cuddles. Tommy and Megan said he is the athlete.
After gifts, Drew and I went to get Aunt Toostie. We took his mom’s car. Chippewa is a bit of drive from his parents, but we made it. Aunt Tootsie was so glad to see us. She filled us in on what has been going on with her.
When we arrived back to my in-laws my parents arrived shortly after. I was glad to see them. I love it when we are all together. I just wish Drew felt better. Dinner was a huge spread. Drew seemed to have an appetite. I was glad of that.
After dinner, we hung out for a while, we decided not to go see Grandma. We would see her sometime during the week. We didn’t want her getting sick and getting what Drew had.