We have been pet sitting for friends the past few days. Over the weekend we had our friend Jim Tracy’s dog, “Baby Girl”, a Red Bone Coon Hound. She and Jim have been to our house numerous times so she was very comfortable being with us.
She was a good house guest. It is a good thing we have a king size bed! She slept between us all night.
Baby Girl went home Sunday afternoon and Sunday night we got our friend Sandy’s cat, “Odie”, pronounced Oh’-dee. Margaret and I had both met Odie at Sandy’s house but this was to be his first visit with us. We were not sure how he would do in a new environment. We need not have worried. He did just fine. After and hour or so of cautious investigation he made himself right at home.
Odie also slept between us on the bed. He did not take up nearly as much room as Baby Girl. He is also very helpful around the house. He inspects the waste baskets for us and today got into the clothes dryer to help with laundry. Odie goes home tonight or tomorrow.
Being “grandparents” to pets has the same advantage as with kids—you get to send them home when you’re finished.
In His name,
Chaplain Sam Houchins