Friends, I have great news. I now have my first official dog-sitting job!
I guess I've been thrown in the deep end doing 5-days-a-week house visits for Ava, the 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup... but I love it! Cute little ears and paws aside, I'm learning a lot... quickly!
|Ava, my first official dog-sitting charge|
Her people are friends of my boyfriend, and currently work full-time. When they're home though, they are doing everything textbook in terms of puppy-raising, so it's a test of my skills to keep it up as Ava's primary carer during the day! I am in charge of looking after, loving and training the 8 week old pup during the day. Whew!
Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know which dogs I have cared for in the past. What you probably don't know is what kind of dog I go gaga over the most: large, male goofballs. (At least, that's how I imagine my future dog.) Which is... a little different from the dogs I have been asked to work with so far.
Does Ava fit that criteria? Not a bit! Do I care? Not a bit! I love doing this and am super grateful to her people for giving me this opportunity to learn about puppies, and have another sweet furry in my life. And who knows, maybe it's a sign... maybe I'll decide my future dog will be female, or a small dog! But for a time, the spotlight will be on this little one...
|See? This is serious business now!|