Yesterday, I visited Titus & Meghans for pet sitting. When their owners are working, I drop by twice a day to let them out, play, exercise, give fresh water, treats, tons of love and all around hang out with them. Now, just to be accurate, Meghans name is actually Maggie Mae, but to me, she's Meghans. Titus is and always was and always will be Titus. They are Aussie/Doodles, which are Standard Poodles mixed with Australian Shepherds. So, you have this black somewhat curly dog with something akin to dreadlocks if they are late for the appointment at the doggy beauty parlor, with big white crosses blazed on their chests. They have very distinct personalities, with Meghan's being a bit of a prima donna who grins incessantly, showing you her sparkly white teeth as she jumps up and down, and Titus being more of a Jamaican in attitude, with his casual, comfortable 'Don't worry, be happy', philosophy.
Titus was my very first customer when I started this business over 8 years ago. A story which I will tell another day. Today, we found it difficult to be outside for too long, it's Vermont and we are in the middle of a very cold, very snowy winter. So, we visited the areas open which were conveniently provided by the snow plow guy, grabbed some wood from the wood shed to put in the wood box and headed back into the house.
What always amazes and pleases me is how happy the pets, whether it be cats or dogs, are to see me. They welcome me like an old friend, which I am, and tell me tales of how things have been since I seen them last with their barks, meows, howls or their telltale eyes. Nice to be loved and appreciated all in one glance. Life is good, isn't it?