We're moving forward! ... Skylights are in place and flashed; solar voltaic system on order; windows are in and doors hung.
Good Friday turned into Excellent Friday when an Oakland inspector signed off on five different building inspections all in one swoop. Barn roof = check. Plumbing = check. Framing = check. Electricity = check. Foundation pour = check.
We're moving into the final stretch. Next step: flooring (inc. wooden porch in breezeway), barney ceiling, sheet rock, finishing details ... and bring in the kennels. Hot damn!
Lookit that handsome boy. Salvador's mom Jackie Gunby sent happy news of his first hospital visit as a Delta therapy dog. Below her quotes, a favorite repeat of the video that made us all fall in love with the goober guy; being trained by Sara Scott while he lived at Oakland Animal Services. We always knew this boy was destined for goodness.
"Last night Sal did his first hospital visit at Kaiser Roseville - first hospital visits can be a little spazzy with all the smells, people and gadget traffic, etc. However, our fabulous boy was absolutely stellar, possibly the BEST first visit I've ever seen from one of my own dogs or others' dogs! Yes, I'm biased, but he kept his focus, stayed on his stool for longer periods of time (2-3 minutes) than I anticipated, really connected with the patients and staff. And, we didn't get one single negative breed comment - not one! We had lots of "gosh is he a PB, Staffy, (insert your favorite breed here)?” Lots of "what a well-behaved boy," "he's so soft!" and other positive comments." - Jackie