I don't know why this keeps happening to me. Last night Jeannie drove me to the PetsMart store that had scheduled a puppy class, to find that the store was closed. Two employees were still there, including the woman who runs the training program. She said they had cancelled last night's class and it was moved to two weeks later. She also said she had called me and left a message. Upon checking my phone there was indeed a msg from her, but the notification never showed on my phone. It will usually turn on a small light and the msg "Missed Call" will appear. (I have a jitterbug phone, quite unlike the phones many folks use.)
This is the second time I've gone to a class to find it has been rescheduled, and I'm pretty fed up. The pet store closest to me and within walking distance is Pet Club, a family owned small chain centered in the Bay area of CA, but they don't hold classes at any of their stores. I think the worst part about both the SPCA and PetsMart cancellations is that they were both called off at the last minute.
So I'm not sure what to do next, but I suppose I'm going to have to work with Rocky on my own. Right now I need to stop the incessant barking and have watched several Youtube videos on this subject, none of which is really applicable in my situation.
Jeannie and I talked about the feasibility of selling my house and renting an apartment near her. The woman who lives next door to her owns several apartments in that area, and in fact recently rented one to my niece and her two boys. The rents are very reasonable as rents in this area go, but it would still be higher than my current total costs. I would at least have some grass for the dog to play on instead of the unending concrete and blacktop we have now. I wouldn't have to contend with the dog park across the street from me, and while many folks in this neighborhood are very friendly, it's a certain few who ruin it. I'm also not happy about the density of the homes here. I have never seen any of Carmen's properties, but Jeannie will throw out the idea to her that I might be interested.
In the meantime I have the floor tiles for the kitchen that I need to put down, and a bit of painting to finish. I also need to seriously weigh the pros and cons of living here or moving. And all that is with a young puppy to deal with!
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