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Double Duty

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Look where I got to spend last weekend! This is located in a historical part of town and very close to my Mom's place. A woman who is also a sitter from California just moved here with her husband. They are not totally moved in so she had to go back to Cali to help him with some things. This house is so huge, I got lost all the time. It was on sale for 480K, sold for 460K. It was built in 1887 and is one of the oldest intact homes in town. Chandeliers everywhere, even the main bath. There is even a large walk in cooler in the basement!

They have two dogs, Hattie and Grover. They are not the most well behaved dogs but fun when chasing toys. Each day got a little better and they followed me everywhere, slept with me, and fought over me sitting on the couch. The one she was worried about being aggressive has been wonderful. Since they are so wiggly, I was lucky to get these shots. They really grew on me and I hope she asks me back again. Since she is also a sitter, and a very well es…

March Doings

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Snow is finally melting around here, our back yard is clear of it. Although the lawn is brown, soggy, moldy, and gross, I know that it will be soon turning green. The melting snow sure unearthed a lot of Nellie bombs though and along with other dogs now around, Hubby and I have kept busy cleaning up.

We did a fun little thing and joined the Ides Of Trump postcard assault on the Cheeto Nazi on March 15th. I bought 10 cards for the 3 of us. I could have bought more but with the thousands that will be sent from around the country, they all count. In reality I know it won't do a darn thing, but it sure felt good to voice my opinion. I saw pictures that others posted on their FB page and it was astounding (and humorous) to see the support.

The Kid made the Dean's list for Fall. She wasn't notified like before so had to search the entire college website to find it. This week is finals week for Winter quarter and she is already registered for Spring. She will be 2-3 classes short…

Meet Benny

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This little guy was supposed to be our first guest but his family had to cancel their trip. He's a 13 year old Whippet who mostly sleeps. It's the first time I've ever seen a Whippet. He is one skinny boy, which is what he's supposed to look like. Because of his age though, his spine and hip bones are very noticeable. He reminded me of a 2x4 with legs. Then when he was outside one day, you could see right through his legs and just see the bones! When he's lying in bed, you can actually see his heart beating. I personally like a good sized dog you can give a hearty pat to. I was afraid I was going to break him.

When they first arrived, he was wandering around the house, went into the kitchen where the back door is, then proceeded to come into the living room to pee on the carpet. I guess he was trying to tell us all something but we were busy talking. His family was mortified. I felt worse for them. During the night he woke us up barking and running from door to do…

Heading Home

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As this posts, I will be going home this evening after spending 10 days with these three.


They were a pretty quiet bunch and I was quite bored at times. Naps are great time killers, I'm finding out. Sasha is crated when anyone leaves the house, so other than the days I went to my Mom's, I tried not to leave for too long. Basically it was keeping them fed and letting Sasha in and out.

The striped cat was more playful and he would keep me amused. Salem is 13 and not as playful but loves a lap. But try to get cat off of said lap and you will be met with hissing.  I forgot how temperamental cats can be sometimes. I walked Sasha a few times but for her small size she has plenty of strength to pull me along. I was the one panting when we got back.
I had to bring my own food and things to keep me occupied. It looked like I was going on vacation; and I sort of was I guess. I had a big queen bed, wifi, and a large screen TV. To me the TV was too big for the room. No matter where I sat,…