Welcome to Freeepeace's Doggy Camp.
I love dogs (we know this) but I'm very selective about the dogs I allow to stay overnight with us. It's a lot of work. And a lot of added stress. But because I see Winnie and Sparky every day - and because they are good friends - and because Hunny loves them both - I am thrilled to have them here!
Saturday I picked up Winnie [Australian Shepherd pictured on the RIGHT]. Along with her came her big fluffy bed, one full backpack [food, bowls, toys, treats, treats and more treats] and a cooler bigger than my own [more food - perishable]. She eats better than me!
Today I picked up Sparky [Miniature Schnauzer pictured in the MIDDLE]. She came with her fluffy bed, a grocery bag of food and treats, and an oversized, overstuffed bag of stuffed, squeaky toys. So far, she's the only dog who hasn't played with any of them. She does, however, like Hunny's bones...especially the one Hunny is chewing. Oh the joy of the animal kingdom. Or, in this case, queendom.
I swear, Winnie and Sparky have more toys than Hunny's had throughout her entire life. I'm beginning to feel bad for Hunny now. Anytime I let her stay overnight with someone, I pretty much drop her off with her leash and collar. Winnie even has her own backpack!
Aside from all the bones, it looks like a daycare around here. It's great. When it's playtime, they all play. When it's naptime, they all nap. When it's mealtime, they all eat. When it's snacktime, I have their undivided attention. [pictured]
All three dogs can do different tricks. Winnie can roll over. Sparky can give me a high-five. Hunny will sing and howl up a storm if she hears the sound of sirens off in the distance. And I can get laryngitis imitating the sound of sirens trying to prove it. Instead, I settle for a dance [which is the third cutest thing she does - preceded by howling and humping].
Tonight is our first night together. We'll see how well everyone does sleeping through the night. So far, we are accident-free. And I haven't had to breakup any fights ... yet. ::knock wood:: We've got a whole week of this.
I'm so lucky that my roommate loves animals. He says the more the merrier. But then again, he greets them, gives them treats, rolls around on the floor with them, takes their pictures and leaves. I'm in charge of the feedings, walking, cleanup and discipline. Ah, no worries. I signed up for it all. I love my job!