Although we were conflicted about leaving for a travel assignment by AAA in the Bahamas (hard decision), we asked our youth minister Brandon to housesit while we were gone.
Since the arrival of the new dog, our other dog, a mini Aussie has been quite happy and content. She was quite a gatherer. We were used to seeing shoes, cat toys, pillows, underwear, among other household items waiting for us after we arrived home from errands.
Three days into our vacation, we Skyped with our house sitter and he alerted us to the fact one of the dogs must have been frustrated while we were gone. So much so, they destroyed a bed pillow, and a ‘cuddling’ pillow the three-legged cat likes. And the TV remote.
I have to admit I laughed so hard, tears flowed freely when he showed us the photos. I imagine my carefree attitude had something to do with the lovely Caribbean atmosphere of Sandals Resorts.
We called Brandon again on Tuesday, and he told us one of the dogs had destroyed their bed. It was the big fluffy new ‘pet pad’ we purchased just weeks prior.
Still no worries.
“They’re mad.” I told him. “Did you walk them twice today?”
Brandon hesitated. “No. Just once.”
“Try walking them again this evening.”
We touched base with Brandon on the way home. He said they were doing much better. Upon arrival, Brandon showed us the bags of fluff extracted from the dog beds and pillows.
I told him not to worry about.
I took a couple hours mending what I could, repairing what seemed salvageable.
After a day of chores, hubby and I decided to go grab a Culver’s custard. As we walked in the house and turned the corner to the living room, this is what we saw.
We’d been gone 45 minutes.
At least there we can get 8 hours sleep and butler service…