Saturday 12 April 2014

The pleasure of dog-sitting.

We got a new member in the household for a few days. 
I think she is a Maltese, looks a bit 
like Denise's Bennie, and she is very easy to have around. 

Her name is "Gracie" and she belongs to the owners 
of the Whale Watch Motel, Fran and Jim.
They had to go away for some days and I agreed to take 
Gracy for the time of their absence.

Molly is not so happy with all the developments. 
She is not right herself at the moment. 
No wonder.

First: her daddy disappears.
Second: she has to be on the leash all the time, 
now that we got new neighbours with three small kids. 
No roaming around anymore. 
No chasing of rabbits and squirrles any more.
That's not fun! :((

Third: this new dog shows up at our home. 
But she doesn't argue. 
Just a little bit of whining and 
a doleful glance in my direction.
 Gracie pulls her bed right in the middle of the room and
flopps down on it. There! Settled.

Our first walk went fine, it is just hard for me to manage 
two leashes without getting entangled 
AND the camera. :)) 
Of course, nobody turns around when I shoot....

Our first walk, Molly in the lead. But I guess that will change, 
because Gracie is the bossier one of the two.
 In the evening both were snoozing while I had my tea and cookie.
I was told by the dog owners (Fran and Jim) that Gracie 
always sleeps on her doggie-bed 
on the first floor of their home. 
She never ventures upstairs into their bedroom. 

Well, that's what she does here ....Laugh! 
Obviously, Gracie must have felt too lonely downstairs.
She made it all the way upstairs and onto my bed. 
Molly claimed her regular spot on Peter's pillow, 
for her daily 20 minutes in the morning, 
after I started the furnace and waited for the house to warm up. 
Gracie looks like she doesn't want to be roused yet. 
Too cozy up here.

The pleasure of dog-sitting!


  1. You pretty busy already, enjoy the dog sitting.

  2. Sofas & beds are fair game! The girls are very cute together--they may even begin to like each other! Have fun!

  3. Cute pictures. Poor Mollie, but at least Gracie stays on her own bed and doesn't try to use Mollie's. I'll bet they will become friends. :)

    Nice of you to help your friends out. Boarding dogs is expensive, and I'm sure Gracie is much happier at your house than she would be if boarded.

  4. Oh, oh. Now her mom and dad will find her in bed with them. Of course, that is where dogs should be, isn't it? hehehe


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