Third time not so lucky

I have been in to play, get trashed, check on, let out, feed and water the little shih tzu next door while her owners were away for the day.
The first time I went in, she was all over me, and we had a little game in the garden with a squeaky ball, then she launched herself at me and we had a cuddle on the garden chair.
She didn’t perform for me though which was a little disappointing, hadn’t touched her dinner, and would only drink by licking my fingers after I’d dipped them in her water bowl. I left after about half an hour, came home and did the housework while Hubby was walking Maya. She had a lovely romp on the beach again today and was made a fuss of by a lot of people, including a little boy in foster care who wanted to say hello. Hubby asked his foster Mum to wait until he’d got Maya to sit before he came over, and when he did, she licked his face which made him giggle. Isn’t it wonderful when kids aren’t afraid of big dogs?

I went in again after lunch and she went rushing out in the garden. I thought great, but she did nothing, so after another half an hour or so of play and keeping her company with tummy rubs and cuddles, I came back home.

Hubby had his INR this evening so I went in just before he left, and she had lived up to her name by pooing in the kitchen and weeing in the hall. At least the latter was on a puppy pad. I cleared up but couldn’t stay long because Hubby had to go. When I got home I took Maya out for another walk and she was really good for me.

I had intended to go back in when Hubby got home, but our neighbours pulled up outside before I could, so I hope there was no mess for them to clear up.
Overall, she had been pretty good as she was on her own for most of the day. She’s a dynamo though, all over the place, all over me, and has no off switch.
Much as she is a sweetheart, I was glad to come back to our lovable lummox of a cuddly teddy bear who has performed as requested and is now curled up at my feet.

Photo early May.


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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12 Responses to Third time not so lucky

  1. murisopsis says:

    So glad the neighbors have returned… Sounds like they haven’t managed the house training completely if they still need a puppy pad. I’m sure it makes Maya look like a genius!

    • It used to be newspapers didn’t it. I don’t believe in puppy pads because all you’re doing is encouraging the dog to pee indoors whereas if you take it outside it learns quicker…….. well that’s my opinion anyway.

  2. She “has no off switch.” LOL. It doesn’t sound like it. You’re a good neighbor. Puppy care is a lot of work.

  3. Is she healthy? Leaving a dog alone like that for a long time isn’t a great idea, but I suppose they have their reasons. I just hope she isn’t ill.

    • They had a funeral today which is why I went in to see to her. It wasn’t a problem and she is definitely healthy. She’s eaten her dinner now and is glad to have her owners back home. They made great time and were back earlier than they anticipated.

  4. Lauren says:

    You are a wonderful friend for looking after the neighbor’s dog. I think coming home to your sweet pup was a real relief.

    • I love all dogs, but have my preferences, GSDs being my all time favourite. Maya is younger than Daisy and twenty times as big, so I’m grateful she’s not a dynamo on the go all the time!

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It sounds like it went rather well, you didn’t lose her, so a win in my book 😊

    • She was fine and it was a pity my timing was off for her to do the deed in the house. Glad I went in through the back door though as the third time trying to leave she was through my legs like a shot!

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