The Grandpeoples watched Leah when me and Meadow went away with our peoples over the Holiday, and this past weekend we returned the favor by watching their dogs, Luke and Kayla. Of course, due to The One Called Donna’s “paranoia” (which is even worse than my Zombie-phobia) I wasn’t allowed to tell you about their visit until after they left. But now that they’ve gone home, I wanted to share some photos that my peoples took during their stay…
Luke (left) and Kayla (right) made themselves at home on their beds, which are much BIGGER than mine.
My peoples re-arranged the furniture to create spacious accommodations for their stay.
The x-pen worked perfectly to split the room in two, so each pack had their own "space."
This bench was right-side up until Meadow considered using it as a springboard into the Shepherds' den.
Our kitchen gate served double duty for extra safety when the peoples needed to use the potty - or sleep.
This handy rag was used for wiping up five sets of muddy paw prints.
"Hey peoples - put down the camera and come hang out in here with US!"
The peoples not only obliged, but they gave out belly rubs too!
Luke settled in with his stuffed "baby."
"Can I come in? You know I can jump this, right?"
"Just so you know - if Meadow jumps in there, I'm knocking this gate over and coming in too!"
It's not like we didn't have another room to hang out in - complete with two dog beds, two crates, and a dog mat.
"Why would I lay THERE - when my peoples are in the other room?" (Notice the air cleaner is right next to Leah's bed?)
Not me, I don't mind hanging in the bedroom by myself. Ahhh....peace and quiet.
Eventually The One Named Nick took us outside to play, while The One Called Donna terrorized the Shepherds, I mean, took photos of them.
When it was time to take Luke and Kayla out to play, my peoples remembered to stash our FAVORITE toys, just in case.
Kayla is playing with a toy she brought from home, but Luke preferred playing with MY giant red ball.
But that's okay, I can share - as long as he doesn't touch my Wubba Kong.
I’m glad I was inside – check out how rough these two Shepherds play:
"This is great - we could never stretch our legs like THIS if we stayed at a kennel!"
Kayla crashed out after her romp in the yard.
"Enough with the camera, can't you see I'm trying to sleep?"
Leah doing her best "hard done to" stare.
Meadow imitating Leah's expression.
I tried to look pathetic too, but I really don't mind being by myself.
Finally the girls rallied together to shoot the peoples their very best "double dog guilt trip."
I decided to leave the begging to the girls and get cozy in the hallway.
I knew I had no worries, because soon it was time to say goodbye to Luke the Smiling Shepherd...
...and Kayla - who might pick on me and Luke - but has an equally stunning smile.
Before I end this post, I wanted to share two little secrets about this weekend. The first was that my peoples used having five dogs around as an excuse not to clean the house over the weekend like they normally do. (Personally, I like messes, but doesn’t having MORE dogs usually mean that you peoples clean MORE often?)
The One Named Donna said she would clean it after our guests left – but I’ve yet to hear the vacuum.
The other secret I learned is that Luke is an even bigger WUSS than me. Ever see a mini-peoples sucking their thumbs? Well check out what Luke does when he needs some comforting: