As you may recall, we had one of many furry houseguests a few weeks ago. This week? We had not one but TWO non-human visitors.
One of my friends went back to Michigan to visit family and attend her big brother’s wedding. She kindly asked if we would watch her pets for the week, and we were up for the challenge.
This feline lady is Mitty. She spends most of the day hiding in our extra large closet, but comes out at night to romp around with her dog brother and sit next to our screen door enjoying the breeze:
Once upon a time, I was crazy about my own cat, but I am so out of practice. Cats are a little foreign to me, and I find myself trying to play with her like a dog. Whoops. Mitty is super cool and friendly with everyone, so she’s easy to live with. However, she doesn’t appreciate Rufus getting all up in her business, so I let her teach him a lesson or two 😉
And then there’s Mr. Moose:
Moose is a 2 yr. old boston terrier/ dachshund/ min pin mix. He has separation anxiety, but he’s been really good while staying with us. I make sure to give him plenty of exercise and playtime so that he’s all ready to rest while we are at work. So far, we haven’t had any noise complaints from the neighbors or chewing incidents. Hooray!
It reached close to 100 degrees today in good ol’ Oregon, so we decided to visit one of my favorite close-by spots, Mary S. Young Park:
We went for a short hike through the woods to get to the water, and both of them waded around for a bit, played some chase, and even hung out with two golden retrievers. Moose can be a little anxious around new dogs, but he has awesome recall, so he stuck close by me. Rufus gave it his best to flirt with the female retriever, but she was more interested in swimming and playing fetch with her dog walker. :sigh: At least he tried his best, right?
I packed up the soggy, exhausted dogs and it was back home again to enjoy some r&r and frozen kongs (and a tropical smoothie for the human). It’s been a good day off, if I do say so myself.