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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Maybe day two will be easier.

Well...I'm officially on maternity leave. I thought I would make it to the end of August, but my doctor and husband thought differently.

Today was my first day of being at home when I should have been at work. Unlike the last time I was on leave (when I actually had a baby to care for), this time, I am home on the couch watching court tv shows for about 4 weeks before the twins arrive.

It's pretty hard to shut off the "shelter brain". Who got adopted yesterday? Did they get new dogs today? Did payroll get done on time? Do they have enough animals for spay neuter tomorrow? How is the sick cat doing? What about the injured puppy? Did AM actually get to take today off? Did those boarding requests get taken care of? How many animals did the spay neuter staff spay neuter today? Where did they get the kittens from?

Nothing too fantastic or earth-shattering, but thoughts that run through my head on a daily basis. Now, those questions will have to go unanswered. In four weeks, I'll be too crazed and busy and tired to care. But today, day one of leave, I miss work like one misses a boy friend who is out of the country. You know everything is OK, but just hearing his voice would make you feel so much better.

Maybe day two will be easier.

Congratulations, put your feet up, enjoy your little bundles of joy when they arrive. Forget Court TV. Go for Animal Planet! I'll make sure to blog furiously about my dogwalking adventures and will give extra snorgles to the kittens on your behalf...

 

I hope the rest of your pregnancy is nice and uneventful! I can't wait until I'm at that stage :)

Today was a great day here in Oakland. We adopted out a bunch of dogs, including a senior Lucus, and Xavier, finalized a few PTC's, and even sent another out on PTC!

 

Yay Xman! Congrats!

 

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