I made it through my puppy nanny weekend! My weekend with Hurley. Yep, he kinda looks like a Sawyer, but he's a Hurley!
I've done quite a bit of dog sitting. None of the dogs I have stayed with have been under 6 months of age. Goodness, it's been a while since I've been immersed in the magic that is puppy-dom. In a nutshell, here is what I learned.
1. You've got to stand a little rain if you want to see a rainbow.
C'mon Nanny, it's just a little sprinkle!
Puppies must do their thing- whether rain, sun, wind, or thunder.....
Let's go Nanny, I got the keys!
2. What goes in, must come out.
If a puppy is chewing on a toy like this, he is most likely eating it. And digesting it. And I have evidence. Well I don't have it, let's just say I saw it.
Therefore, he was relegated to the plastic toys. Which I realize, he was also probably eating.
2. Always stop and smell the flowers.
Nanny, is this the scent of the flower....or just another puppy's piddle spot?
If it's a rock, a smashed Jack-in-the Box antennae topper, an old 7-ll cup, something mushy that you've never seen before and might just possibly be the return of "The Blob", it must go in his mouth. I thought only human toddlers had this problem?
3. Nannies are oodles of fun, but you always miss your mommy and daddy.
I have nothing more to say to this one, except that when I returned the key to his owners after work yesterday, he ran and jumped up and whined at me, like he missed me dearly, even though I'd only left him that morning. Whew!
I really enjoyed my time with Hurley the puppy. He was a good snuggler and he got me outside walking. He also reminded me of what it was to be young, innocent, and curious about life.
Except for those blob things. I'm stayin' far away from those blob things!
Miss Lucie Grace
1 year ago