Mama: There's so much to do that I don't know where to start.
Eve: Humans say funny things mama. You start at start, the beginning.
Mama: (laugh) I guess you are right Eve. Sometimes, though, it's hard to find the "start" so we have to prioritize. You have to put things in order of importance.
Eve: I'm important right mama?
Mama: You are especially important Eve! But other things have to be put in order of what needs doing the most.
Eve: So where's your start?
Mama: Dogs are very first. They have to be taken outside, fed, watered, medications given, groomed, played with, work on their issues. That's first. That's the reason we are here.
Mama: From there it is harder for me. I guess next is appointments. We need to prepare for any adoption meetings or volunteers that are coming in. We clean first thing in the morning and then spot check throughout the day. Cleaning never stops so we don't really need a priority for it. It's just always.
Eve: Is that it Mama?
Mama: Oh, heaven's no! We have to process adoptions, do intakes on new dogs, talk to people, pick up stray dogs that need us, take dog photos, schedule volunteers, ask for donations and volunteer help, train dogs, order supplies, talk to companies, answer phone, emails, texts, messages, post to facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, find homes for dogs, look for the home of stray dogs, make vet appointments...
Eve: Gosh mama! Make sure you got time to give me loves.
Mama: I schedule that first, middle and last. I need loves just like you do baby girl!