The green eyed monster is currently in residence and has been since last Sunday, and currently the atmosphere is a little green too It has been a busy ole week with dog/parrot/child sitting. Sunday to Thursday I had in residence Jilly Dog who is my brother in law's 13 year old jack russell cross, who is deaf and appears to suffer memory problems. on Wednesday whist walking in the local park and looking after my mate's 2 sons and their 2 cousins Jilly Dog decided to get spooked, and ripped the lead out of my hand. By god did she run around like a nutter, no way in hell even if I had a decent pair of lungs would I have caught her. There I was standing in the park just praying that this nutter of a terrier would stop zig zagging about the park. Thank god she came back but only after I sounded like a demented woman yelling my head off for 10 minutes. Jilly went home last night, and for one night only Lottie dog was back in her comfort zone as the only dog in the house, and the only dog to occupy the sofa.
Today I buggered up her karma again, and after abandoning her for 3 hours this morning returned with two Labradors, Jazzie a blonde 11 year old, and Tilly a black 7 to 8 year old.. Can't say my karma is too good either, Jazzie saw fit to raise my blood pressure after escaping from her owner's garden, via a 6 foot fence. Thank god a local taxi firm who knew I was going to be using their services later that afternoon to bring the labs back to my place saw her, and picked her up. Jazzie has done this before and the same taxi service put out an alert on her missing, when I and her Mum were out looking for her, unfortunately on that occasion the dog warden got her first and cost her Mum 80 quid to get her back Why she does it no idea, and she is so damn quick, she is gone before you even realise it!
Anyway since I have got back home, both Jazzie and Tilly have had a stand off with the neighbour's cat Jake, Jake 1 Labs Nil, they decided that the hissing was message enough that Jake meant business. Funny thing was he started it. Think he wanted to prove a point. All dogs have gone ballistic at my neighbour walking around his flat upstairs when he first came in, something Lottie doesn't normally do, but she was just following the pack, tonight is going to be interesting when hubby Richard comes in from his night out Oh my neighbours are so going to love me NOT!
Currently I have the windows open not just because it is so damn hot, but a certain Jazzie is turning the air green with her farty bum, if my plants don't wilt with the heat, her not so ozone friendly odour might just do them in.
So why do I do this to myself? Well because I adore dogs for one and two owning a dog is particularly important to me. Most people socialise via their employment, they have lunch together and go out after work, but not working due my health this is something I am unable to do. Having Lottie by my side often encourages others to strike up conversations, and I can also be a member of the local doggy social circle. I do find that when I am out without Lottie I suddenly become invisible so having Lottie as my unofficial therapy dog is extremely important..
Thanks for reading folks, off to get some hopefully fresher air! Love Daxie Mad