September 5th 2009 7:32 pm
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Well, I am a bit behind on writing in my diary but I have been a very busy girl. Lots of things have happened in the last couple of weeks so I will try to get all of my information updated.
First of all, Mommy and Dad went on vacation the last week of August and I had to stay at home with a petsitter. Yep! Just like a babysitter but a petsitter. Well, whoever heard of such a thing! Mommy would not be content to go away for a week and leave me in the pen all alone and so she made arrangements with a friend to petsit for me. Boy, was I glad of that too. It was really hot here at home; in the 90's so I was really happy to be allowed to be in the yard and to enjoy all of the shade from our big trees. Mommy even left me two wading pools full of nice cool water so that I could cool off when it got too hot. Mommy was worried that I might be tempted by one thing or another to overstep my boundaries with the invisible fence; so she asked her friend to keep an eye on me. This friend/petsitter would stop by our house in the mornings and let me out of the pen. She would even play chuck-it ball with me until I was hot and tired and then she would leave for awhile so that we both could cool off and rest!
Pretty soon, she would be back to check on me and to play some more. This lady was pretty fun and I enjoyed her visits. She brought her own fur babies along one day but I was not happy to see them; so she left them in her car and just played with me.They watched but I was the one who got all of the attention! BOL! Mommy said that the other doggies might have played with me but I decided that I just wanted to play with the nice lady that brought me treats every day.
One day this lady even asked me to get in her car and we started towards town, but I was kind of nervous to be in someone else's vehicle and so she brought me back home. Little did I know that she had intended to take me to McDonald's for an ice cream cone, or I would have settled down and been a good doggie. I was just worried that she might take me away from my house and not bring me back or even worse that she might take me to the VET!! I should have known that she wouldn't have done that to me, but this lady was still somewhat of a stranger to me and I didn't know if I should trust her or not. Next time I will know to sit down and be a lady and maybe I can get one of those ice cream thingies.
Well, I began to look forward to this lady stopping by and she would come about three times a day to check on me and then in the evening, she would let me help put the chickens to bed and gather eggs. Then she would get my dinner ready and give me an egg in my food (just like Mommy always does); so things were pretty normal and I did enjoy having company each day. She was very nice to me and she was an excellent chuck-it ball thrower. I finally decided that she was a pretty good petsitter after all.
The first day that Mom and Dad were gone, one of the kitties that lives in the house escaped when the little grandaughters came and forgot to close the door right away. So this lady would call and call for Tuffy each time that she came, but he was in hiding and wouldn't show his face. Then one morning he came to her and she put him back in the house again. He had been gone for three days and I could tell that the petsitter was very glad to see him. I was quite happy too because now she could pay attention to me and not worry about that silly cat any more. She was very careful to not allow him or Pickles to escape again and so she got to spend more time playing chuck-it ball with me (as it should be)!
Do you know what else this petsitter did? She kept taking pictures of me and the others too. She even made a cute little album that Mommy told me about; she said that it brought tears to her eyes. I don't know why it would make tears but humans are so silly about such things sometimes. The album was a day by day account of what happened at our house; so that Mommy could see what all we did while she was gone. There were several pictures of me with my chuck-it balls, a picture of each kitty and the chickens and even a picture of one of the eggs in the nest that the lady gave me for my suppertime. Hee Hee! Isn't that silly? But it made Mommy happy to see these pictures and she said that she was going to keep this album forever and always. Well, I guess that Mommy must have really, really liked my pictures!
Anyhow, when Mommy and Dad came back from vacation, I was really happy to have them back home again. It is nice to have a petsitter, but it is really nice to have Mom and Dad back home and to have everything back to normal. They were really glad to see me too when they got home and I could tell that they had missed me. So now I am back to my old routine and I get to come in the house every day again. I really liked being in the yard and enjoying the shade trees, but you know, there is just something special about the ceiling fans and the air conditioner. Ahhhh!
And guess what? Mom and Dad have even started to let me sleep on the king sized bed for my afternoon naps. How about that? Mom thought that Dad would not allow that but I guess that he really missed me while he was gone 'cause when I slipped into the bedroom and hopped up on the bed, he just laughed at me and petted me. Boy! I should have tried that before. Hee Hee
We have been taking walks every evening now too since it has cooled off some. They will ask me if I want to go for a walk and of course I act all excited. So we hop in the car and take a short drive over to Dad's farm. There is a long drive-way that goes a mile back through the fields and we park at the end of the lane and walk all the way back to the woods. Sometimes, we even walk a little further and go back to a river that I can splash in. Only we cannot go to the river right now because the crops haven't been harvested yet. I am really anxious to have the beans harvested so that we can go on down to the river but in the meantime, I really enjoy our walks through the fields and into the woods. Boy, my nose is really in overdrive with all of the interesting smells that I find. One evening we saw 3 deer and a raccoon. Then all of a sudden, we heard this almost deafening loud noise and it kind of scared me. I had never heard such a noise before. Mom said that the neighbors were revving up their dune buggies. Wonder why they would do that? And what is a dune buggy anyhow? I don't think that I like them whatever they are because they hurt my ears.
Well, I have helped Mom put the chickens to bed and gather the eggs tonight and it is almost dark; so I have to get my supper and head off to the dog pen and my nice little secure doggie house. It has been another interesting day and I am one tired doggie. We did not go to the farm this evening but Mom took me for a nice walk down the road and we saw some more deer. Boy, that was fun but I am ready for some sleep now. So I will drift off into dreamland for another night and bask in the light of the full moon that shines in my door opening this evening. Ahhh, life in the country is very, very good for this very happy doggie.
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