gone to the dogs

and cats, too!

back in late april, i flew to the east coast to visit family (check that out here) and to pet sit for a couple of friends. stacie and karen are amazing people. in addition to a healthy amount of “house” dogs and cats, they have provided a loving doggie sanctuary for 25 dogs. these guys are semi-feral, really no way to adopt them out, so they are living their life with a friend (2 dogs per run), lots of nice space to run and hang out, food & water, veterinarian needs, and treats & a little human love twice a day. sounds pretty good!

after being in utah and arizona for the last couple of months, i was almost overwhelmed by all the green! here’s the barn dogs home. i tried to get a photo of everyone, but some are just too shy.
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the horses were not under my watch, but they enjoyed a daily visitIMG_2158

some more than othersIMG_2064

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see that speck in the driveway? that’s evil the kitty. i like to call him toonces. if you stop the gator and give toonces a call, he comes over and hops right in for a ride. he probably would drive if given the chanceIMG_2072

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speaking of kitties, here they are! after having 3 cats for 18 years, i really miss them. it was nice to get my fill of lap warmersthekitties

tom tom is the newest member of the family. he just showed up and refused to leave. i think the word is out that this is the house to live inIMG_2423

meet the house dogs. seven are inside dogs. with that many cats and dogs, you’d think it would be a zoo. it’s not. it’s quite. everybody is very well behaved. and! how exciting! a central vac system helps manage the fur issue. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the central vac 😀

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if you look closely, there are four cats. this is what happens when you try to enjoy a bowl of cereal in bedIMG_1914

this is sierra. she and the grinch share some physical similarities …IMG_2207

look at those hairy feet!IMG_2177

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see! rough times. way too loud and rambunctious IMG_2081

waiting patiently for a treat (and for me to try to get everyone in the frame)IMG_2113

totally not pet related but equally as important … after using a  handheld shower for the last six months, i took advantage of the tub and bubbles. note to self: when using the bath jets, bubbles may take over!
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beautiful flowers surrounded the deck
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county sunsets are pretty spectacular. it was nice to help out some friends and to get to enjoy their house and all the things you don’t get when living in a small space on the road. this may become a yearly event!
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One thought on “gone to the dogs

  1. This was especially fun to read because you shared that you did this, Now I was able to see the pics felt like I was there.

    Living here in the S. West. I am in awe how green it is back there.

    Safe tumbling
    Kymee

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