We were entrusted with looking after Lucy and Mac, two Wheaten Terriers, for 3 nights. What were Gus & Sheila thinking? I was designated feeding duties and Steve walking duties.
On Wednesday night we took Mac for a walk along the river. It had been raining quite heavily so there were a number of puddles. Steve slipped over twice and Mac looked a little grubby on returning home – nothing a good towel down didn’t fix.
That night watching TV, Mac started barking madly at the TV. Apparently this is quite common especially when the ads come on so you need to mute them quickly. The ad he was barking at showed these two little puppies – Steve changed the channel and Mac raced out of the room into the next room thinking the puppies had gone in there.
Thursday morning Steve took the both of them out for a quick walk before golf. He returned with both dogs – a good sign but told me that I needed to go with them next time – he struggled to control the pair of them!
Thursday night we took them to Nicholas & Veronica’s place. We had them in the back seat of the car and Mac stood up the whole way checking the landscape out. He saw a cow in a paddock at one stage and barked his head off – he is very loud in a confined space.
Nicholas & Veronica also have two dogs so it was like a circus. We sat outside in the garden and all the dogs were going berserk still. Next minute we heard a splash and Nicholas thought it was one of their dogs who had jumped in the pond. On further investigation we found out it was Lucy – she was covered in pond scum and green bits! She had changed from a blonde to a black in a matter of seconds. We are unsure if she jumped in to cool off or the other three dogs pushed her in. I couldn’t stop laughing – she looked hilarious. Steve was panicking as to how we were going to get her clean again. Nicholas being much more of an expert than us told us not to worry, we’ll let it dry and then wipe her down. Needless to say she was banished outside for a while.
Friday morning we both took them for a walk and they both proceeded to do their business in the Main Street of Edzell. Lucy did hers on someone’s doorstep. Luckily we had the black bags on hand. Please note that it was me and not Steve that dealt with the little deposits.
We took them with us on our day out with Nicholas & Veronica. Apart from the odd growl from Lucy when Mac encroached on her space they were fairly well behaved.
We said goodbye to Lucy & Mac this afternoon which was sad. It was a good introduction to having a dog ourselves and I am afraid Steve didn’t pass the test – just like a child, he likes the idea but only likes the fun side of it!