Friday, December 17, 2010

This and That Thursday

If you teach your children nothing else, teach them the Golden Rule and "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey." ~Robert Brault

First: Public Service Announcement (actually, it's really a Private Service Announcement, but that sounds funny):

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My pets apparently feel the need to hide their heads lately. The other night, this was Dakota:

Then, last night DD was invited to go Christmas light peeping and ran out the door. She'd whipped her jacket out of the closet, and knocked down my husbands windbreaker. I hadn't realized this until I heard the sound of material a few minutes later and looked over to find this:

The whole situation really upset Dakota. First, when she heard the sound of the cat moving around under the jacket, she was scared. I watched her growl and "tip-toe" into that room, stretching out her nose slowly to figure out what it was. When she realized it was the cat, she whined, sniffed, whined some more. Stared. Fussed. And finally decided she would lay there and wait until the cat decided to emerge.

She had a really long wait ... but I was amused. :-)


We're dogsitting Dakota's friend, Patience today. Patience is the dog we meet at the dog park every week. She's an eleven month old German Shepherd / Hound mix and is full of energy and not as well-trained as Dakota. I've been warned that she likes to steal food off the counters and occasionally potties in the house if you don't take her out quickly enough when she asks.

She also LOVES to wrestle with Dakota, which wouldn't be a problem if I had a fenced in yard, but I don't. And while I'll let Dakota off leash outside, I don't trust Patience's recall, so wouldn't be able to let her loose, too.

Additionally, she's used to sleeping in bed with her owner and there is NO WAY she and Dakota are both sleeping with my DH and I, so my DD is taking her. I'm not feeling overly positive about the whole thing, but it is only for one night and she's going back Saturday morning (thank heavens for the dog park -- I have a feeling we might be going VERY early).

It will be interesting to see how my cat does with a different dog in the house, too. Patience has several cats of her own, so she should be fine, but Breeann ... ? If it's a problem, I'll just lock the cat down in her room in the basement until Saturday morning. She goes in at night anyway, so it would only be a few extra hours and I don't want my poor old lady tormented by a big puppy who wants to play.

I sure hope I get at least a little sleep tonight!


You Are a Paperback Book

You are an avid reader, and you probably buy a lot of books. And nothing beats an inexpensive paperback you can carry around.

You read whatever you feel like reading. You aren't a snob, and you aren't ashamed of your tastes.

You always have a stack of books to get through, and it seems to be constantly multiplying.

You don't mind waiting for a book you want to come out in paperback. You have plenty to read in the meantime!

Yep -- that's me!



Maria Zannini said...

We're dogsitting too starting today, until Christmas eve. It's that little fluff of terror we usually keep around the holidays.

Now that we know we have coyotes in the area, I'll have to be more vigilant with her. She thinks she's a Great Dane.

PS Can you crate your guest dog? It seems a shame to upset the kitty.

Angelina Rain said...

That should be a fun day for you and the animals, I can only imagine. I’ve never dogsat anyone else’s pets, but I did make my mom babysit my dog one night. She said the dog didn’t sleep a wink. The whole night my puppy took in his surroundings, barked at everything that moved, and peed on the floor because he couldn’t figure out which door to bark by. Needless to say, I mother now refuses to dogsit my overgrown puppy.

Joanna St. James said...

hopefully this dog will be nice, my son always acts potty trained when he is everywhere but home, so u might be lucky

Brandy said...

Best of luck with the wiggly puppy and Breeann.

You Are a Hardcover Book
When it comes to reading, you tend to stick to old and modern classics. You are picky about what you read.
You probably anticipate certain books' releases, and you snatch them up the moment they're available.
You have been building a library of books that mean a lot to you. You carefully consider every book before deciding to add it to your collection.
You believe that if a book is worth reading, it's worth paying more to have it in hardcover.

About 25% correct. I can't afford hardcovers and I read EVERYTHING. *g*

Hope you have a enjoyable day!

Tori Lennox said...

Hope the dog-sitting is going well! :)

Dru said...

How did the dog sitting to today?

re quiz: I'm paperback book and it's accurate.

Hope you had a good Friday.