Happy Friday to you! The week flew by and I'm definitely going to have to work on pacing myself. About a month or two ago, our next door neighbors approached us about dog sitting for their Dukie. They are headed to the Soviet Republic and other countries for two weeks. Dukie is their "grandpup"-their daughter got tired of them asking when she was going to have a family and bought them a puppy. Dukie is a little over a year and a bundle of fun. When they explained that there was no one, but me, who they trusted with their beloved companion and would we consider having him while they were gone. Let me tell you friends, that we often trade with our daughters, but I haven't done that for anyone else before. These neighbors have been so good to us and we appreciate their gracious hospitality(even inviting us to join them in Arizone next winter for a week), how could I say anything but yes. Dukie is small and he and Hunter play well together so it should be an easy vacation for him.
I can tell you already that Hunter has run him around the house and is saved by the fact that Dukie doesn't/can't climb on furniture-there by letting Hunter get away from him when he's done.
Their daughter is flying in from New York next week to have him for a few days, giving us a bit of a break. I'm sure once Dukie settles into our routine and home, the time will be easy. Hunter will be disappointed when he is alone after Dukie goes home. Tomorrow night we are taking both dogs to Lily's house; we will have a cook out and the dogs will have a great time with their acreage and all the kids. Lily has also had play time when she's been here with us and Dukie has come over.
I can't let today pass without remembering that horrific day so many years ago when America fell under attack and so many lost their lives so needlessly. May we never forget and may our country stay united as the attack joined all Americans in a united front.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Noreen, Hunter and Dukie
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