Temperature: -11 (Feels like -13)
Donation Total: $3055
9:40pm Arrive at shelter. Let the office cats out to stretch their legs.
9:50pm A nice gentleman drops off a donation and a Christmas card. Thank you!
9:55pm I have a pep talk with Gremlin about his meowing. Hopefully it works to keep him quiet tonight!
10:00pm Check out the dogs outside. Start bringing them in.
10:05pm Give everyone a bedtime cookie. Ghost will take a treat from my hand now! Progress!
10:10pm My bed has been moved to the office. Tonight I will try a new sleeping arrangement: Cats AND a dog! Living on the edge! The cats romp and play on the bed. This should be an interesting night!
10:20pm I get into bed and roll over and am startled by a hand under the desk. It’s a prop to help with temperament testing in dogs. Or petting a cat. (Notice the count down from the first Extreme Sleepover! It took 12 nights!!)
10:30pm Bring Bernie to the office and settle into bed. Slick is a snuggler!
10:35pm Lights out!
10:47pm Bernie found the bowl of cat food I put up on the filing cabinet and knocks some onto the floor. Crunch, crunch, crunch.
10:50pm Bernie continues to jump for the food, knocking down more each time. He can get some good height!
11:00pm Puff comes to bed and chews on my fingers and my elbow. What a weirdo.
11:07pm Puff doesn’t know the meaning of personal space.
1:57am Try to roll over but I can’t feel my legs. Bernie is heavy!
2:01am Slick is trying to do his best impression of a scarf. My neck is sweating. I’ve already got the K9 equivalent of a heated blanket on my legs.
4:36am Poppy gnaws on my fingers.
5:51am Poppy and Clara wrestle by my head. This angers Slick who starts hissing.
6:03am Puff plays with my phone cord. I take it away and she grabs my arm and starts gnawing. Brat.
6:30am Bernie hasn’t made a peep all night. And neither has Gremlin! My pep talk must have worked!
7:00am Alarm goes off.
7:05am Roll out of bed. Cats scatter. Turn on the light and discover the cats trashed the bathroom. Clara says “It was the dog!”
7:10am Clean up a bit and put the laundry they knocked in the toilet into the washer.
7:15am Feed and water the dogs. Put Bernie back in his kennel. Put cats back in their cages.
7:30am Start a load of toilet laundry.
7:50am Another donation is dropped off, along with a cat! Thank you!
8:25am Had a radio interview on CBC’s The Morning Edition! I will post a link to the interview once it is available!
Night #7 Complete!
If you’d like to donate to help me reach my fundraising goal of $5000 and so I can get back to my warm bed, here’s how!
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Box 944 Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y7