Showing posts from November, 2017

Turkey And Beyond

We had this elderly couple (9 and 13) with us over Thanksgiving; they fit right in with us. Other than the little guy thinking he needed to mark in the house, they were really good, and I was happy to have little ones to give some turkey to. My husband got very spoiled by having lap dogs to keep him company.

We put our tree up and made turkey stock on Saturday before they went home. Sunday we finished decorating, did some laundry, then took leftovers over to my Mom for another turkey dinner. Today I work for her and we go to a concert tonight. Tomorrow we have a meeting at home for two dogs. Wednesday evening I head out for my 21 day sitting job. Thursday I come back into town for another meeting and go to the dentist. Then back to my Mom's on Friday. It will probably be that crazy until after Christmas.

Somewhere in there I need to shop so all of us will have food while I'm gone and do my packing. Frankly, I'm so busy I don't think I even have time to finish this p

A Few Days Off

Our little Beau left Saturday and we were sure ready for a break. He was a sweet little guy but wanted demanded to play ball outside at least three times a day. Walks would not suffice; I tried. He would spin around on his leash totally twisting it up. Plus, he would pull and weave. His owner highly suggested that we just play ball since it's his most favorite thing in the world. He might be back in January......eesh. I love playing with dogs, I really do. But it's hard with real obsessive ones that are only interested in one thing.

Our next two will be here tonight and I'm a bit nervous. We first met them in June and even though we thought we'd have time to meet up again, it just didn't happen. One is quite anxious but we have heard that before and things turned out fine, so keeping fingers crossed.

My husband and I went shopping for Christmas gifts for our grandsons yesterday. I usually have things ordered by now but just didn't get around to it. I can't …

My First Beau

This little guy Beau arrived last Wednesday so his Mom could go to Mexico for 10 days. It was amazing that her days fit exactly with what I had available. She has used Rover before but her little boy seems to do better alone and not with a group of dogs. The last sitter she used who boards more dogs at a time, had a German Shepherd of her own who bit Beau right in the head. So needless to say she wanted to find another home who only takes one dog. I'm really happy that I can fill that need for people.

He's a 9 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd with lots of energy. He's got one blue eye and one wonky one. And I do mean wonky. His eyeball is rotated in the socket and although he can see, it's only a sliver from the bottom. Basically when you look at him, you are looking at part of the back of the eye. It kind of gives me the willies and it looks painful, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

His owner warned us about his talent for food thievery. He can hunt out c…

Bella And Gigi

And we have come to the last Bella of the month. She's a very shy 8 year old Fox Terrier mix. She came from an abusive situation and cowers a lot when approached. We gave her space and slowly she came around and became so much fun to play with. Sometimes two dogs can either be double trouble or twice as fun. We got lucky! Oh, and this was the family that after our meeting, did not book right away. They were supposed to see another sitter but that person rescheduled. So although it took her a few weeks, she did book it. Plus, within an hour of picking them up she gave me a 5 star review! That taught me not to judge the outcome of a meeting prematurely.

Gigi is an almost two year old Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix). She's the tiniest licorice drop and smaller than the fat cat I'm taking care of. She had so much energy and loved to race around the house and chase Bella. We really got paid to be entertained!

Last Thursday I had my dentist appointment to have an implant screwed into …