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Dog sitting adventures

Posted Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 8:31 PM

Well, I have a new job in addition to fixing computers, a friend of mine was in a fix. She just moved from California and got a job sitting with the house bound elderly. It is a good job, except they needed her for 12 hour shifts.

Her little dog would be couped up in the house for all that time without pottie breaks and fun.

So TA DAH, I donned my cape (no spandex) and came to the rescue of a very bored Chihuahua. He is quite the personality and is used to being around people, loves the car and riding. So, we took off. I took him for walks (he's that small and pees that much??), and more walks, and rides in the car. He likes Bon Jovi, can't fault a guy for that.

So we get to my house, and we go over etiquette 101.

No marking the territory in the house, i don't care if you think you must.

No pestering the cats, they have weapons.

No trying to imtimidate my dog, he is bigger than you.

Chihuahua's have got some big attitudes in those small bodies let me tell you.

He is a sweetie, if you see him looking out the window of my car just wave, he will grin and say Hola!

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I hope you are blessed in your computer work and in your personal life.

We had an orange tabby with a few "damaged files".

(Let's just say that if he'd been a floppy disk instead of a floppy cat,I'd swear someone had tried to stick him to the computer with a refrigerator magnet.)

He knew how to love and accept love though so I figure he was no dummy,after all.

Any human who is fortunate enough to be able to do the same is indeed fortunate.

When you have the option of devoting yourself to your child and helping him make the most of his life,you're living the better part.

It can't be easy but I know you'll be given rewards to match your effort.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 1:37 PM

quantumcat, am on my own fixing computers at my home. I have a autistic son and my schedule is such ineed it to be flexiable. Data and Daacs are still at my sister in laws shoppe fat and sassy. They are beautiful cats.

Tattoos: I would not trade our "big Dummy" we adopted for nothing either. He is a spitz/husky mix.. he needs prozac.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Feb 8, 2009, at 1:38 PM

I have a jack russell/chihuaha mix. (Toby) He is a total idiot, extremely intelligent and in bad need of a mental health therapist. I would'nt trade for a million bucks. He fits my personality perfectly.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Feb 8, 2009, at 10:48 AM

We had a chihuahua that had her dog cousins (rotties,pit bulls,wolf hybrids,etc.) crying and cowering under the porch.

I don't know if they were upset because she might take advantage of her protected status or if they'd figured out that little things like bees and banty hens were dangerous.

But,she'd help herself to their toys,take naps in their food dishes and help the cats wash those big dog ears that were bigger than she was at the time.

This was all before she got up to two pounds and started channeling Granny Clampett.

Does Phelan help Daacs and Data?

We need some stuff done.

(I think the p.c. has hairballs again and I'm afraid to put pumpkin puree or chicken baby food into the c.p.u.)

I figure if critters cause the problem,critters can fix it.

Michael,you have a lovely family.

When can we see a pic of your "hound of heaven"?

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 10:57 PM

ha Phelan thinks he is a BIG dog....

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 9:00 PM

I got Chihuahua also, would not trade him for nothing.

-- Posted by michaelbell on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 8:35 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.