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Menosukhi; Aunty At Play!

OMD Blogville... I got a playdate with a couple of dogglies!!! 

My new upstairs neighbour asked, last week, if I would like to have Austin and Jock to stay whilst she was up at the hairdressers.


Austin is the chocolate labrador - at the large end of the scale (his head is at my waist level!) - and he is nine years old. Jock is the Jack Russel x ??? , who is a little over two years. We spent our first half hour together in rough and tumble. I introduced them to the idea of trying to get a treat out of an empty bottle... Jock was catching on, but Austin, not so much.

Jock is quite happy to be a lap dog... so I had a lot of this view... but anyway, once the initial half hour of excitement for us all went by, it was time to settle into quieter pursuits. I was busy at the keyboard, watching the tennis and chatting with my new wards. There were new sounds and sniffs about which they asked questions and needed some reassurance. The fellow walking around in the flat above, for example; the traffic and people chatting outside in the street; birds diving past the window. Lots to keep us interested and busy. Well. Jock and myself certainly. Austin was more inclined to have a snore or two.

Let's not ignore the fact that the sunshine arrived over the Hutch too!!! SUNPUDDLES TO BATHE IN... yeeehaaaaawww.

Life really doesn't get much better. Does it Austin?

Three hours passed very quickly indeed... next thing we knew there was a knock at the door and that was 'mum' back to pick up the dogglies. Not straight away, though; she'd brought her lunch with her and sat with me to watch the rest of the Murray v Querry match, so I had my lunch salad and the dogglies got another treat.

All in all it was a jolly fine afternoon. I think there will be more... Bye for now Jock.


  1. Now that is how to spend quality time!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Hello, that is my kind of play date I love dogs. The lab looks like my old Choc lab, I miss him. Cute photos of the furbabies. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  3. Oh how wonderful to have a friendly neighbour with such fun dogs! I do hope we get to see lots more of them.
    Bertie and I have been looking carefully at Jock's ears and wondering if he is half JRT and half rabbit?
    Cheers! Gail.

  4. Sounds like a fun time and what a lovely view out of your window.

  5. The best way to spend the afternoon!!

  6. Crikey .... how good is that?? That Jock bloke wouldn't miss out on much, aye?? That's quite a set of ears he's got on him!!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon!
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. oh what a super day you had with the two pups... and I just noticed what a nice view you have from your window ;o)

  9. Sounds the a pawfect way to spend an afternoon, doggie do sitting!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. What grand fun! They look like a great pair. Hopefully your neighbor goes to the hairdressers a lot. :)

  11. What cuties. Fur visitors are always a lift to the spirit. And sounds like you have a nice new neighbor, too. Namaste Janice xx

  12. Hooray for play dates and I'm so happy for the 3 of you! There's nothing like a good dose of dog love to up your spirits.

  13. Ahh that is nice doggie sitting you get to have the best of times and then send them home. I had to strays without collars for two days we did not want to send them to the SPCA but did call and give their info. Finally their owner claimed them. Their child had opened the gate and the dogs got free they live a couple streets over but we don't walk the hood much anymore with the vertigo or we would have probably known where they live. They moved in last summer.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  14. That's so much fun! What a lovely day for the three of you!!!! xx


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