Sharing a few pictures of dogs I’ve cared for in the past. I used to do pet sitting work for two companies (at separate times) and a little on the side for myself when a dog would stay with us at our house.
Most dogs adjusted well and were just happy to have almost continuous human attention.
Commentary for the photos are under each correlating photo for the most part. There is one photo that has the commentary to the right of it.
If you’d like to see a larger version of the pictures, click on them.
Belle looks like a Clumber Spaniel but in the little searching and reading I’ve done on the breed, which isn’t a lot, I have not found a Clumber with back spots. She was a sweet dog who loved people with an indifference to other dogs. One day while I was walking her, we crossed paths with a woman walking another dog. Belle approached the woman and immediately clung to her legs as if giving a hug. Belle and the woman had never met before that.
The photo on the left is edited to black and white and the photo on the right is an effect of having a little fun in PhotoShop.
This guy (Dawson) is a German Shepherd mix with, it looks like to me, Rhodesian Ridgeback. He loves people and kids but he can get a bit hyped up and can play rough. I still see him from time to time when his humans go out of town, but the twice a week walks I used to give him had to stop. His unpredictable reactions to other dogs really did a number on my PTSD symptoms. When I visit now, I don’t walk him. We just hang out and sometimes play in his back yard. He also has a dog door to go in and out as he pleases.
The photo on the left is Dawson with a Beagle named Thunder. I was still walking Dawson at this point. Thunder would sometimes be in his yard by himself and would come running down the hill when D-dog and I would walk by. Thankfully they were always friendly with each other.
Domino was one of my mother’s friend’s dogs. He was a little Shi Tzu who stayed with us for a short time when his human was out of town. Unfortunately I don’t remember much about this cute little guy, but wanted to include a picture because his pics bring a smile to my face and I thought he might do the same for others.
To be continued…maybe. I have a habit of saying “I’m gonna…(fill in the blank) and then I never do it. So enjoy these and if the urge strikes I’ll share more. I have a lot of dog photos from my pet sitting days. I hope you enjoy these.
If you like and want to see more, let me know. It may encourage me to get a round tuit. 😀