> Aah, so that's the explanation. I was wondering how Ms. Brown took to
> having house guests.
It depends entirely on the guest. If it's a male or a young female,
and doesn't get uppity, *and* is all about the playplayplay, then
they are Allowed. Snarky girls, which would be the female half of
the dog-sitted duo, must diediedie. Life would be so much easier if
Miss Chowy *** weren't such a, well, ***.
> When we went to New Hampshire (which is fabulous, BTW), Pan stayed with a
> dog sitter. She was also tasked with walking someone else's dogs while they
> went on vacation. For 15 days. I know these people, and can't imagine how
> they could think that it is okay for a dog to have human contact for
> something like 2 hours a day.
Yeah, well, I'm kind of dealing with a similar situation. I'm
trying to split my time so that my dog doesn't get screwed (she
*does* come first), but that the dogs I'm watching also get some
quality time. As far as the owner is concerned, sticking food in
their bowls 2x/day is sufficient, but I disagree.
This situation isn't going to improve much in the future,
unfortunately. The owner is in the process of rehabbing a house in
Cincinnati, so she's spending all her spare time there. I don't
mind dogsitting, but I *do* feel like her dogs are getting shafted,
and I can only take up so much of the slack without screwing over my
own dog, which I refuse to do.
> Luckily for the dogs, Ms. Dog Walker happens
> to be the compassionate sort, and would bring these dogs home with her as
> well. Even then, their Collie was hugely depressed; it was like she was a
> different dog altogether.
Poor girl. It would be bad enough if they understood that it was
just a temporary arrangement, but dogs live in the moment, so when
"the moment" sucks, their whole world sucks.
Shelly (Warning: see label for details)
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