This is one of those rare X'mas that we're staying put at home. Which for us means one thing- we're the designated pet sitter for all our friends and neighbors this holiday :)
Today we received our first guest, Tube Dog, who'll be with us for a week. Picasso will then check in on Christmas Eve, staying for about 2 weeks. And in the meantime, one of my other neighbor has to leave town on a family emergency, so we're also taking care of her 2 cats.
Yep, that's 3 dogs and 2 cats! I do feel like a Menagerie Keeper. Maybe I should dress them up in circus costumes, take them all out to Fisherman's Wharf, have them perform tricks for tourists and make a few bucks while we're at it (they could be the "Fantastic Five!", ha ha!)
But for now, we need to focus on taking care of our first guest, which has been made easy for us as he comes with his own Operator's Manual:
No joke! This's got to be the most technically-accurate and entertaining manual I've ever read! In fact, it was such a joy I read the entire thing at one sitting, almost splitting my side at several instances, like this one (I know the print is small and the photo is grainy, but do try to read it):
I say every dog owner need to hire Tube Dog's Human to draft up a user's manual for their pooches!
And of course, no guest could escape a stay with us without a mandatory picture in front of the infamous dog-poisoning X'mas tree:
We know how much our guests enjoy gourmet food, so first activity of the day is treat appreciation:
Followed by observing our world-renowned Chef de Cuisine prepare a gourmet dinner at the most-coveted table of the house:
And finally, gourmet dinner (he hem, peanut eh hem butter, eh hem) served by hand:
I'd say we have a pretty happy guest so far.