But here is some good news: Aunt Cheryl got a new dog not too long ago. He is not a basenji, but instead, he is an airedale. Aunt Cheryl does lots of airedale rescue, and so she meets a whole bunch of airedales. And now she adopted this one, and his name is Sully. He's pretty young, like maybe three years old, but I don't remember for sure. Anyway, he was kept out in somebody's yard on a chain, so he had chain wounds around his neck when he was rescued, plus also he was really thin. But even after all that, Sully turned out to be a really friendly, super-nice boy. Or at least that's what Aunt Cheryl says.
The worst thing about Sully is that he has heartworms, so he is getting treated for those. And when you are getting treated for heartworms, you have to stay very calm and quiet. You're not supposed to run and play, no matter how much you want to, because if a clump of dead heartworms gets into your lungs, it can kill you right away.
So Aunt Cheryl told Mom that Dorrie and I may not get to meet Sully because she doesn't want him to get excited and try to play with us. But I think Mom will be allowed to meet him, and she can take some pictures and tell us all about him.
But anyway, getting back to our trip, the reason we are going to Austin is not just to visit Aunt Cheryl, even though that's always fun to do. We are also going there because the Cactus and Succulent Society of America is having a convention, and Mom is attending it. And so is Aunt Cheryl. Dorrie and I are not going to the convention because (1) dogs are not allowed there, and (2) we think it would be boring. So the two of us girls will just stay at Aunt Cheryl's house and take a nap while the convention is happening.
While we are gone, our foster kittens will stay at other foster homes. And our kitty siblings went to Dr. Patricia's clinic for boarding. Mel went there, too, because Mom thought he was too old for traveling so far. So it's just the three of us girls who are going to Austin. We're going to try to drive all the way there today, and all the way back on June 23. Dorrie was kind of nervous when Mom started packing everything last night, but I told her about Aunt Cheryl's house and that she would have a good time there. I'm not sure if she believed me or not, but she'll see after we get to Austin.
I think my blog will probably be on vacation during the time I'm in Austin. If I happen to decide to write something, I will, but sometimes a girl just needs to take a break!