Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our houseguest.

Ahhh, there is nothing sweeter than a boy and his dog.  Ahem, I mean to say a boy and his best friend's dog.  Yes, we are getting our dog fix in by babysitting Barkley.  Barkley is the dog we babysit when we need our dog fix.  He is little, cute, doesn't shed and is the easiest dog ever.  The perfect houseguest ;)
Eli is pleading, "mommy can we keep him?"
The weather was 78 degrees yesterday so Eli and I took Barkley on a 2-hour walk after school.  I think we wiped the little guy out as he came home and crashed on our couch the rest of the day.

The kids are having fun with him here, except when it comes to picking up the poo.  Zoe won't touch it with a 10-foot pole, so Eli is the pooper-scooper.  
What a guy!
I would highly recommend dog sitting a friend's dog if your kids are begging and pleading to get a dog.  It really shows your kids the responsibility that goes into caring for a dog.  They realize that it's not just fun and play, but a lot of work.  My kids love having Barkley here, but after a week the novelty wears off and they are over the work of it.  I love it because it really shows them that as much as they want a dog, they just are not ready (and I am not ready). 
 Well, Barkley, its been fun, but tomorrow you are to go back home :(  We have enjoyed having you these past few days though and look forward to your next visit!

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