Dog Sitting Redux

I had the pleasure of Ms. Lillie visiting me on Thursday night while her human parents went to the Panthers/Steelers game. The Steelers did not win so there is really no point in discussing it. Since she is a Resdkins fan, Lillie concurred. We didn’t even watch the game, just checked the score during commercials of whatever we were watching.

Lillie on watch!

Lillie on watch!

Lillie enjoyed our walks (we did not see the Oreo dog from visits past) and she ate well, but she had a bad case of the itchies. I didn’t see any fleas on her (or me) so I hope it is some temporary allergy. Her human brother, Gabe, had a fall from the monkey bars and has a mild concussion, so she was glad to see her human dad and sister, Lexi, come to take her home. Hope you’re feeling better Gabe!

Kenzie scratching her own back!

Kenzie scratching her own back!

Kenzie and Bourbon’s family headed to the beach Thursday night about the time Lillie left, and I’ve spent the weekend going over there and letting them out and making sure they had food and water.

Bourbon smelling the flowers

Bourbon smelling the flowers

My new iPod came on Friday, so I took it next door to take pictures while the dogs were outside. I don’t know what it is about dogs and flowers together that I like so much, but I did snap a pic of Bourbon taking some time to smell the flowers.

Headin' into the house!

Headin’ into the house!

Kenzie is really cute when she comes back in the house, she stands there and when she sees me reach for the cupboard that has the dog treats she starts doing her twirly happy dance. We had a ferocious thunderstorm last night with thunder so loud and lightning so bright that I surely expected to hear some sound of fear from Dudley’s ashes. Luckily, storms don’t seem to bother neither Bourbon nor Kenzie, but Kenzie didn’t want to go outside in the wet grass to do her “business.” They had done major business before the storm, but when I went over after the storm passed so they could go out before bedtime, she wasn’t having anything to do with it. I did go over early this morning and she seemed very happy to go out into the wet grass.



The last time I was over there, Kenzie tried to take Bourbon’s treat and he snarled at her to tell her to, “back off!” She did and no blood was drawn (unlike Dudley & Zoe, but that’s another story) and by the time I left it was as if nothing had happened. I imagine that is a lesson most humans can take from a dog, get mad, say your piece and get over it!

Amount of time it takes for a dog to “do its business” is directly proportional to outside temperature + suitability of owner’s outerwear.  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon,

About Shoeful of Drool

I lived with a golden retriever/German shepherd mix named Dudley. Dudley was a rescue from Hurricane Floyd and he lived with me from October 1999 until he passed away in December 2012. In January 2001, Zoe a black & tan hound mix came to live with us until she died in June 2011. I truly believe having dogs has made me a better person. Every single day these dogs still give me something to laugh about and I hope by sharing these stories you can laugh, too.
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4 Responses to Dog Sitting Redux

  1. I sure wish I lived next to you so that I could have such wonderful care. Hope that thunderstorm brought some nice cool temperatures your way. Summer refuses to give up here, unfortunately.

    • Thunderstorms brought nothing but humidity. It’s not that hot, maybe 90, but it’s sticky! After tomorrow it should cool down, highs in the mid 80s. That will be nice. I wasn’t sure when I posted today, but it’s official, Sweet Pea will be staying with me until Friday. Hope you get a nice cool down, too!

      • Such a bonus for you and Sweet Pea. I’m afraid that those silly weather humans are predicting more heat and humidity for at least the next week. We can only hope that they are as wrong with that prediction as they are when they say that our scorched grass with be receiving rain, and then Mommy ends up lugging hoses and sprinklers all over the place.

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