Miss Amy (as we have been taught to call her) has been our dog walker for several years. She isn’t all bad. We, of course, prefer our humans but considering the options; no walk or a walk with Amy, we will choose walking any time. She usually goes plenty fast except in the snow, she’s sort of slow for some reason.
Molly has her say: I am not crazy about new people, it’s not that I am scared, it’s just that strange people should be considered very carefully for many reasons. When my mom rescued me I was scared but I was young then, I have matured quite a bit. Miss Amy was a suspicious character at first but I couldn’t resist pets when she sat on the couch giving them to Gunner and not me. All he really cares about is treats anyway. She takes us on nice walks, I don’t really care to walk away from home, what if it’s not there when I get back? I do enjoy when we turn towards home though. My nice warm bed, that the humans insist on invading, is there waiting for me.
Gunner’s Perspective: Miss Amy was my dog walker long before I allowed Molly to join the household. I did all of the training, of both Molly and Miss Amy. I wait at the window when I hear her car but sometimes she’s tricky and shows up in the wrong car. This necessitates the defense of the house becoming the priority until she is identified. She gives me treats but not nearly enough. I don’t know what our humans have told her but I do need lots of treats, protecting the house is a job that takes a lot of energy and it deserves a lot of rewards. I even protect the cats, though I can’t see their usefulness to the household defenses.
All in all we report that Miss Amy is better then nothing. Our humans seem to like her fine so that says something even though all humans are sorely lacking in judgement when it comes to visitors. You should smell some of their guests…..