It was so great having Bootsie stay with us again… we can’t help but fall in love with her each time! Her calm and sedative energy is always appreciated, and her ability to lead by example was a great demonstration for the other dog we had staying with us… a 3-yr old Husky named Arya! Morning and evening walks around the neighbourhood. started and ended the days which also had some play-time briefly scattered throughout. Snoring naps with fidgety limbs provided some extra entertainment. Her ability to spring awake at the faintest of door closing sounds or anything passing by outside made sure we too were awake, and kept things exciting. Bootsie is definitely our favourite, and we can’t wait to have her back again!
Pet Sitter: Brad and Chris
I t was so great having the “little potato” stay with us this weekend! Each day saw morning and evening strolls around the neighbourhood where one night Bootsie met a dog named Rex. They excitedly saw each other from behind a vehicle and pranced to meet and get their sniffs in. She spent the mornings by the potbelly fireplace in between sets when she wasn’t spotting myself or Chris in the gym. Her favourite place to hang out is in the basement we discovered as she was reluctant to come up from there on the last day. She spent one afternoon resting with Brad watching t.v, and was perfectly comfortable keeping both Chris and Brad company in bed in the evenings before the last pee break and going to bed (separately). We can’t wait to see her again in a few weeks!
Pet Sitters: Chris and Brad
We had the best Irish Christmas, with Bootsie, a Glen of Imaal Terrier joining us and Aoife, our Irish Wolfhound. My husband, Henry, was thrilled to have one of his home country breeds in the house. Bootsie’s arrival hit the airways on the Irish family side, so she was truly the special guest at Christmas. This Colleen (Irish meaning a young girl) was a real pleasure to have in our home. She was really getting spunky the last couple of days that she was with us. She was instigating play with our Aoife. Bootsie, would get on her little hind legs and try and reach up with her front paws to get Aoife's attention. Of course there is rather large size difference but it was so cute to see. It just cracked me up when Bootsie would go out for a walk. She would put on the brakes and then sit down as if to say, ‘nope, I am not going anywhere.’ Then, she would see the park and thump thump thump (that is the sound her boots made) she would be full of sprints and hops. Miss Bootsie, my love, you are welcome anytime. Thank you for making our Christmas extra special.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
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