A month ago I saw an advert in the local paper for dog sitters wanted. I have had dogs most of my life but my sudden return to New Zealand to care for my mum has put me in a situation where I am not in a position to have a dog again at the moment. When I saw the advert for sitting, I thought what a great idea, I could have some company and cuddles without having to commit to a dog right now. I signed up with the agency, "Guardians" a dog sitting service run by Andy Evans. Guardians match up doggies whose owners are going away on holiday with a sitter that might suit a particular dog. I asked for small dogs that were preferable allergy free such as poodles, schnauzers, maltese etc Andy is a great guy and offering a wonderful service as I know that some dogs can get stressed out or depressed in kennels. Guardians is like a "home away from home".
With dog sitting you get all types of doggy personalities and the dog I am minding at the moment is called "Hugo", he is a young (1 1/2 year old) Miniature Schnauzer who is personality plus! He is the most delightful and loving dog and I have decided he is really a small person in the guise of a doggie shape. Hugo is so sociable and has already met my mum and sat on her lap, met her friend and her caregiver, plus my son and his little Chihuahua all in a couple of days. We have had umpteen walks down the beach and at this moment in time he is curled up in his basket in my studio...making little grunting, snoring sounds.
I have kept in contact with Hugo's owner to let him know how well he has settled, and told him that he will have to prise his lead out of my hands when he comes to pick him up because I am "besotted" by this gorgeous well behaved but cheeky little boy. Super intelligent and personality plus!
Nothing left to do now but introduce you:
Such a well behaved dog.
Relaxed on my sofa throw and new burlap pillow from Rustic Country Crafts. I actually think Hugo compliments my sofa accessories :)...and I have nicknamed him "Hugo Boss"!
Have a wonderful day.