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Dog sitting and LOVING IT!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My son and his girlfriend are taking a trip to France so he asked if I would watch Baguette, his 6 month old Irish Russell Terrier. There wasn’t a chance in a million that I would say no. Baguette is irresistibly cute and so outgoing and playful that I would have to be made of stone to say no. Only problem is my apartment complex does not allow pets.

I’ve been living in this complex for over ten years. I do recall seeing a cat sitting in one of the tenant’s windows at one time; but that was short lived. I assume the owner of the building found out and had her get rid of the cat promptly. I have a key to my son’s condo in San Francisco, but it is nicer for a dog where I live because I’m close to the lake for long walks, close to a wonderful dog park where the dogs are actually friendly, as well as their owners.

Yesterday, we took a rather lengthy walk over to Piedmont Park. There are many people who walk their dogs in the beautiful wooded area around there. Baguette got a chance to make acquaintance with quite a few dogs that crossed his path. Since he’s a pup, he gets quite a lot of attention. Women/girls melt when they see him. One man started to walk past Baguette without saying anything, stopped in his tracks, made an about face, and headed back to Baguette. “What a cute puppy,” he said as he patted his head. He held out his hand for Baguette to nip. He doesn’t bite hard, but he gets a look of fierceness in his eyes and gently settles his teeth against your skin.

We walked to Lake Merritt at 5:30 p.m. There were more people out there than I expected. Baguette loved that there were so many things to look at and people to gush over him. At one point, I stopped to sit on a bench to allow him to study the geese off in the distance. There was such a look of longing in his face. I know he wanted to be off leash, but that would have been impossible. Those geese would have had to use their wings to escape Baguette’s fox hunting speed.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOGOULD 6/15/2011 10:29PM

    He's precious - enjoy your little visitor!!!

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CATLADY52 6/15/2011 6:21PM

    What a cutie pie! emoticon

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NMMAMA2011 6/15/2011 4:44PM

    What a sweet pup! Sounds like you are having fun being Baguette's 'auntie.' Dogs are a great excuse for walking. Enjoy the time with him.

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ZARLOT 6/15/2011 11:54AM

    I love it.

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