Arthur Super Dog
Don't worry, it was prepared for his care before any holidaying was done! Here's where I step in.
I know Arthur (the dog in subject) well and as I am a dog man, Catherine - my other half - asked me if I'd like to have him for the week.
"YES!" was my instant reply! I feel honored to have been asked! Those who aren't dog friendly or knowing about their care, may not get that. I do and love them!
So, I had an amazing week with an amazing dog. Arthur really is a class dog!
Back to me. If reader doesn't know (probably do) I have #MS, and that is the main reason I don't own my own dog. See the blog about that and reasoning.
However! A week with an ultimately calm as anything small dog was a challenge I simply wanted!
It took me back in time to my 1st dog as a kid - Gripper - in my village where I live again, and doing what I did naturally as now an adult dog 'owner'. Second nature 😀.
Yes, it meant a change in one's routine - a welcome change I must add - and boy did I enjoy it.
#MS. Not a sub-subject here, just a touch of realism, not a winge!
As an animal lover, dogs top of that pile, I was only going to be a caring (temporary) owner; with a disability. So I had to be mindful of my limits too.
However! IF there was ever going to be any doubt of Arthur's care, I'd have actioned the other option for him - that is for Catherine's Mam, who knows Arthur well and has done a lot of his care previously to take over - but I'd have moved mountains for him!
He is back home and in top health and form I must add!
Was it too much for me? The week no, yet a reminder of what is involved in pet ownership with love.
Like I said, I am soooo thankful for the trust to look after Arthur for a week. Loved it!
He was of course a bit unsettled at the start, being in a different place without his Mam, yet after a day and a half (ish) he was cool with me. I can also say that by day 6 he knew where he wasn't. Missing his fam!
Until next time 😀 my batteries will be charged by then!