Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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searching again for a pet sitter...
We took Lizzie to a pet sitter a few weeks ago. I talked to her today and she is not sure that she wants to take Lizzie over Spring Break. She said that she is higher maintenance than a Daisy dog is. She did not like having to add supplements to Lizzie's home cooked food. I add 1/4 teaspoon of a supplement mix every meal, 1/4 teaspoon fish oil in the am and a capsule multivitamin sprinkled in her food M-W-F. I did request that she comb her and I think she kept them up the first few nights. She did tell me that Lizzie could sleep with someone, but I think she kept her in the living room and Lizzie started barking after her husband went to bed. She hasn't been getting any knots lately, so I don't think that combing was that big of a deal.
She suggested finding someone to stay in the house. I just have a really hard time having a stranger stay here. We lucked out in August as our neighbors were moving and the girl's stayed here before heading off to college and teaching abroad.
I have watched my mom's dog a lot, but they will be in Arizona. I am also afraid that she will be too firm with her. She thinks it is bad she sleeps with us. It just works for us. Lizzie loves to be with people. She is not a lap dog, but always near.
I am visiting a family on Saturday that watches dogs in their house. Hopefully, she will take Lizzie. Spring Break is an issue here as ALL the school districts in the entire area take the same week off for Spring Break. Anyone who watches animals will fill up quickly.
Not much any of you can do, I just needed to vent!