Instead of working on my novel today, I went to Maryland and bought a Dachshund puppy.
She’s only 3 weeks old today and will come home with me in 4 weeks. She will be the namesake for the Zoe Project where I will be placing free Dachshund puppies with elderly residents in Newark, Delaware who normally could neither afford to buy a puppy nor take care of them (vet visits, training, bathing, etc) by themselves. It is something I’ve always planned to do when I turned 65 and the day is here. I’ll be going back to the Dachshund breeder in a year to buy a male English Cream Dachshund from another blood line to sire her puppies. I will be getting my 2 cousins (ages 8 and 12) to help with the project through their 4H program and the Delaware Division for the Aging.