Friday, September 2

Puppy steak anyone?

Today, I was house sitting for both my friends, Erica & Nathan and Tom & Trish. Erica & Nathan have two dogs: Taylor, a basset hound and Jordan, a Laborador Retriever. Tom & Trish have one dog, Duke, and a neighborhood full of cats! I'll explain later...

So I stayed all night last night at Tom & Trish's after spending a long evening with Taylor and Jordan out of their cages. I figured since I would not be in the same house with them, I'd let them have run of the house before I left. I let them out twice to go potty, so I figured they were good for awhile.

When I woke up this morning, Duke was chillin' on the bed and I let him outside and then took a shower, heading straight over to let Jordan and Taylor out.

I got there and immediately opened the door for Taylor to run outside and go potty. And then i put the leash around Jordan's neck and let her out.

When I looked out into the yard, Taylor had made a run across the street!!! I thought I was going to have a heart attack. She's not my dog! No dead doggies on my shift!

I let Jordan go potty and prayed to God that Taylor wouldn't dart into the street. A man on a bicycle was petting her, so I figured I was safe.

I put Jordan in her cage and then ran across the street to get Taylor. I had to give her food, which I had luckily grabbed post-rescue. She wouldn't come to me right away.

I wanted to kill her! I have watched these dogs before and she has never run across the street like that. Let alone ignored my calling to her.

I took her back to her cage and fed her and Jordan and then turned to leave. I will be back tonight to let them out and run around. I reached for the door, when I saw it...

I pile of poop from the night before. And it was mushy. Not easy to clean up at all! Matter of fact, I think it left a stain on Erica & Nathan's carpet.

Yeah, I wanted to cuss. Ugh.

I looked at Taylor and said, "Who wants to be puppy steak?"

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Welcome to our life...

Meg said...

Yeah, man, there's left over puppy steak in the fridge for ya!

slugmom said...

Hey Meg,
I surfed into your site, you know, a link from a link from a link ... I read back over some of your summer ... I just wanted you to know that 15 years ago I had a similar summer ... broke up with someone I had planned to marry, trying to follow God's leading, crying out to Him to guide me and lead me. I just wanted to encourage you to cling to Him, keep on seeking Him, keep on putting Him first. I hear the strength of your heart, your love for God and desire to serve Him, and I know He will honor that, He will guide you and care for you, and it will be so exciting to see where He takes you. I am excited for you, even though I don't know you, for this walk of faith that you're on, and I'll keep checking in on you, if you don't mind, to see how things go ... I have a friend who went through YWAM training ~ I wish I'd known about it myself when I was young ... younger? LOL. Anyway ... praying for the Lord's continued guidance in your life, and delighted to "meet" a woman with her heart so set upon the Lord.
Kim