It took me almost four hours to get home on Wednesday, when I was let home at 3:30. The roads were horrific. Because of this, I didn't have to come in the next day either (yesterday) and enjoyed a snow day of doing not that much. In the evening, however, Eric and I went to Ski Liberty for some tubing fun, and it was :).
Ferguson, however, was not at his best while my mom offered to "babysit." He was kenneled the whole time, but decided to throw a barking riot after we left, ignoring her corrections or the fact that she was still there in the room with him. She said she had to stand over the kennel assertively to get him to take her seriously and finally calm down. Because of these things, I understand why Ferguson needed to not go to a novice; he has potential to be a jerk, and if you don't know how to stop him, I could see how he could be come unruly. However, he's a fantastic guy if you know how to halt his problems at the get go, and admittedly, I've not experienced him doing a single "bad" thing, with the exception of him crying while I'm gone (which I still believe is workable and has gotten better with practice). Hopefully this means he knows and respects me as his alpha (though I also wouldn't tolerate him thinking I was anything less).
We leave for work at 4:15am...let's see how this new shift thing goes. I asked Kathy to schedule me regularly for this time, and even perhaps full time....at least I'll be making bank. Hopefully the work is easier as I thought it might be...I'll be sure to write about it tomorrow.
On a final note, Ferguson slept upstairs with me for the first time on a dog bed, and did really well :). I was quite proud of him.
It's weird being busy, yet not busy, all at the same time.