Sunday, March 28, 2010
This week I am house, dog and cat sitting for some friends. It's actually kind of a mini vacation for me. They have an awesome house. Since my husband and I separated in October I've been living in our old house. I haven't signed up for cable so I've been using my Netflix subscription very regularly and I don't have an actual bed at the house so I've been sleeping on an air mattress (not as bad as it sounds, it's pretty comfortable). So I've kind of been living "in limbo" the past few months. So, when the opportunity came up to stay at my friends' house while they're on vacation I jumped at the chance. They have a beautiful home, real beds :) and a t.v. with real channels.
Anyway, the dog I am watching is a 68 lb, 8 month old golden retriever. Beautiful dog with lots of energy. He's an outdoor dog so I don't have to worry about cleaning up any messes he would make in the house...very low maintenance. Well, yesterday I ran to Walmart to get some stuff for the upcoming week. As I was unloading my car, he grabbed and tore one of the bags, then I look up to see him running off with my new pair of workout pants in his mouth...funny now...not so hilarious at the moment :). I took the rest of my stuff inside then went to track down my pants. He'd left them in the yard but of course when I picked them up he thought I wanted to play tug of war with them. I did get them back...no holes, just dog slobber which is easily fixed. My friend called this morning to see how everything was going and I told him the story. He said "Oh yeah...I forgot to tell you if you're carrying anything into the house you might want to carry it above your head".
Other than that it's been a great weekend and I'm looking forward to more adventures with the dog...gonna go out and play fetch with him now. I'd love to take him for a walk but am not sure I'm ready to face the challenge of him on a leash yet :)
Have a good rest of the weekend everybody!!!