Last night the slow leak under my kitchen sink decided to roar it's ugly head. When first aware I put a container under the sink to catch the drip in order to delay repair but realized it wouldn't heal itself. Thankfully today was able to get a plumber just 3 days before Thanksgiving.
Since I have a Rottweiler, it is always an issue inviting workers in since Rotties get a bad rap ~ so I always ask if they have a problem with a BIG dog. Thankfully my plumber was okay with Ben.
Ben was 3 years 7 months when adopted and happy he is a well behaved dog. Sadly Rotties get a bad rap ~ yes they can be badly behaved when not well socialized or irresponsible owner breeding and training.
Anyway, the plumber was here about 2 hours and I needed a new kitchen sink faucet unit. Was hoping to have the bill today but one is being sent to me so have no idea what this is going to cost. EEK! Plumbers, electricians, doctors and lawyers make darn good money for their hours or quarter hours of work. Unfortunately we rug hookers can't claim the same for our time and materials.
Sorry to bore you but here is a picture of the first meeting of my big boy Ben on his previous property. The owner had him tethered to a tree to be sure he was there when I arrived to meet him. When I got out of the car I looked at him and said, ...."Ben, I know you, but you don't know me". The owner unleashed him, Ben sniffed and I told him to sit. This was the very first picture of him that I took. He looks so sad and humbled.
When I look at this picture even now I'm not sure what he is feeling. Ben did have manners because he followed my command. He lived either in the basement or was let run free. Unfortunately he would chase cars. and the faster the vehicles would drive the more he wanted to chase. That could have been a deadly game for him.
Now when I gently grasp his face and talk to him I will say, "Hi, Ben..... I know you but you don't know me". Ben's ears will perk up like he remembers our first meeting.
OMG, I sure do love my boy Ben. Isn't he handsome?? BTW, when the plumber wanted to talk to me and explain the plumbing issues, Ben put himself between the plumber and me. Ben was doing his job protecting his mom and his home.
If you are wanting a dog or giving a dog to someone for Christmas, please research about the characteristics, needs, size and activity levels of animals before you choose. Having a pet is like having a child. They require doctor visits, annual shots and meds to keep them healthy. Pets ARE a responsibility and we are their caretakers.
And, please consider adoption. Look what I have and he was 3 years 7 months. With Ben I visited him 3 visits to be sure it would work. All I can say is I love my boy Ben.
Have a great evening.