First of all, I interviewed to become the marketing manager for a a new website set to launch this summer. The site will be a place for buying, selling and breeding race horses and there will also be a social networking and chat area of the site. For the first few months the launch will be in the UK and Ireland but eventually my job will evolve to marketing to the US as well. I got the job and have already started to do some work but my official start date is May 1st. I have so much to learn and take in about race horses, betting and race courses!
The next bit of news is that Jason and I have begun the process to adopt a dog. With Jason going away again we decided it would be best for me to have a companion. We can't handle a puppy so we decided to adopt an older dog from a local rescue. Friday afternoon we visited the rescue and after checking out all of the dogs they had there Jason and I were both drawn to the same dog. He was a 2 year old cross breed, and although he was quiet and a bit sad looking he did come right up to the kennel fence and sniffed us and seemed curious. We took him for a walk and fell in love with him, he's a really good dog who has just had a bit of a bad luck in his early life and we can't wait to bring him home. He is already house trained and will sit and shake on command (and sometimes not on command if he thinks he will get another treat out of it) and I think he will be the perfect dog for us. The problem with his previous home was that the original owner couldn't give him enough attention and he had too much energy for her so she handed him over to the rescue. He doesn't have any behavioral problems and we have a couple miles of sandy beach for him to run around on so I think we will get along well. Here are a couple photos of our boy! If all goes smoothly we will be bringing him home on Saturday!
Those are the two big things that have been happening the past few weeks. I am sure to have lots of stories over the next few months as I settle into my new job and being a new pet owner!