Showing posts from April, 2017

The Flip Side

Pet Sitting is a funny business. I'm in a FB group for sitters and am learning something everyday. One thing that really stood out is that someone said 'all pet owners lie.' I don't really believe that; but in many cases I'd describe it more like little white lies.

When a person sets up an account, they have to describe their dog. There are further questions asked at a Meet and Greet with a sitter. Some are dishonest about the breed and if they have aggression issues. I have read so many horror stories about guest dogs attacking the home owner's pets. That's why I only take one dog at a time and never would have considered this job if Nellie was still alive.

The little wild dog I watched a few weeks ago was listed as a mixed breed. When the owner's Mom came to get her we were talking about how hard she is to handle. She said "That's the Dingo in her." Seriously? Is that even legal? I started looking up pictures on line and she sure fit the…

More Memes

I have no doggy stories this week and nothing else to really talk about so will throw some more Spokane Memes out there. Now I'm curious if your own city makes fun of itself with a meme page? I just love our Spokane Meme FB page; it keeps me smiling.


Last week was pretty busy. First we had a friend's dog just for the day. Her name is Angel and she's a 9 year old mixture of many things, but I'm sure a cattle dog is one of them. All she wants to do is chase a ball......all day long......She doesn't take walks, which I tried, but she just cowered so I gave up. The only time she rested is when we totally ignored her but then if we moved, she was up again. Nine hours of this; we were so exhausted when her family came to get her. They would like us to take her over Memorial weekend but I'm not so sure the rest of my family would be up for it.

The next day we had a sweet boy come to stay for 4 nights. His name is Koda and is 6 years old. His Mom has only had him for 3 months and he was a rescue. She gives him these calming treats for anxiety but we sure didn't see any of that behavior while he was here. He loves his walks and I have to admit that I haven't walked that fast in a very long time. He's an atte…

Water Water Everywhere

A few weeks ago Hubby and I drove around town to look at other watery places. Once section of our Centennial Trail that we try to walk once a year, had water crossing the road entering some parking lots of apartment buildings.

It has been a historic runoff this spring, hasn't been like this for 20 years. Around my hometown, smaller lakes are filling for the first time in years. There's a floating restaurant across the state line that has to boat people in because their dock and parking lot is flooded. Isn't that something? A floating restaurant that's having water problems.

This will definitely be a spring to remember and I'm glad we got out to see a little of it before I start complaining about the heat this summer.