This last weekend Tim and I had another adventure in Bradford On Avon looking after two very sweet Collies. We thought they were going to be pretty high maintenance but they turned out to be two very lovely boys who just wanted to chase balls in the garden for hours on end. The only flaw in the ‘game’ was that neither of them returned the balls! I spent many hours blazing a trail to the bottom of the garden retrieving wet muddy balls to throw again! I did have the aid of a tennis racquet to launch said balls which did save my arm somewhat. Both pups did finally settle down and sleep after we had lit the fire and hidden all the tennis balls.
The owners did warn us that both dogs usually get up at about 6.30am and sure enough the ‘alarm bark’ went off at 6.23am! More ball chasing was called for before breakfast. The dogs breakfast included dog biscuits and fresh chicken. Tim was a bit gutted as he thought the chicken would have been much better utilised in a sandwich for him rather than given to the dogs! He did make the comment that the dogs were better fed than him.
All in all we had a very pleasant time with the boys and can’t wait for our next assignment which is in Norfolk in May for four wire fox terriers (aka terrors). That ‘should’ be our dream pet sit as they are one of our all time favourite breed of dog but……………four of them……………..i think we need our heads seeing to!