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Looking to adopt a dog from a hoarding situation

He is a 9 month old mini-Aussie. My family has quite a bit of experience with the breed and associated breeds (Collie/Border Collie/Aussie mix, Aussie, Border Collie, and Sheltie). He came out of a horrible hoarding situation in which he received little or no acclimation to humans. He is doing ok in his foster home, but it took quite a while to warm up to the husband (the wife runs our local shelter). A prior placement fell through when the dog was so scared of the husband that he hid, and the shelter administrator actually had to drive an 1 1/2 half at night to retrieve him. He would be a local dog adoption for us.

I have yet to meet the dog. I want my first meeting to go as well as possible. Any suggestions on how to handle it. I hope that he is my dog (like my Collie mix who passed away two years ago was). I went in deep depression when Arlo passed, and it took over a year to finally get my head on straight and start exercising and caring about my diet again. A dog was kind of prescribed by my doctor because I walk a lot, and it does get lonely (Arlo and I would go onto up to 20 mile walks). I am back to pretty long walks now after losing over 80 pounds.

I plan to set up a bit of a playroom for him in the basement and try to keep him out of the face of my 15 year old Aussie. Of course long walks which he apparently likes would be expected. My daughter might also do agility with him, but first I want him to bond with me.

Elvis biopic budget of $85M

Bohemian Rhapsody cost $55M. Rocketman cost $41M. I think both Queen and Elton John are more popular now than Elvis. Walk the Line Cost $29M. I can't imagine $85M for Elvis. What did they spend the money on???

https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/elvis-box-office-opening-weekend-estimates-1235300592/

According to early estimates, the Warner Bros. film is aiming to collect $30 million from 3,900 venues in its domestic box office debut over the weekend. That’s a solid start for a drama catering to adult audiences. But given the film’s $85 million production budget, which does not include the many millions spent on promoting the movie, “Elvis” will have to keep singing in theaters throughout the summer to justify its price tag.

Science Fiction Double Feature

As a kid many (most) of the movies I saw growing up in So. Cal. where double features (a new movie paired with an older one). I realized tonight my daughter has never done a "double feature" so next Tuesday ($5 night), we are going to see Lightyear followed by Jurassic World: Dominion. I have to buy tickets for each show, but the feeling should be the same.

Also biggest screen in Iowa (at least they say it is) and recliner seating.

Looking forward to it.
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