Almost got the dog today…

We went to the adoption centre today expecting to pick up our new dog and to give him a nice long walk home from the city centre to where we are in Perdizes. Unfortunately, the day did not work out as planned.

First, we found that the dog we had chosen last week is not very used to walking on a lead. Sure, it won’t take long to get him up to speed on that, but it’s not ideal to walk a dog home from the adoption centre when he needs to get used to the new owners first.

So we had to change plan and go home, expecting to drive back to fetch him, but when I started the car I found that we had a flat tyre.

Usually that would not be such an issue – a quick wheel change and away – but I had only noticed this morning that the jack we received with the car is useless. I had made a mental note to get a new jack soon. I never realised that the very same day would be when I needed it!

So I just had to park up the car again and abandon the idea. I’ll have to buy a new jack in the morning, sort out the wheel, then get the car over to a garage to have the original tyre checked and maybe refitted.

In the meantime, the old pooch is going to have to wait for us… I’m sure we will see him in a few days. At least it gives us a bit more time to prepare… he still has only one bed so that should be sorted before he arrives!
Dog shelter, São Paulo

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