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update about Racquet's care

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I have been off the forum for five weeks travelling Asia. I found a wonderful woman on Housecarers.com to watch Racquet while I was gone. They adored each other and she did the most remarkable job training him . He know so many new commands and is the perfect gentlemen. I am so glad that I went with my "gut feelings" and found someone else to care for him. I came home to one very well behaved and happy happy dog.
(Carole ofered to take Racquet but I thought it was best for him to stay home. I am most appreciative of her kindness)
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Wow, that's fantastic! I can't imagine finding someone to do that, let alone train your dog too!! I hope you had a great time....pictures!!

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WOW! That's fantastic!
I went on an 11 day cruise in Jan and left my puppy with the dog sitter from H*ll. I'm so happy to hear you had a much more positive experience. And to have her do some training too! I would've been pleased if mine would've just spent some time with Stella.
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Elayne, so glad to hear everything went so well for Racquet while you were gone! Thanks for letting us know. That was very generous of Carole to offer her help too!

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Welcome back to the forum and do tell us about your trip!

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Elayne, it sounds like you scored with finding exactly the right person. Congratulations on getting two different things accomplished - Racquet well cared for and some extra training too.
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Elayne, that's wonderful that Racquet was so well taken care of! 5 weeks in Asia sounds amazing! Did you have a good time? Welcome back.


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Wow! Great story. We are most likely going away for a week this summer. Luckily, our friend is a great sitter and Gryff loves her Rottie. I am hoping Nicole will be able to take Gryff for us again. She doesn't teach him new tricks though.

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Welcome back, Elayne! How great to have had Racquet cared for so well. Would this lady travel to my place, just in case I ever need her???

I certainly hope you're planning to share some stories and pix of your trip with us

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Elayne, back! It was great that you got to have a nice vacation and a great caretaker for Racquet.

I looked up the website and the blogs of housesitters and their experiences are an interesting read.

Leslie, like the other sitters on the website who travel to various countries or within the same country, Elayne's sitter might consider the idea of being a "traveling sitter" for the Hav families on the forum

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