Monday, July 15, 2013

Dogsitting Abby

Every now and again I get to dogsit for my friend's dogs. It's usually a nice change of pace compared to fostering because the dogs don't stay as long! This past week I had the pleasure of hanging out with Little Miss Abby. Well maybe I should say Mrs. Abby since she's been around the block a few times :).

Isn't she pretty?

Mrs. Abby is a Dachshund and definitely follows her breed stereotypes for personality. She is a stubborn little thing and was not afraid to tell my dogs what she thought of them. Which was apparently not much, lol. Even Bourbon was shocked speechless, which is quite a feat :). So needless to say, she was kept separate from the crew. I don't think she really minded :).

Abby enjoying a nap on our bed.

It's very different having a dog with short legs and I found her quite comical in action. Bounding up the stairs definitely takes on new meaning when your legs are only 4 inches long! Abby only stayed for 5 days, quite a short vacation, and I'm sure she was happy to get home. It's always stressful to go into another home with multiple dogs (especially my 'in-your-face' dogs), but she handled it well. Especially considering she has separation anxiety. Our current schedules made having Abby over easy because I work during the day while Nicholas is home, and Nicholas worked during the night while I was home. So she was never without a person for more than a few hours when our schedules didn't overlap. But it's still hard to deal with when you are in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.

I'm cute and I know it.

Good luck on your new moving adventure Mrs. Abby!


  1. Roll up ice cubes in bandanas and tie them around their necks. Since my crew has to be crated while we're away, we also use redneck AC for them...a bowl of ice in front of the fan blowing towards their crates.

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