Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Afternoon With My Co-Pilot, Henry, Is Always Purrfect

When I brought Henry home 15 years ago I didn't have a crate so he rested on my arm during the ride home rather than hiding under the seat so it wasn't surprising that he was delighted to be on the road yesterday even though he was going to the vet to get his thyroid level checked. 

Another amazing thing is that he's never been scared to wait for the vet to exam him; instead, he nonchalantly sniffed every inch of the room and was relaxed while the vet checked his vital signs.

  After the visit he spent three hours watching me walk do my errands and each time I got back in the car he was seated just like this! Isn't that amazing and oh so cute? 

I feel very lucky to have such a handsome and adventurous companion because he has brought me so much joy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dead Mice in the Kitchen

At the start of a series of visits at Simon's house I read a note that said "Simon has been playing with mice that he finds behind the stove and refrigerator so don't be surprised if you find dead ones in the kitchen. When I find them I fling them into the back yard and sometimes I bury them but I will leave it up to you to decide what you want to do with them." 

As you can well imagine I was horrified by this information because I am not one of THOSE PEOPLE who is nonchalant when I see any dead animal. Instead, I scream and run or walk away from them as quickly as possible. I can't think of anyone who would react any differently. Can you?

Right after I read the note I checked every nook and cranny for mice but I was fortunate not to find any so I was able to play with Simon with relief. 

On the second day there weren't any in sight so I was able to relax while Simon tried to undo my shoelaces and eat his kibble.

but on the third day Simon looked as if he had something to show me so I braced myself for the inevitable

but as luck would have it, I found this little guy! Isn't he cute?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lemmy, Iggy, and Arty Join the Teacher's Pet Sitting Service Family!

From left to right are my friends Lemmy, Iggy, and Arty and my dog, Daisy.
Because Lemmy, Iggy, and Arty's parents travel so often Daisy and I have walked more miles than we could count and during our trips around town we've met many people who could not believe how easy it looked for me to keep them from pulling me to the ground but much to my surprise walking with them put a smile on my face every time!

And when we weren't walking I've been amused by Arty's happiness whenever I dropped leaves for him to chase and eat

 while Iggy barked and begged me to play a game of fetch but it was next to impossible for me to snatch if from his wrinkly jowls. 

Meanwhile, Lemmy quietly waited for me to toss his ball to towards the trees.

And when their parents were away for an extended period of time a box of new food was delivered to the door and Arty was especially happy about that! 

 As you can tell, at every visit the boys were as happy as could be to have me and Daisy keep them company when their owners were far away!