7th row, 4th/5th picture: Meet the cutie named PEARL. She sets the example that SIZE doesn't matter when she can be the boss of EVERYONE(or tries to be). Although she is working on socializtion with other dogs, PEARL was a pleasure to board at the house. She snuggled at night; lounged on the couch or her bed during the morning, and LOVED to chase her ball all over the yard during the warm hours of the afternoon. She would run a hundred miles a second getting her ball, bring it back, turn around and do it all over again. When she tried to dominate Puggy or Freckles(the larger dogs) they would just look at her and walk away. Ferbie and Gizmo would let her have her way just to keep peace in the home. LOL. Everyone got along very well and I will be looking forward to working with PEARL in the future again.
In 7th row, 2nd/3rd picture: Meet a young lad named Wyatt. He is very smart, eager to learn, VERY playful, and a happy dog. He stayed with us for a few days while his "mommy/daddy" went on vacation. Wyatt enjoyed lounging on the couch, running back and forth in the yard, chase a ball-but doesn't know how to bring it back yet. Ferbie and Gizmo had to always watch where Wyatt was because he would get so excited and step on them by accident. Wyatt received his FIRST bath and FIRST nail clipping. I have to say, this was the first time I got my butt kicked(really) by a dog. However, after a lot of patience and perseverience, we succeeded in grooming him. Good job Wyatt! Come over anytime when you need another bath! Whew!
It will be nice to see him again. Maybe he will learn to retrieve a ball bty then eh?
ROW 7, PIC 1. Meet the very adorable, laid back, easy going dog named GUY. He is the "brother" of SPANKY. Guy, likes to go on long walks, runs at the park, go bye-bye, and all kinds of things. He is very gentle, happy, and absolutly LOVES belly rubs. GUY likes lounging by back door where he can just gaze out side when ever he wants too. While outside, he explores, watches over Spanky-ensuring he doesn't wander off too far, and just enjoys the cold, crisp air. When sleeping, GUY has a very unusual "snore" for a dog. I think he may have a touch of sleep apnea because every so often I catch him holding his breath and then letting it all out at once. Its kinda cute to hear and watch. Guy greets everyone at the door, inspecting them to make sure they are worthy of entry to his domain. I had such great company while house sitting with GUY and SPANKY, it was a shame I ha
Row 6, Pic 5. Let me introduce you to SPANKY. While I was house sitting over the New Year period, I also had the pleasure of caring for SPANKY. At first he had nothing to do with me except bark and run away. But just in a few days, he was snuggling with me on the chair, floor, couch, or anywhere where he could be close to me. He loves walks, being outside, going for rides, and being cute. I also cared for his "brother" GUY(pic to come) who is a Lab. Spanky always bounced around GUY looking for crumbs on his lips or chin. I miss when SPANKY would sit on the back of the couch right by my head and shoulder, using me as a cusion of some sort. I had to chase the 'ghosts" away at night time when it was time to go outside when it was dark
Row 6, pics 3-4, meet the new addition to Sage and Josey's family. This is MATTIE-MAE, a rescue Papillion dog. She is very skitish with new people. However, with lots of calm-soothing talking, patience, and perserverience, I was able to win her trust to come to me and be picked up. Once she relaxes, she LOVES belly rubs, leg massages, and bunches of petting. I even received a few "kisses" on the nose from her. Sarge makes sure his little sister is always ok; he is always checking on her. Josey loves to get her to play, but Mattie-Mae isn't comfortable just yet. I am sure it will come in time. It was a pleasure, and honor to be Mattie-Mae's, along with Sarge and Josey again, caretaker. I hope our friendship lasts a life time. Your in a wonderful home now Mattie-Mae! No more worries, only happiness, and tons of love. WHOOT!
ROW 6, PICS 1-2, this is CORKY. A 16 year young long hair Chihuahua, who stayed with us over the Christmas period. She is almost blind due to cateracts in both eyes, however, she got around very well with two papillions, two dingo-mix, and one great dane. She had a huge bark for such a little cutie. She would let us know when she didn't want to be in her safety pen to walk around the house, when she was hungry or wanted a treat, or when she needed to go outside to do her business. She enjoyed sitting on the couch with us, acting like she was watching tv, but in reality she just like relaxing on our laps. Corky is full of life, even at the age of 16, with many more years to come! I hope to see her again soon! Keep up the superior work CORKY!