puppy_fair: (Sheepish)
puppy_fair ([personal profile] puppy_fair) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-11 08:25 am

Furnado Animal Shelter, Tuesday

So, once again, the puppy had a bunch of puppies out to play with. More or less. Actually, a little bit more of the day was spent trying to round them up again, because somebody figured he could wrestle with small dogs much more easily without setting up the puppy playpen again.

So, careful when you come in today, folks. You might get tackled.

By puppies. Not by the puppy. Nobody wants to be tackled by Zack.

[OOC: Open!]
glacial_queen: (Beaming)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-11 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh my goodness hello! And hello to you, too! And you! And yes, you! Hello little friends."

So Karla had stopped by the island a day early to talk to Zack, but he was clearly going to have to wait until she was done greeting the little fuzzy balls of joy that had decided to converge upon her feet.
glacial_queen: (Giggles)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-11 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"They probably smell other puppies on me," Karla said, laughing a little bit as they started nibbling at her toes. Stop it, puppies, that tickled. "Which was what I was coming here to talk to you about, but now I'm not sure." She knelt and scooped several of them up in her arms, murmuring baby talk at them. "You seem like you might be full up on puppies."
glacial_queen: (Worried)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-12 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
"Unfortunately, I do," Karla said reluctantly. "Have I ever told you about the Sceltie Puppy Program in Glacia for some of the veterans of the war?"
glacial_queen: (Backwards Glance)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-12 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
Karla gave him an amused look. "Rhetorical question only, darling," she assured him. "I do remember where you've been and what happened to you."

It was why she was here after all. But, shh, no one needed to know that.

"I supposed a much better question would be, have I ever told you about the kindred? Especially kindred Scelties?"
glacial_queen: (Smirk 1)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-12 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I am Blood, if you remember," Karla explained, sitting down on the floor to let the puppies explore her to their hearts' content. "That's why I have my Jewel and can use Craft and whatnot. That's what being Blood is. But being Blood isn't restricted only to humans and other humanoid races, certain species of animals can be Blood, too. They're bigger than their powerless counterparts, smart as humans, and have Craft." She gave him a wry smile. "You should have seen the look on certain people's faces when they realized that there were bigger wolves out there, as smart as they were, and capable of making sight shields to hide behind."

Karla was a bad person to enjoy those reactions so much.

"Scelties are a breed of dog that has both Blood and landen members. And the Blood Scelties have been teaching the landen ones how to take care of troubled humans."
glacial_queen: (Wholesome Smile 1)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-12 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
It would be an abomination and Karla would go on a murder-spree before she let that happen. So high-five! On the same side of morality!

"Exactly," she said nodding. "Smarter than your average dog, but still well within regular dog range. A lot of them have been trained and sent to Glacia to help out with war vets and the children who lost their families at that time and the like, but we've currently got four pups who have been trained but whose services aren't currently needed." She shrugged and offered him a What can you do? smile. "I mean, I suppose we could just give them away to a family that wants a puppy, but it seems a shame to waste all that training, you know? And they're so eager and such good pups and Ladvarian assures me that really want to help like they've been taught. So I was wondering if maybe you could help me find homes for them here."

You know. In case there were any folks on the island with various shades of PTSD or something. Like, say, half the goddamned population at any given moment.

"Having, like, one or two trained dogs after an invasion or when the island goes weird just seems like a damn good idea, if nothing else."
glacial_queen: (Half-Smirk)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-12 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Seriously, it was all Karla could do not to make comments about pots, kettles, and stone-throwing competitions in pretty glass houses.

"So even if you don't end up rehoming them, you could still maybe offer, like rental services or something? It's not as effective as pairing a service pup up with a single person, but it's much, much better than nothing. Trauma times come around and people can come and ask to spend some time with the dogs. They get the help they need without actually having to admit they need it."

And if, in the interim, Zack just happened to reap the benefits of having a couple of service dogs around, well, what a lucky and unforeseen coincidence that was!
glacial_queen: (Reluctant Listening)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
"They'll probably be happy tending to other pups that need their assistance as well," Karla said, nodding. "Though, if it's not too much trouble, do you think you could get someone to stay with them, the first week or so after they settle in? It's a major transition, going from Earth to Kaeleer, and I'll feel better if I know there's someone nearby who can take care of them if they need it. Once they've adjusted, I'm sure they'll be fine, here."
glacial_queen: (Sideways Convo)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe this one would be different! After all, it was just a temporary favor to Karla...

"Thank you so much for this," she said, reaching over to squeeze his hand in gratitude if he let her. "And I'll bring over all sorts of puppy supplies so I don't strain your resources. And I'm willing to pay the volunteer who stays over if that will help, maybe?"
glacial_queen: (Hee)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Pffft, Karla was offering prayers to the Darkness for Zack's current bout of denseness. It meant she didn't have to work around his defensive 'I'm totally fine' nonsense to get him to accept the puppies.

And, fine, if they didn't end up with Zack but ended up with other people that needed them, Karla really couldn't argue with that outcome, either.

"I'm glad," she told him. "I don't want to strain your resources, but it breaks my heart to see these little guys trained to take care of someone and then not get to."
glacial_queen: (Teasing)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
The important thing was to know your audience, dammit.

"Probably in a week or so," Karla said. "I have to make sure they're prepped and ready to go, have all their inoculations, that sort of thing."
glacial_queen: (Thoughtful)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll see if I can bring them around on Tuesday," Karla said. "But if I can't, would Wednesday work?"

She was already imagining her class with four puppies to love. Now just to figure out an appropriate tie-in to plants...
glacial_queen: (Smile)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Karla nodded and grinned. "Anders? I'll be glad to see him. He was a student of mine, a few years back. Glad to know he's still here."

And not rotting in a prison back home because he had magic.
glacial_queen: (Gentle)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-13 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"He's something of a healer," Karla said, being careful not to mention 'mage.' Not that Zack would care, but if Anders was keeping his powers quiet or something, she wasn't going to be the one to accidentally out him. "They all look like they came through the ordeal in excellent health."
glacial_queen: (Fond Smile)

[personal profile] glacial_queen 2017-07-14 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh the sleepy pupper! Karla had to pause to give the puppy a fond smile and remind herself that, no, they didn't actually need any more pets at the estate, no matter how velvety and soft their ears were.

"Where's the mother?" she asked. "Off somewhere enjoying the blissful peace for a few while you entertain the pack?"