It seems like everyone is warm-weather bound right now. The morning crew at one of our sister stations is currently in Bucerias, Mexico while one just got back from Jamaica. Gloria and I will be escorting nearly 100 of our listeners down to Manzanillo a week from tomorrow. Even my neighbours have taken their first ever tropical vacation.
These are the next door neighbours I blog about and lambast on the radio throughout the year. It’s all in fun though. You couldn’t ask to have a better couple of people living next door. Whenever we take our trip they always look after our dog for us, which is no easy task, believe me. This time it’s our turn.
They have a chocolate lab named Harley that goes from zero to sixty and never slows down after that. Our neighbours have someone staying at their house, so our job is to grab the dog when I get home from work and drop him back off at around 4, when someone gets home from work to take care of him for the rest of the day. Basically, for the next week, I’ll pick up the dog for a play date with Max for the afternoon.
Yesterday I went next door, grabbed the dog, and came back home to a very excited Max. The first thing “Harley” did was to go and polish off whatever food Max had left in his bowl. Then he drank what was left of the water I had out for Max. I let the dogs out to run around the backyard for a while and ran they did. After about 10 minutes they decided they wanted in. After I let them back in, Harley decided to head downstairs where he proceeded to finish off the food the cat had left in his bowl. Sheesh! Doesn’t this dog get any food at home?
After Harley was finished with the cat food, he was back upstairs and grabbing a couple of bones that Max likes to play with. When I say a couple of bones, he literally grabbed the two bones in his mouth and wouldn’t let Max come near him. Wow, this guy’s not only very hungry, he’s also a little selfish!
By the time I ran Harley back next door, I could tell Max had had enough. When I got home he was sprawled out on the floor enjoying some rest. He could finally eat his own food and play with his own toys.
That was day #1. I’ll let you know how the rest of the week turns out!