June puppy-sits. Also? Puppies. They move around a lot.

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I am watching my coworker TinaDoris' puppy this weekend. Her puppy is named Penny. I don't know why, because she seems to have no cents. BAH.

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TinaDoris and her fiance are going to historic Williamsburg for the weekend. I told them to bring me back a rich old man. When TinaDoris was considering getting a puppy, she said, "What will we do with a dog when we travel?" and I said, "I'll ALWAYS dog-sit! ALWAYS!" You know how I am.

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I knew my dogs would be okay with it once they got past the hour and  72 minutes of barking and jumping up and down and Occupying Greensboro.

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I never thought I'd see the day that Edsel seemed mature and dignified. I still haven't seen that day. But he seems one rung down from the usual idiot that he is.

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And you know who is pleased that I took this gig?

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Roger.

And you may be asking, "What about Anderson?" Please. Anderson who. Although he did get on his usual spot last night, which is right behind me on top of the couch, but as soon as he saw that puppy, he made haste and plans to exterminate anyone under the age of four months in this dwelling.

Roger, instead of just hiding angrily somewhere, has growled nonstop for 12 hours. rrrrrrrrmmmmmm. It's like he's got a battery all of a sudden.

Pleased.

And who wants to be nothing but friends with him? "pennee love grrring dog! come say hi to–ow!" She never catches on.

100_0576why dog wif claw have vendeta?

Also, Penny came with her own toys, which of course my dogs took from her, resulting in her taking their toys, which made them mad so they got their toys, then she took HER toys, then they took her toys away and OH MY GOD is this what it's like to have kids? Because let me just pen a thank-you to my tubal ligationist right now.

100_0586"dis…temporaree. rite, mom?"

Comment of the week goes to Becky H. Anyone who calls a baby a transvestite has to win comment of the week.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

73 thoughts on “June puppy-sits. Also? Puppies. They move around a lot.”

  1. This is a LOVELY POST, June! The pictures are so clear.
    Penny’s Edsel ear in the first shot.
    Talu’s expression as Penny is walking all over her is a great catch.
    Roger is demise-plotting for sure.
    Edsel wants to be the baby again.
    Have a fun weekend with the kids. Pace yourself.

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  2. Mornin’, June-what a lovely post!
    Penny is tooo cute, with the waggity ears and bum all up in Tallula’s face-
    Also love Roger’s ears and pose-all “WTF are YOU doin’ here”-
    And as usual, Edsel is his handsome, toofsome self, sayin’ “Hi-hi-hi mum yu taak mye pituur?”
    Oh and also- Thanks Pal for the house photos! Cute, and can just imagine the two of you as kids, being bestest friends- so nice that you are still so close-
    Was June’s bedroom pink?

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  3. Animals are babies that never grow up, but I say they are worth it.
    Colonial Williamsburg is a great place! Hubby and I have been many, many time and we always enjoy it.

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  4. What if she accidentally brings you back old man Rich instead of a rich old man?
    We are heading off to a band competition in Newark, Ohio today, so good look with the puppy visitor. I don’t think I would leave him alone with the kids. You may end up a penny short.

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  5. What if she accidentally brings you back old man Rich instead of a rich old man?
    We are heading off to a band competition in Newark, Ohio today, so good look with the puppy visitor. I don’t think I would leave him alone with the kids. You may end up a penny short.

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  6. What if she accidentally brings you back old man Rich instead of a rich old man?
    We are heading off to a band competition in Newark, Ohio today, so good look with the puppy visitor. I don’t think I would leave him alone with the kids. You may end up a penny short.

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  7. Dog sitting is bad enough, but puppy sitting? Is Penny all trained and everything? I get tired just thinking about it. And to answer your question, YES. That is exactly like kids. Except kids whine and cry about it and expect you to solve that stealing problem. I usually solved it by taking all the toys away. I’m nice that way.

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  8. June, your photography skills are improving, girl! Love all the puppy and leaf shots. Looks like a fun weeeeekend!

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  9. Never a dull moment at the Garden house. I’m tired already from the puppy energy, but what a cutie.
    Penny, as she sticks her butt in Tallulah’s face, “Smell this!”
    Tallulah’s reaction, “Just another a*sshole.”

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  10. June, how is the Wen doing? I am so tempted to get it, I see the ads for it all the time and have received some emails and it all sounds so wonderful! Do you like it? Is it still working?

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  11. This is the first Saturday I have had to work in probably 8 years. I am bored out of my skull. And this is what you give me? MORE DOG PICTURES???
    I’m going over to ESPN.com…

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  12. OMGosh. You truly are berserk. Three dogs. One a puppy – not your own. Two cats. The fur is gonna fly. Now just tell us you have a date with some new hottie and those five will spend the evening at home alone to make this the perfect storm.
    Poor Hulk… first the hormones and uteri and hot flashing and now this. It just ain’t right.

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  13. Thanks be to all that is holey, (I’m throwing away worn out socks), the subject is no longer lady bits and their longevity.
    Lovely post today, June. The animals are the cutest, as always.

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  14. Speaking of Margaritas at 10 something in the morning…I tried a bottle of Skinny Girl Margaritas, (Invented by noneother that original RHONY Bethenny Frankel), and here is my review.
    Sucks ass.
    That is all.

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  15. Ooohhh a terrier!
    Yeah, energy. I have 2 Jack Russells and an insane 2 year old German shepherd and the 3 of them drive my 6 year old Shepherd bonkers. And the fluff from the shredded toys? I could make pillows for all of Europe.

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  16. Lovely bare toes with polished nails, June. And cute jams.

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  17. Edsel looks a little worried in that last picture. As though he’s asking you if this thing’s gonna stay.
    And nothing says displeasure like a skinny-eyed cat. Unless it’s a flat-head skinny-eyed cat.

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  18. OMG puppies.
    penny pinching? killer.
    June– do you now live on Penny Lane?

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  19. Good eye, PJ! I had to scroll back several times to spy the toes!
    Lovely post, June! Have fun with Penny and the kids. Looking forward to the next date post!

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  20. PUPPY! Oh I wish I were puppy sitting right now. I might have to have caffeine to keep up, but I would love it. My dog has turned into an old lady so we have no puppy action here.
    I think you should video Roger growling for later torment.

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  21. Didn’t Hottie Tom suggest Saturday as their next date? I’m thinking that’s on hold unless he comes over to help puppy sit. Imgine the carnage if all five were left alone for the evening. Penny is a cutie.
    Congratulations on COTW, Becky.

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  22. Penny looks like the cute RCA doggie on those vintage vinyl albums.
    “Granny” Annie became official at 1:30p yesterday with the birth of little Guy. My hoots were showing in all the pictures where I’m holding the baby. Note to self: at next grandchild’s birth, wear appropriate shirt.

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  23. Exciting news, Glam Granny Annie! Congratulations to the new parents and grandparents.

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  24. Hulk get BOOBS in 4 hours? What is he – our Chaz Bono now?
    Love the pictures – yay for focus! And I would much rather be puppy sitting then cleaning out the shed. Which was my stupid idea to begin with.

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  25. No. Somebody was talking about boobs.
    I just like to say “boobs”.
    I have 3 hrs and 50 mins. left to work. No boobs after work though, I’m sure…

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  26. Mrs. Oh, you’ve got me all wrong.
    In Hulk’s defense (hi Hulk!), Glam Grammy was talking about her hoots showing.
    Also, I really like the transvestite onesie that Just Paula posted on Pie on the Face.

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  27. I love reading about your weekends. I never get to puppy sit. I get to do things like laundry and APPARENTLY I am the ONLY ONE qualified to empty the lint screen. Blech.
    I have a real big day planned tomorrow! I need wedding wrapping paper and I’m going to get a new litter box for the cats! WhoooHoooo! Hold me back, Mama.
    Puppy sitting. SO jealous.

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  28. Penny actually seems really big compared to when TinaDoris got her! She was such a tiny thing… and you were so jealous at the time, you wanted to steal her!
    CONGRATS, GranAnnie! Consider yourself hugged!

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  29. Looks like you have your hands full. I would be rich if I had a dollar every time someone said that to me when they see my one year old and my big, pregnant belly.

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  30. Glam Granny Annie!! Congrats!!! The grandbabies are da’ bomb!!! –God’s compensation for all the grief and madness{ref. yesterday’s comments}to get to this time of our lives! Excuse the 9,438,999.99 exclamation points;I’m excited about a new baby in the BBP fam!!!!!!:)
    And that “Go ahead make my day. Feeling lucky, punk?…Well are ya’?” on Roger’s face is the reason why I’m really not a catten type person. If I had one, he would prolly suck all the breath outta of my body if I EVER slipped off to sleep…

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  31. Glam Granny Annie!! Congrats!!! The grandbabies are da’ bomb!!! –God’s compensation for all the grief and madness{ref. yesterday’s comments}to get to this time of our lives! Excuse the 9,438,999.99 exclamation points;I’m excited about a new baby in the BBP fam!!!!!!:)
    And that “Go ahead make my day. Feeling lucky, punk?…Well are ya’?” on Roger’s face is the reason why I’m really not a catten type person. If I had one, he would prolly suck all the breath outta of my body if I EVER slipped off to sleep…

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  32. Glam Granny Annie!! Congrats!!! The grandbabies are da’ bomb!!! –God’s compensation for all the grief and madness{ref. yesterday’s comments}to get to this time of our lives! Excuse the 9,438,999.99 exclamation points;I’m excited about a new baby in the BBP fam!!!!!!:)
    And that “Go ahead make my day. Feeling lucky, punk?…Well are ya’?” on Roger’s face is the reason why I’m really not a catten type person. If I had one, he would prolly suck all the breath outta of my body if I EVER slipped off to sleep…

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  33. Roger has mastered the perfect balance of skepticism and annoyance. Tallulah looks so mature. If she had a bubble over her head it would say, “Seriously. Kids these days…”
    Yay for the new babies!!

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  34. I remember yesterday smelling like Play Doh, but funeral homes? My soon to be apartment is owned by the funeral home next door. It is an 1800’s home that has nice front yard and a parking lot and a hearse out your back door.
    This is currently where my daughter lives. At times she can dress somewhat, um, creatively. With her red and black hair and her dramatic eye makeup. When the mourners get a load of her stumbling out in the parking lot, the phrase “raising the dead” crosses their minds.

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  35. Congrats Amish Annie. I’m happy for you and little Guy.
    Duffy Lou, you’re talking about the daughter who went with you to Hulkapalooza? She looked like fun.
    Hulk, June shows us pictures of her in her pajamas and you’re BORED?

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  36. Congrats Amish Annie. I’m happy for you and little Guy.
    Duffy Lou, you’re talking about the daughter who went with you to Hulkapalooza? She looked like fun.
    Hulk, June shows us pictures of her in her pajamas and you’re BORED?

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  37. Congrats Amish Annie. I’m happy for you and little Guy.
    Duffy Lou, you’re talking about the daughter who went with you to Hulkapalooza? She looked like fun.
    Hulk, June shows us pictures of her in her pajamas and you’re BORED?

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  38. Penny has an Edsel ear going on in the first pic – so cute!
    Zhow can anyone afford a dog??? Polly cost $280 at the vet today and goes back in January for titres. Dang!
    She also weighs abot 16 lbs. more than she used to. She still looks skinny to me!

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  39. Amish Annie-congrats to all!
    Ever since your new title was bestowed, I’ve had that old song “Poke Salad Annie” playin’ in ma hayed-
    Glam Grammy Annie-
    Sure don’t LOOK like no granny-
    Guess you could say it was clear sailin’,
    when baby Guy came out and started wailin’,
    for Glam Grammy Annie-
    (maybe he was confused- “whose hoots are for me?”)
    Oh, I love that sweet baby scent!

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  40. Really? No other comments? Where are all the late night commenters? I feel like a comment whore today.
    Oh. Amish, congrats on your grandmaship. Very exciting.
    Sent from my happy place

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  41. That puppy is as cute as a button and Roger is getting more handsome by the day. I still love me some Lu and Ed… and you scared me with all the low Vitamin D and flu shot drama rama and a possible side effect??? oh NO.
    That sent me off to Google “my back hurts vitamin D deficiency flu shot” because since the weekend I have been getting horrible back spasms. And last Friday I had a flu shot at work …and I take 150MG of Levothyroxine every day for my VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY. …my sister said I should steal my daughter’s mattress outta her room (since she moved to campus and left me all alone) and try that… yeah now I’m instantly better. I am not dying from flu shot + low Vitamin D complications.
    Damn.

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  42. oh that was wrong. Correction: I take one huge Vitamin D pill once a week because I need it and my Levo. since I have no thyroid. OK now I feel better, not that anyone will read this.

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  43. PJ, sorry my phone missed your comment. Yes, earlier I was referring to my (only) daughter. She is my vacation buddy and traveling companion. We do have a great time together. She and her fiancƩ are moving into the upstairs of a double house and I will be moving into her vacated apartment. Unfortunately, this will put an end to our vacationing for a while.
    Sent from my happy place

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