My mom saved me from large building full of cages that were filled with lots of barking dogs. I had a very painful wound on my leg so she was just supposed to keep me until I was better and a real home could be found but, I was so charming I was able to stick around for good. As my mom put it, “he just sort of never left.”
I like things done the right way. Putting that thing on me is not the right way but both Amy and my human insist on it and, since it seems to be required for a walk, I put up with it. I like to walk briskly with many stops to sniff and mark. Amy won’t let me mark all of the flowers and garbage cans that require it and this is very frustrating. We do move fast when I want to though. After my walk I require a few minutes in the yard. I had to make this very clear to Amy as she just didn’t understand that this had to be part of our time together. Fresh water is required each visit but she seemed to know this one, very odd for a human to be so well trained, but don’t look a gift human in the mouth. Petting is another thing she gets right. I particularly like it when she sits on the porch steps and I get to lean against her for pets and a hug or two. It’s another thing that, oddly, required very little training. All in all since she’s the only pet sitter I’ve ever had, I guess she does a good job.
- Pet Sitter Note: Missa was lost to cancer in May 2010. Tragically Utley was lost to cancer as well a couple of months later. Both boys lived, long full lives filled with of love and all the doggie fun they could ask for. It has been a dificult year for Deano and his human but I think they are a great comfort to one another.
- All three dogs were adopted from The Humane Society of Indianapolis (HSI) Deano’s human has been a valuable and dedicated foster parent to HSI for years. It’s always lots of fun to see just who will be waiting for me at Deano’s house!