Sunday, October 18, 2009

Andiammo a Georgia - Ciao ya'll!

I have accepted a position to be a lead-instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in South Coastal Georgia. I am renting my home in Coronado and renting a darling cottage on Ocean Road on Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. I will call it Bella Rustica Cottage - villino (little villa) or caseta in Italian - and am already decorating it from California. I will chronicle the trip and cottage transformation for you here.

Because I had been fostering Kenyon for only a month when this opportunity came along I decided to adopt him. When a fostering turns into an adoption you join una gruppa speziale ( a special group) - Foster Failures.

I am not required to attend classes but I have practiced the required introduction if I had to, "Hello, my name is Kim Kelly and I am a Foster Failure". I suspect I would be in good company. Scout, adopted at the South Georgia Coastal Humane Society during my last Temporary Duty at FLETC four years ago, will be going home.

If I were being entirely honest, however, I would have to admit that within the first week of fostering I had to buy Kenyon a collar as he did not come with one and was wearing an old leopard print collar from my beloved Bear, a girl, who left us last June. The day I bought the brown and green polka dot collar I also purchased two brown and pink polka dot collars for Paws and Scout.... just in case.


Cosi, andiamo a Georgia. In about a month I will begin another adventure starting with a Road Trip across the Estati Uniti with my Labbies.

Ciao ya'll



4 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you!! I am sure you are going to be so happy in your new surroundings with your new companion!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. Dear Kim
    1st Congratulations on your appointment! You must be well regarded in your field.
    2nd.. Clever girl finding an appointment in another beach town. I think after being so close to the beach it would be hard to be away from it.
    3rd.. Good for you being a Foster Failure. Kenyon I am sure will be a beloved member of your family.
    4th Good luck with the move... I will enjoy tracking your new adventure
    and finally... can I rent your Coronado Cottage??? hehehe.. I wish!!!

    All fabulous news.. I'm really happy for you! Such a great thing about blogging is, I'm not losing a friend.. nothing will change from this end!! xx Julie

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  3. You aren't a foster failure. You became an adopter successful! A great success for your Kenyon. Congratulations of your new job and living on St. Simon's Island at that! I once read a sweet novel set on St. Simon and made me want to live there. All the best and travel safely.

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  4. Ciao amica mia. Ritorna prestoooooo!!!!

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