As I embarked on the annual New Year’s Day hike with Tom and Margot, my mind was teeming with ideas for the blog today. I planned a message of hope, optimism and encouragement for my millions of followers to enjoy as they nursed their hangovers and children.
Unfortunately, I received a text from Archie the Psychotic Chihuahua/WTF Mix’s trainer. We had delivered Archie to a training bootcamp in Turner, OR in hopes he could be transformed into a dog who could take basic commands and be house trained.
Archie was supposed to be there for a week. Today, day 3, he is being sent home. Apparently he is untrainable. So Tom and I are making the drive back to Turner to pick him up, and frankly I’m feeling a bit discouraged at the news and not able to write the cheerful bullshit I was planning to write.
Please tune in tomorrow for advice, cheerfulness, and Chihuahua recipes. Happy New Year, everyone!