The adventures of Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" our Wire Haired Fox Terrier.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My Week With Val
Mom and Dad went away for the week and they had someone stay with me to keep me company. Her name is Val. I found out very early on that she gets up reeeaallly early in the morning. Once I stretched a few times I was ready to rock and roll and go for a walk, but not without begging for a treat or two, of course!! (You know you always have to break the newbies in when it comes to important things like treats, playing tag around the dining room table, etc. – but Val was a quick learner!!)
I made sure I took Val to all the “hot spots” in the apartment complex on our walks. It was still dark in the morning when we walked so Val had to bring a flashlight with her to pick up after me - I could never seem to “go” under a streetlight!! I had breakfast and then Val was off to work!!
I was so happy to see her when she came home (show a little love; get a treat – works everytime!!). We went for a walk again – this time we went around the entire complex. I showed Val my skill at walking on the curb without falling off!!!
After dinner, we played with some of my toys, I chewed a bone, and then it was out again for one more walk, flashlight at hand!! I would go up on the bed with Val for a little while but I like my own space – I’m sure you can relate!! I went in the spare bedroom or downstairs for the rest of the night. It didn’t take long for that alarm clock to go off again, though!!
On Thursday night, I went on a sleep over!! I went to Bretton Woods in Coram where Val lives. She has a car seat just like Mom and Dad so I had a great time in the car (I had gone on short trips with her to the store, but this was a long ride!!). Well, I just loved her house!! I was up and down her stairs so many times I lost count!! She also had doggie toys there as well and I got my own special water dish too!!! I think she has doggie company a lot!! I helped Val do her laundry – I picked up the items she dropped on the stairs after they were dry, though I was in no rush to return them.
Val has a leather couch – red!! I must say, I looked so stylish on that and on the recliners. There were two recliners, but we shared instead!!
Val has a gated patio so I got to go out without my leash. I tried staring at the gate and saying “open sesame” but the gate would not open no matter how much I wanted to see what was on the other side!!
Well I ran up and down the stairs so many times I was pooped!!
(Laundry is ruff!!) Val brought in the doggie car seat for me to sleep in but I was content to stay on the bed with her. I could see out the window from the bed so I was on squirrel patrol in the morning!!
Val dropped me back off at home on Friday morning – she was off from work but had an outing so Stephanie came over in the afternoon to let me out. I like Stephanie – she has a dog named Winston and I like him too!!
Well, we are watching football Sunday afternoon – Val does not look too happy – I think her Cowboys are not doing too well!!
I guess I’ll have to sit on her to cheer her up!! At half-time we are going in the car again to get some dinner. I already had mine – you know I never miss a meal!! But I think Val ordered something that we have to go pick up.
Mom and Dad are coming home tomorrow night and I can’t wait!! I had fun with Val but I miss my folks!! I hope I get to see Val again though, hmmmmmm next vacation???
I am a female Wire Haired Fox Terrier. Born February 3, 2006 at Thornton' Wires in Clermont, FL. Lynn and Carl Comstock, my wirey Mom Stella and my wirey Grandma Madeline raised me for the 1st 8 weeks of my life. My wirey Dad is Smithy. My new Mom Joan came down from New York and picked me up. We spent a few days in Jacksonville visiting with GG and then it was off to New York on a jet plane. You know what its like to ride under a seat for 3 hours? When we landed in New York, my new Dad John was there to meet us.
Mom and dad are great parents. They have given me a great home, actually 2 great homes. In the summer I spend a lot of time out on my sailboat. I rule the roost here only they don't know it. On those occasions when I mis-behave I'm too cute for them to stay mad at me for long.