May 28, 2010

White Dog and Quinn were both at the door to greet Michael when he returned home early from school today. They could sense his excitement and sadness even though they didn't quite understand the idea of "the last day of school for the summer." Michael has adapted well this semester and made great grades; he has much to be proud of. He is a favorite among his teachers and will miss the interaction with them until next Fall; he will also (I suspect) miss the normalcy of his established daily routine.

As they watched him empty his backpack of the semester's accumulation, White Dog asked him about the immediate future and what it held. Michael explained that summer school did not start until late in June and would involve both traditional classes and a transitioning program that will help him develop job and important life skills. I chimed in to explain to the White Ones that we had agreed that Michael would do volunteer work a couple of mornings a week until then and that he was hoping to work at our local animal rescue no-kill shelter. Both White Dog and the Other White Dog were excited by this prospect.

Quinn sat politely in front of him and waited to recognized. When Michael reached down to pet him, Quinn wanted to know if there would be more time for the two of them to take more walks and get to know the neighborhood better. "You bet!" came the resounding response. TOWD wagged his delight!

P.S. Today is Digby's Gotcha Day! Please stop by Prinnie's Yaps and leave well wishes about her gentle brother.


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a nice update on how well Michael is doing!

The LONG summer - Mom has always said kids would be better served with a year 'round set up with more mini breaks - too much gets furgotten and even the kids are ready to return by summer's end!

BTW, we are snikhkering at our word: it is CORSES - good thing skhhool taught us it is courses!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yes, transport on Sunday - first thing from 'here' to Allentown for The Brittany Rescue - should be quite fun -

AND MFT doesn't know it BUT I did pick up another legOlamb at BJ's on Thursday...

Not sure when I crockpot it!

Casper and pals said...

Yay for Michael and his plans to volunteer at a dog rescue!

Teddy Bear said...

Summer break is here already? We hope Michael enjoys the time off from school before summer sessions begin. More walks sound good to us!

Teddy Bear

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You all must be so proud of Michael. We hope he finds time to relax and recoup over the summer - he has been through a lot of transition this year - and so it would seem, very good transitions at that.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thanks for stopping by Khyra's Khontest Blog! You know you can always the blooper part of the khontest if your not great catchers!

Remington said...

Great job Michael! Summer's are great to relax and have fun! Have a fun filled weekend!

Sagira said...

I wish I could have the summer off again, that would be SO nice!

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

What a great story! I am so furry happy for Michael! It sounds like he did a fantastic job and he should be proud of himself! Quinn, I am so glad you will have more time with Michael now that he is home from school!

Very cool that Michael might be able to work with the homeless animals. Good luck Michael!

Happiness all around!


Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone, We're glad that Michael is going to volunteer at an animal rescue. It could be the start of a great career in veterinary medicine. Who knows -- he might even come home with some furry *surprises*.

Hugs and yips,