I have a lot of time when I'm in Maui.
I love socializing with people of all ages and for now, I volunteer with Na Hoaloha, Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Earlier this year I worked in the office helping with computer things. Still missing the younger crowd but I have three adorable "Grand" kids next door (8, 10 and 12 this year).
I've decided I could be a foster mom ... for a dog! I will meet with the Maui Humane Society this Tuesday morning. IF I pass my interview (I do have a few references from dogs I have watched in Maui ... Baxter (part Corgi, part Border Collie) who lives next door and Mercedes (part Jack Russell and part Chihuahua). My neighbor friend, Julie, has Jodie (Havanese) who enjoys my company and coming over with her Mom, but I haven't had her all on my own. Yet. Stay tuned!
This idea struck me as the perfect way to have a pet without the lifelong commitment. Not that I think I will be traveling much (just back and forth to Portland), but I wouldn't have the boarding expense. They also take care of any vet bills.
But my canine expert daughter is concerned. That I will fall in love and want to adopt my foster dog. Apparently that is NOT a good thing! It is called a Foster Failure. Something I will have to discuss on Tuesday.
P.S. I will have the added incentive to WALK more!