Dogs are a man’s best friend, eh? Well, after dog-sitting for the past few days, I certainly agree. I dog-sat for my friends’ two dogs, Landon and Cody. One is a Schnauzer and the other is a Bichon Frise. What great dogs!
I certainly learned a lot from the doggies — especially about the importance of routine tasks. And, I must admit, with them in the house, I went to sleep early every night and woke up early every morning. As dog owners can attest, the dogs wake you up in the morning so they can go outside and do their magic.
Each day was the same — wake up between 6:30 – 6:45; quick bathroom break; provide dog food and water; take an extended walk / bathroom break for 20 – 30 minutes; then back to the house.
In a lucky twist, it snowed heavily in DC on Monday, so I worked from home that day – which allowed me to hang out all day w/ the lovable dogs. Plus, we went out in the snow at least 4 times that day.
Although I’ve lived in my neighborhood for nearly 8 years, I don’t walk around the ‘hood too much … but, with the extended dog walks, I discovered beautiful parts about my neighborhood in Rosslyn that I didn’t know existed, including an old mansion that overlooked the Potomac River.
I dropped off the dogs this morning. I was looking forward to them greeting me when I got home — but, nope — instead it back to the quiet house. But, it really as a fun few days. And, I certainly can relate to the saying that “dogs are a man’s best friend.”