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What a day. I woke up late and had to get a taxi into work. Ouch. The server went down in the office for the third day running, so I didn't get much done. My dad's in hospital because he's having trouble swallowing (we don't know why yet, so no point in being emo about it). I had to get a taxi from work, so called a private hire cab and went downstairs to meet the car. I got soaked in this sudden... monsoon that left me drenched in seconds, in howling winds, and the stupid cab didn't turn up. I hailed a hackney and had to pay an arm and a leg to get to hospital. The private hire cab rang twenty-five minutes after they said they'd be there in a minute. Fuck you, Delta cars. Never, ever using you again.

[burnt too many times.]

So, it took me hours to feel warm and human again and I'm sitting here scrolling through the news when I come across this video. It's made by a charity who rescued 72 beagles from a laboratory that was being shut down in Spain. They would've been destroyed otherwise. Instead, here they are, seeing sunlight and putting their paws on the grass for the first time ever in their lives:

It's a lovely video with a very happy ending, but I cannot stop crying. It puts my own stupid troubles into perspective. ;_;

Date: 2011-11-29 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I won't watch that video as its been a difficult day and I don't want to cry but I'm glad of the happy ending.

I hate lying cab companies! Especially when it's raining.

I hope what ails your dad is easy to cure. (h)

Date: 2011-11-29 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Seattle is trapped in a cloud of ICE so I know some variation on your pain but being wet and cold is the worst.

As is being at work when it's impossible to get anything done.

YAY for rescued doggies!

Date: 2011-11-29 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That video made my day, so lovely to see them free! And totally made me want a beagle, they have such soulful eyes!

Getting caught in the rain sucks, I got caught in a downpour today but I was just out with my dog so cut his walk short, although he couldn't have cared less about it! I'm sure cabs always lie about how soon they'll be there so they don't lose a customer. Still so much easier than getting the bus though!

Date: 2011-11-30 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Time to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini!

Yeah, wet + cold is exhausting. I hope they'll figure out what's going on with your dad quickly, and have him feeling better.

Aww, shelter dogs are so awesome. I loved taking care of the dogs at the animal shelter. Once they had a rail-thin, obviously abused German shepherd. She was so anxious all the time that when I'd take her out for a walk, she'd constantly try to hide between my legs. But I helped her acclimate to the world a little, and I also taught her to walk on stairs, which she had no clue about and was afraid to try. (So sad, she must have been 2 yrs old, and didn't know how to walk on stairs. Like even a couple steps. I don't even want to think about how she'd been living before that. ;_; )

Date: 2011-12-01 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

My face could not get clear on whether I wanted to sob or to smile really hugely, so it contorted into this strange nearly painful expression and I got all choked up.

Date: 2011-12-01 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope your Dad is okay :(

So many tears at that video. Trying to man-up so can show Dad it without looking like a waterfall with legs.


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