I can't believe that I didn't add Lorna's name to the list of Team members on yesterday's post! Sorry Lorna!! Lorna is here as one of our assistants and our photographer. She came here from Smithers, BC last year to help for a day or two, and got sucked in for the whole time! So this time she actually planned to come for the whole trip.
Today was set-up day. After breakfast this morning we loaded up the vehicles and headed over to the Grassy Plains Hall to set up our clinic. The hall turns out to be a perfect location for us - lots of space, lots of lights, tables waiting for us, a kitchen, bathrooms, a covered porch for pets who have to wait outside, and lots of space outside for walking dogs. This Hall has just about everything we need, and we all send out a huge "Thank You" for letting us use the space!
|Our clinic set-up|
|Our first surgery.|
|"Goldie" and Stapley|
After dinner the next member of our team arrived - Jenn Buller from BC. I'm afraid she didn't get much of a greeting from us - we kinda tossed her a box of now lukewarm lasagna and told her to hurry up and eat it on the way. We had to go meet Larry. Larry was taking some of us - Lorna, Kristie, Stapley, Shaena, Jen and Laura - out for an evening cruise on his sailboat. Pretty spectacular. The landscape is beautiful and we all had a blast listening to his stories of sailing off the coast down to Mexico and Hawaii. I'm pretty sure that Larry had a good time too, even with our less-then-stellar preformance as deck-hands.
The last item on today's agenda was a Team Meeting. We basically decided that we are all awesome, this is going to be a great trip, we are going to get a lot of dogs and cats spayed and neutered, and we are going to have a great time here in Burns Lake! :)