Friday, February 17, 2012

Freddy babysat Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser. Really.

Freddy the wiener dog babysat four Pit Bull puppies for an afternoon and night. They went to their next stop the following morning, but Mommy couldn't say no to the puppies' sleeping over.

Freddy definitely could have said no. Upon arrival, Mommy and Nana set the big crate down on the ground for Freddy and the girls to see. Freddy wasn't happy. He immediately started snarling and growling. No, Freddy! Mommy separated Freddy and the puppies until Freddy wore himself out barking. Then, Mommy let Freddy come outside and hang out with the puppies too.

Luigi (far left), Princess Peach and Mario
Most of the time this wasn't a problem. Freddy would let them know if one got too close and he didn't want to be bothered. Unfortunately, there were many times when three or four wanted to pile onto Freddy. He wasn't tolerating that. Luigi was especially bad about corning Freddy under a chair or somewhere else. These were little, little puppies and they didn't know to take "no" for an answer. They were relentless, and Freddy was a really good sport about most of it.

Malibu couldn't care less the puppies were here. She didn't want her frog hunting to be interrupted.

The big boy Bowser
Luna was the most motherly. She would constantly get into the pile of puppies. Bowser, in particular, thought Luna's head was a climbing post. Luna tolerated quite a lot, except for Princess Peach. She was the ring leader, had the sharpest teeth, and actually clamped onto Luna more than once. But, Luna wouldn't stay away. [She wanted to eat their puppy food too.] Luna wandered in and out of the puppy piles, laid down in their crate, sat up on a bed and watched them play. Luigi and Bowser were the barkers. Luna would be on a chair or bed and they'd bark at her....just sit there and bark at her.

Freddy and Luna stayed with the puppies while their two-legged brothers played with them for five hours! The puppies finally crashed and took a nap until 11:30 p.m. Then, they woke up, full of energy, and ready to play. Luna stayed with them. Freddy slept thru the whole thing, which was amazing because those puppies could bark loudly. Mommy finally gave up about 2:00 a.m. while the teenagers stayed up and entertained the puppies.

Peach [left], Mario, Luigi & Bowser
It was sad to wake up without any puppies in the house, but Freddy was very happy. He didn't even go looking for them. Neither did Malibu. Luna did, poor thing. Mommy told the rescue group that if they need help babysitting puppies again that we'd be glad to help. Mommy didn't mention this to Freddy......

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog post. It has been a few weeks now since I am babysitting my Boo.