Sunday, October 30, 2011

Maisy's Weekend

While my husband and I went to a Patricia McConnell seminar this weekend, Maisy stayed with our aunt and uncle. Although I always hate being separated from my sweet dog, I am thankful that we have such lovely family to take care of her. I never worry when she's with them.


When she's at their house, Maisy gets to go on lovely walks with Uncle Jim every morning. To be honest, I'm not sure who enjoys it more. Maisy's a good girl though- when Aunt Rosanne sent me the pictures, I was pleased to see that every one featured a loose leash.


I also love that Uncle Jim and Aunt Rosanne don't seem in the least bit bothered by our unusual dog-care instructions. Maisy needs medication twice a day, and I know she gets it. They're willing to feed her raw meals, and they invite the neighbors over to watch Maisy use her kibble toys. The Tug-a-Jug was apparently a hit last time!


Most importantly, Maisy loves Uncle Jim and Aunt Rosanne, and the feeling seems to be mutual. When I dropped Maisy off on Friday morning, she was on their front steps, wagging up a storm, before I could even get her crate out of the car. For their part, Uncle Jim and Aunt Rosanne delight in having her there. They allow her on all the furniture, and even let her sleep in bed with them! I am thankful for my family.

9 comments:

Robin Sallie said...

She has well trained humans at home and around town.

Crystal Thompson said...

I know! If only I could be half the trainer she is...

Tegan said...

"they invite the neighbors over to watch Maisy use her kibble toys" - This had me laugh out loud. I guess interactive toys are a bit of a wonder to non-doggy people.

Joanna said...

Aww, that's wonderful!

Rewarding Rover said...

Is that you in Patricia McConnell's pictures of the seminar on her blog? :)

Crystal Thompson said...

Yup! Me, my friend Sara, and my lovely husband. :)

Joanna said...

Haha, I was just coming here to ask the same question about the picture! You're an internet celebrity!

Kerry M. said...

I just read Patricia MConnell's description of her "wonky" seminar and I was thinking how much I wanted to hear about it and was hoping that you had gone. Are you going to write this one up, too?

If so, I can hardly wait. I'm trying to figure out if I can get to the Orlando one. But I know if I can't, you're write up will make me feel like I've been.

Crystal Thompson said...

Kerry- I'm working on the posts. I'll need a week or so to get them ready.

I REALLY want to go to the Orlando one. She'll be speaking with Kathy Sdao (LOVE), and both days looks SUPER interesting...