Tuppy’s Holiday

The sun is shining, the birds are twittering, and all is otherwise quiet here on the marina.
Our friends are attending a special birthday party tonight, and so Tuppy will be spending the weekend with us, which includes an overnight stay.

tuppy and maggieAlthough we have had two dogs on board on several occasions, sleepovers haven’t been necessary, so tonight is going to be interesting, as like Maggie, Tuppy sleeps on the bed.
Sorry sweetheart, but that ain’t gonna happen, as we know from past experience that allowing another dog in the bedroom, let alone on the bed, is a definite No-No in Maggie’s domain.

We are lucky in that Maggie and Tuppy get on and also that her routine is very similar to ours. We will have to lift Maggie’s food though as Tups is likely to stick her head in and keep it there until the bowl’s empty. She would then resemble a blimp and we’d have to roll her everywhere like a marble.
round dogObviously, we don’t have ‘walls’ round our bedroom (that is one of the advantages of a wide beam by the way, a full size bed you can walk around, bedside cabinets, a door and privacy in case you have overnight visitors), and Tuppy is so tiny, she couldn’t jump up on the bed anyway.  So to save her any distress and for her to have human company,  we have a plan B, or should I say Plan T.  Hubby intends to sleep on the single bench with her tonight while Maggie and I curl up together as normal.

To be continued…………………………………..


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Tuppy’s Holiday

  1. colinandray says:

    Is there a Plan “B” in the event that either/both canines aren’t cooperative regarding the sleeping arrangements? 🙂

    • You should see them now. Both wee’d and poo’d, treat given, with Maggie asleep on her blanket, and Tuppy giving it ZZss in her basket on the floor.
      As for Plan B, tomorrow’s post (and after the event) will answer your question Colin. 😀

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