This morning I cleaned the van and did laundry as usual. Then in the afternoon we went into town to get groceries and pick up some Amazon orders at America’s Mailbox. A bunch of dog stuff! Hooray!
My dear family is coming to visit in exactly a week and they’re bringing us our dog Ramona. We feel ready to have her with us now and we just can’t wait to introduce her to #vanlife. She’s going to love being outdoors all the time!
I had to order all new stuff for her since anything that’s been in upstate New York, has the potential of being contaminated. Sadly, upstate New York is a problematic location for a lot of biotoxin illness sufferers.
We ordered Ramona a new crate, new dishes, a new leash and harness, and treats. Plus a bottle of shampoo since she’s going to need to decontaminate too! When we got to America’s Mailbox Brett brought out all the boxes so that I could test the items.
Thankfully, nothing was terribly contaminated besides a few of the boxes which we threw away immediately. We always take new things out their packaging before bringing them into the van anyway, just to be safe.
A few items felt mildly contaminated and I put them in plastic bags to protect our van. I’ll set them out in the sun for a few days and that should fix the problem. I also transferred the dog treats into a new bag and threw away the original packaging which didn’t feel so good.
Seeing all of the dog stuff made me realize how excited I am! I can’t believe we’re really going to have Ramona again!!! Yippee! It’s going to be so happy!!!
It felt like when we were preparing to bring her home for the first time as a puppy. Only this time we already know and love her. We will definitely want to get a video of the joyous reunion. She going to be so excited! I hope she doesn’t sprain her tail from wagging too hard! Don’t laugh, that really did happen to a dog once!😉
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HOW EXCITING! I love dogs! 🙂 Your family is amazing! I think it’s awesome that they’re coming all that way WITH a dog and they’ll have to do the whole decontaminating thing….But I’m sure they’re super excited and of course it’s totally worth it! 🙂 I keep thinking how Jason is definitely going to make you smile…he’s always so funny! 😉June 12, 2017 at 11:34 am
Yes! It’s exciting! And yes, I’m sure Jason will make me laugh. He’s a great brother. 😊June 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Yeah, I can tell….Jason’s awesome! 😉June 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm
…although I am sad he’ll be gone from the YWW Community. 🙁 Everyone is going to miss him. 😉June 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm
Someone on the YWWC posted for Jason to bring you hugs, but I don’t know if he ever saw it. 🙁 Anyways, he’s supposed to be bringing you lots of hugs from a bunch of different people (including me 🙂 ) And Bethany said: “Please tell Ana that a 14 year old girl is reading her blog and praying for her all the way across the ocean in England!” 🙂 You’re loved and prayed for more than you know!!! Have fun with your family!
Aww! That’s so sweet Erin (& everyone)! I’ll be sure to get those hugs from him. 🤗June 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm
So exciting!! Dogs are the best. Hope it all goes well, praying!!June 12, 2017 at 11:35 am
Thanks for the prayers! I’m excited! 😊June 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Yay! That’s so awesome Ana!!June 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm
🙂June 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Dogs are sweet and fun (I have two of them myself) and I hope that the reunion with Romona will be a great one. Praying for you Ana, always and continuallyJune 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Yay for Puppy Therapy! Whenever I get a chance to snuggle with our two outdoor cats, I call it “Kitten Therapy”, and yes, pets are awesome during any recovery. Ramona looks adorable! Hope everything works well, and the visit with family (family is the best!)June 14, 2017 at 5:22 am
🙂 A dog sprained his tail by wagging too much? Ouch!July 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm
Haha! Yes! It was a dog we met at the vet.July 22, 2017 at 9:10 am