Monday, April 20, 2009

Adventures In Babysitting

Meet Savannah and Cash! I had to babysit them the other day...that's right, a dog CAN be a babysitter. :) You see, their grandmother (my pal Ozzie's Mom) is a good friend of my Mom's and we all went for a walk together. Well, the adults (who were supposed to be supervising) just stood around and snapped photos...SHEESH! So, I stepped up to the plate and kept the little ones in line. ;) Don't let their cute, sweet, innocent faces fool you...behind those mesmerizing smiles are bundles of mischief waiting to be unleashed. ;)

First, I had to make sure the girl stayed on the right side of the tracks.

"Hey you, get back over there where it is safe!"

Then, I had to watch my step and make sure no one else walked over this little dude who was really enjoying rolling in the grass. I know what you are thinking...I thought only dogs enjoyed this activity too but apparently I was wrong.

Next up, a little quality control.

"Cheerios you say, oh dear, I don't know if those are safe. I better taste one first to make sure. "

"Oh, you dropped one. We can't have that now can we....let me find it for you."

And just when I thought my work was done, little dude wanted a piece of my tail!!! I really don't know what the fascination was but this game of chase the tail kept him busy for hours! Ok, not really hours but long enough.

I never realized how exhausting babysitting could be!

And where was my pal Ozzie during ALL of this?? Relaxing in a nice mud bath after he spent some time sniffing out the field for mice!! A little help would have been nice Ozzie! Is that too much to ask??

Now, I need a mud bath after all of that hard work!


JD and Max said...

Oh Nala, you are a natural! We're everso impressed - we reckon human pups must be the hardest to train 'cos whenever we see them outside of their kennels they're usually running around and making funny high-pitched squealing noises! So for you to have them under your control immediately is simply pawsome, you must be some sort of 'child-whisperer' - way to go!! Tail wags - JD and Max.

Gennasus said...

Great job there Nala, you're a star.

Lovely photos, especially the tail series! Little Cash is too cute in those jeans.

Pippa said...

Excellent stuff there Nala. You could have a lucrative career ahead of you, well, that's if babysitting pays well.

Love the photo of you keeping the girl pup on the right side of the tracks - and checking out the Cheerios too.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow Nala, what a great job you did with those adorable little mancubs! We're afraid we'd be rubbish at babysitting....waaaay too selfish :D
We scrolled down....congrats on the award...we just got the same from Scottie the Pointy doood....also congrats on scoring the yummy treats....and on your self control during the torture with said treats....we hope you reminded your humans who's REALLY the boss after all that!
Slobers xx

Mango said...

I hope you got paid for your time. That was hard work.


Maggie and Mitch said...

How nice that you got to spend time with hooman pups, Nala! We bet you slept good that night!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sheba said...

Ah Nala, you're amazing! I have a little human - although right now, she's in Europe - but she needs the exact same care and loving. She always talks to me like a grownup and I do my very best at pretending to listen to her! I'm not allowed to check out her food though. That's not very fair, as I have good intentions, but I must admit that a part of me would need to check it all out in order to see that it was all good, and then, well, there wouldn't be much left for her to try... :-)

Warm greetings from Africa!

pointerpandemonium said...

Great job Nala!! You should start charging for your services!! At least a few biscuits per hour I'd say!!

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Allison (Dog Mom) said...

You are a grrrreat babysitter, Nala! Those kids are too cute, too!

Gus and Waldo

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Nala
Babysitting looks like so much fun. You're a natural.
Love Ruby & Penny

Anita said...

Hi Nala! Babysitting can be really exhausting as you said but the babies seem to love you I'm sure and now you have two more fans!
Kisses from Rufus and Indie

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a good job you did Nala!!
I has just got over my fear or childrens and I has learned they can be fun, but hard work so i thinks you did an amazing job!
~lickies, Ludo

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh! thank you for stopping by our bloggy! we must say we are equally impressed with you! Ridgebacks are wonderful, unique dogs! you have a spectacular ridge! great blog! hope you don't mind if we follow along!

saige and guinness

The Army of Four said...

You are a VERY good babysitter, Nala! I wish I had been there - I just love little bipeds! All of us Sibes do - it's in our DNA.
I like your description of "bundles of mischief waiting to be unleashed". It sounds like Zim and Ammy. Ha woo!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

That SOOOOO khalled fur khanine khompensation!

Woo did a furry furry great job!

Tank woo fur sharing the khuties with us!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Nala - what a fantastic babysitter you are! You are so patient with those human pups - even let them pull your tail! I think I would have found that scary...
But human pups do always come with lots of yummy food, don't they? And if you hang around long enough, they always drop some on the floor! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Abby said...

When would you like to try babysitting 3 girlies? I get so tired taking care of them! Gracie

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Oh my goodness, how fun! I love to play with kids too!

The OP Pack said...

Ha Ha - it still looks like you had a lot of fun despite getting tired. Did the little dude find some good smells there to roll around in like we do? BOL

Woos, the OP Pack

Lina, Alih and James said...

Hihi, cool pics! And what a great baby-sitter you are, Nala! James loves kids, but he is way too strong to be playing with them considering he doesn't understand his own strength. He can only play with older kids who are used to dogs and who can tell him to calm down when needed. ;) That Crazy Blue one, I tell ya... :)

Raising Addie said...


You did a great job babysitting Nala!!

Those pix of Cash trying to get your tail are sooo very sweet!

I bet you wish you were hiding in the mud too!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Great job babysitting. I can see that if you ever get your own human puppy, you will be a great big sister. Your mom and dad can just relax and let you do all the work.