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Monday, 19 December 2016

She's back

We are dog sitting for the next month. Georgie, the golden retriever, is visiting again as her family heads out of the province. We take the opportunity to groom her when she arrives. Georgie has her winter coat on these days and it is thick. When we bathe her this time of year, her skin barely gets wet.

 

Georgie is almost seven years old now and after all these years, she can proudly claim she has us trained. This is a dog which is out twice a day at her home. Here, we are trained to allow her out any time she goes to a door and waits.

She is lean and trim and at her home, she only eats kibble. Here, she enjoys the peanut butter jars we are trained to save for her before we recycle them. She likes a spoonful or two of the nutty treat left in the jar which she licks out with her long tongue, as she holds the jar with her paws.

 

Walking every day is one of her favourite things; she likes to go after breakfast and we oblige, of course. Yesterday, as we headed out, Georgie barked, something which she does not do when she is on the lead. However, as we discovered, she does bark at foxes, as one crossed the road a short distance from the house. The fox was unperturbed by Georgie's vicious sounding hello.

 

These are the early days of Georgie's latest visit and we have lots of patience for her antics. However, by the time her family comes home, we will be more than ready to have our lives back to normal. And besides, I like to stretch out on the couch!

 


26 comments:

  1. I'll be babysitting TessaDog over Christmas too.... and then again for a week in January when her family head to The Magical World of Disney. She's a great dog, but I do not have a fenced back yard, so every time she needs to go outside, I have to go too. OK in the summer but a pain in the you know where in the winter!

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    1. Oh the joys of pet setting, Shammickite.

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  2. Have fun with Georgie! Now I'm thinking of the old song "Georgie Girl" -- remember that one?

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    1. Hey there, Georgie girl, swinging down the street so fancy free!

      Those lyrics describe Georgie on her walk.

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  3. She's a beauty, for sure. I think she's lucky to have such wonderful surrogate parents! :-)

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    1. We are lucky to have her too, Jan? Though it is only for a few weeks.

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  4. Those Retrievers are pretty special.

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  5. She has you well trained. Doggie heaven!

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  6. Georgie is a pretty girl and has you well trained. They always know the best spot to stretch out, don't they? lol

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    1. The really do know the best spots, Judith.

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  7. Ha ha. Happy post. My small dogs would get their heads stuck in the jars. That old fox, knows whats what. Did you know foxes are dogs...genetically? Russian scientists have been doing some interesting research.

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    1. There are many foxes around here. My husband sees them most mornings when he walks. They are cute dogs, SS.

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  8. How sweet, such special times with George! He definitely does have you trained. Love that picture of the peanut butter jar licker :)

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    1. She does love her peanut butter, SUI.

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  9. She is beautiful and I will bet warm to sit next to.

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  10. Happy dog sitting. She is a beautiful girl.

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    1. She has such a great disposition, EC, and is smart too.

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  11. Beautiful dog! Looks like a pretty happy and healthy dog!

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  12. It doesn't look if you will have much of a chance to stretch out on the couch! Having a dog I can appreciate how your life will be different for a few weeks! Sarah x

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    1. She rules the roost for the few weeks she's here, Sarah.

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  13. She looks like a happy pup. Nice of you to care for her during those few weeks.

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