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Yeah. So, that wasn’t going to be my heading for the day: it was supposed to be “The Dog Days of….September?”. But Dusty decided she needed to stand on the keyboard and what you see above was the result.

Yep, I’m dog-sitting. My parents left at 7AM on Sunday and I’ll be stuck with her (I mean, I will be enjoying her company) until next Sunday evening. I’m already exhausted. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s needy (she is) or I baby her (I do), or if I’m just not a good “parent” (I’m not). Either way, she’s cute…especially when she’s calm and lays on the sofa with me. Otherwise she’s not cute…ever. (kidding…sorta)

Otherwise, my weekend was spent on the Cape….helping Randy garden on Saturday, then taking over dog responsibilities yesterday. Randy is ditching me for a business trip in the morning so I’ll be a single parent the next few nights. Is it wrong to give a dog Benadryl?


  1. Comment by Lise on September 17, 2007 2:04 pm

    Do you want some lessons? I’m an animal whisperer, not just cats. There’s a certain tone … and when you use it they obey. Seriously. Plus, dogs are much easier to train than cats so no excuses. My pussies are the best behaved ones you ever did see (I get many compliments…).

  2. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on September 17, 2007 3:38 pm

    I received many a compliment on my pussy as well.

  3. Comment by Will on September 18, 2007 10:31 pm

    Can’t give advice–I’m a cat person all the way. Just be firm and loving. That usually seems to work. Of course, when you leave the house or turn your back, The Law of the Jungle takes over.

    Good Luck!

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