... have pillow fights.
"Nothing says "I missed you" like pillow entrails. I cared enough to shred the very best."
I was in Luasanne, Switzerland house hunting for our move this past week. Loki and Juno's personal chef, entertainer and companion kept me updated on how they handled being without me. "Loki and Juno are doing so well! They're so well behaved," wrote Diane in her e-mails, "I'm going to miss them and I would love to come to Switzerland just to pet sit them!"
Um, sure Diane. And shredding pillows is considered "behaved" in what universe? Are you sure you want to pet sit them again? Figures they saved the pillow mess just for me. Nobody ever believes me when I say these two are trouble.
"I had nothing to do with this Mom! Swear to dogs!"
Loki and Juno met Diane the week before I left and hit it off with her just fine. Loki even let her take his leash, something he never stands for when I'm around. Dog-forbid anyone but his Mom be attached to him. When Diane left, I warned her that Loki will definitely appear intimidating on her first day. "He'll bark and act like a cracked-out Cujo ready to eat you," I told her. "Oh I'm not intimidated by him," Diane assured me. "He's quite sweet." I smiled knowingly to myself.
Diane's first email to me read something to the tune of: "I must admit, I was quite apprehensive approaching the gate with Loki barking aggressively and was a bit intimidated." Sigh. Do I know my cracker-dog or what?
Loki has two greetings: Cracked-Out-Cujo, and "I'm your BEST friend in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!" By the 3rd visit, they were best pals and Diane wrote: "Loki and I are buddies. Period. He follows me everywhere and I can play with him quite roughly very confidently." Sigh. Just as expected.
I'm not sure if Juno ever warmed up to her more than approaching her quickly then bouncing away, but at least she wasn't rude enough to pull a Cujo on her.
I'll have more later this week with photos from the trip and of the Wild Dingo Estate Abroad. Regardless of the pillow mess, it was great to be home among the endless kisses.
"SHE started it mom!"
"I resent the biasness I am being treated with. Prior convictions have no bearing on this case."
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