Posts Tagged ‘dog sitting’

I Really Love Dogs

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Are you wondering how I spent my last day of summer?  Fear not, I am telling you everything.  In the name of dog-sitting (our daughter's boyfriends dog, Leif)….I've been on a behavior round-a-bout all day.  I have let him in and out.  I have put him in his kennel and I have rescued him from danger.  All day long! Plus, I went to the grocery store and Walmart!  Curses to Walmart!

This is one of his favorite bad behavior choices.  He jumps (like OLYMPIC HIGH DIVE) into my little pond by my front door.  Not only does this dude jump in like a pro….he proceeds to swim down to the bottom like a hippo.  Eyes wide open!  He is crazy!


He also has a strange affinity for potted plants.  Well, make that any plant inside of the world of soil and dirt.  He trashes it!  With gusto!  Which isn't cool because my son's dog, Gracie….she loves to dig and trash too.  So, the two of them are a duo of destruction!


I give up!  This is my planter that I had several different items planted in….I think this double dog dig has finished off any hopes of salvaging a harvest.  Me not happy!   Off with their heads!


After Leif finishes his swim, he likes to dry off.  What better way of doing so than rustling your whole body all through the ivy.  Bob & weave in and out of every single strand.  Leave nothing unturned, dude.  Really.  TRASH IT, WOULD YA?


The cherry on top?  My hubby's hostas!  Ohhhhh this one, this one is the killer.  They chewed up and stomped down and duuuuuuug some serious holes here.  Hubby had to leave for a wedding tonight…but I swear, I heard him mutter something threatening to both dogs.  He was M A D !   Who can blame him?  This is plain old criminal destruction!


But don't worry.  They are both fine.  Exhausted…but fine.  Notice how they are resting in front of the fan and doing their best to cool off from all the home wrecking they've done today?!  


Being a dog is hard work!

Goodbye summer break!  I don't think I could take another day like today!

PS–Do not ask me if I want any more dogs.  The answer is a gigantor NO!  I am soon retiring from animals.  When these croak, I'm done!

Dog Sitting Super Bowl

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I’ve had a great weekend, what about you? I did a bunch of nothing mixed in with a lot of puppy duty! It’s only fair that the grandparents get a little time with their grand-dog right? Gavin has a life (who knew) outside of caring for his new pet, Gracie! That’s the way it is with college kids. When opportunities arise to party–they take em!

It wasn’t that big of a deal except for the fact that my very kind neighbor cleaned out her fridge and threw all the rotten food outside into her front yard. Nice, huh? Of course the new puppy ran right over to feast upon its goodness and then barfed it all over my kitchen floor. Even nicer! This was the start of our very guarded dog-sitting duty! We spent the rest of the weekend screaming our heads off if Gracie even looked in that direction. Also, watching as every single dog in our neighborhood came over for some yum-tum stomach destroyer!

Ahh, neighbors! I love em! 😉

I can’t complain about much more (believe it or not) because the NEW YORK GIANTS came to town and beat the Patriots! It was a close game and at the end….my stomach started to hurt as if I’d sampled the neighbors yard buffet myself! It was nerve wracking! Oh, but they pulled it off. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….if #18 couldn’t play at least his baby brother could!

That was my weekend. I didn’t even put on a swipe of makeup the entire time. I wore sweats, cooked good food, chased that dang dog and cleaned the kitchen 67 times. It was perfect!

I’m ready to do it again….only it’s Monday!