Bootsie is the best! The best at cuddling. The best at guarding. The best at drawing you in for belly rubs with those big brown eyes and a tail wag! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner… no problem eating every bite. Play-time was a couple times a day, but very brief as she gets her fix and is ready for a nap. Morning and evening walks took different paces based on how many smells she could handle, and her ability to lead by example exhibiting good behaviour for Reba who also stayed with us was very much appreciated. Bootsie is the best!!
Pet Sitter: Brad
Bootsie wasted no time getting comfortable at our place. We were greeted by her big smile as she trotted up the front steps and came into the house. We had our regular routine of breakfast in the morning followed by a walk around the block. Late morning nap time with some brief play-time. We then had lunch, more naps, guard dog duty, and then dinner and the evening walk. Bootsie was as sweet as always, and was always willing to keep myself or Chris company while we were working at home. She is the most patient and loving dog. She is always welcome at our place, and we can’t wait to have her back again!
Pet Sitter: Brad and Chris
Bootsie was a very easy going guest in our home. and most days seemed like we developed a routine. Mornings were pretty casual. Bootsie would get out of bed when she felt like it which usually was when she heard breakfast being poured into her bowl. An hour after breakfast, she would be taken for her morning “jaunt” (slow walk) around the cul de sac, or block depending on how much energy she had. Her longest walk was 15 minutes. After her morning walk, she would take a nap on her blanket or station herself outside the office where Chris was working. Boots’ guard dog duties kicked into high gear when she heard a car door shut, people walking by, or another dog barking. It wouldn’t take long to calm her down, she just liked to let us know she heard something. Boots was perfectly comfortable following Chris around for majority of the days, it wasn’t until the last 3 that she became better friends with me… probably because I gave her more treats than Chris. If Chris wasn’t home, Bootsie would hang out with me in the living room, or with me in the garage while I was working out or training a client. She was an excellent spotter and motivator for my clients often watching from a safe distance unfazed by banging of weights or punches on the heavy bag. Some of the days over the 2 weeks were quite hot and smoky so that really slowed her down and affected her appetite, but she never went a day without eating at least once. Play-time was almost daily. It typically began after a nap around mid-day or late afternoon. She would look at me and wag her tail, and you could see a sparkle in her eyes that said LETS PLAY! So we played!!! 5 minutes later, it was nap time again! Morning and Evening walks were consistent each day. She would go about them at her pace, with no issues with other people or animals near by. She was low maintenance, no drama. It was sad to see her go, but we look forward to seeing her again in the future! Bootsie was an absolute pleasure to have in the house for the past 2 weeks!
Pet sitter: Brad