Monday, November 25, 2013

Dogs aren't like kids...

So, we know I'm a skilled babysitter - slight joke, slight "duh!" - well, this weekend I tried my hand at dogsitting.

Usually, when I babysit, I only need to ask a couple of questions:
Do they have any food allergies?
What time do they need to go to bed?
What's the bedtime routine?

Luckily, Bobbie is a detail person and sent about 4 screenshots worth of info prepping me for my 12-hour dogsitting stint. I'm so glad I didn't have to ask a gagillion questions - after all, who asks more questions about caring for dogs than they do about caring for a small human?!

I wanted to send Matt and Bobbie photo proof that everyone was warm, happy and well-fed. Does anyone know how hard it is to get three labradors in one photo? Much less three labradors, plus myself?!

So, it's not pretty, but all four of us made it in that last pic. I had an elaborate plan to send Bobbie a bunch of pictures involving crazy shenanigans happening in her house. I've decided that on the next iPhone update, I'd like there to be a timer feature. Selfies just don't have the same impact.

I did send BE my best impression of Cam though... by the looks of it, I'm a smidge taller than the little miss.


So I realized that caring for dogs has one distinct advantage over a kiddo... I got to take a long whirlpool bath without worrying about the safety of the pups. They decided to relax and take a little nap!

We were going upstairs to find a movie, and I swear I could hear Abbey and Charlie begging me to hurry up and figure out how to work the baby gate faster.

I had every intent of being wildly productive on Saturday night, however the pups and I decided that watching the Hunger Games was much more desirable. Well, they fell asleep early, but I enjoyed a chill movie night.

My eyes were pretty heavy by the end of the movie... You guys, the pillows in the Earles' guest room were to die for. 

2:00 a.m.
I woke up to a guest in my bed.
Oh, hey Charlie.

4:00 a.m.
I woke up to find my legs squished between two warm bodies. Looks like Abbey decided to join the party as well.
Oh, hey guys... okay, sure... let's snuggle real close... here in this bed meant for one... comfortably, at least....

6:30 a.m.
Rustle, rustle, whine, whine
I stumbled out of bed to let the pups out and feed them breakfast.

I had a blast with these three faces on Saturday night - I might just have a knack for this dogsitting thing too!

Mommacita and Papas will be visiting this week - plus it's Thanksgiving - plus we have three big events this weekend! I'm crazy excited!



  1. Look at those 6 eyes, OMGOSH!

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  3. How fun! I love them. And I especially love that she sent you their names by color! LOL!