Monday, March 7, 2016

Don't Just Accept Any Old Dog Into Your Life!

That's what I'm reminding myself as I move into first gear of  dog walking here at the Petaluma KOA this year. I need something to get me up from "sitting" as I make art and write. So I'm dog sitting/walking for people that want to go into San Francisco for the day.

Daisy spent the day with us last week. She was a piece of cake to have around.
Spending time with dogs fits perfectly into my life, as long as I discriminate on which ones I let in. I don't say that to be prejudiced or mean. I say it because I know how easy it is for me to say "yes" to a pretty face.

Saying yes to every pretty face got me in trouble when I dog walked at the KOA several summers ago. I remember that crazed pup lab that nearly killed me with his antics! His owner told me he was a handful. But I said "No worries! I can handle him." Well he never stopped moving and he was strong! Strong enough to wear me to a frazzle mentally and twist my back with his jerking and pulling.
Raya, the crazed lab pup pushed me over the edge.

So, I've determined this time around that I will say "no" to a dog that is a deadly combination of strong, active, big and untrained. After all, I want to be able to help out with as many dogs as I can. For that I need a healthy body and mind.

So be in touch if you stop at the San Francisco/Petaluma KOA in your travels this spring or summer and need someone to look after your pooch while you tour for the day.


  1. Just like people, some dogs can be real high maintenance:)

  2. That dog has a crazed look in its eyes! LOL!! Be safe with your caninine friends!


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