Dog Sitting and Sitting Dogs

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good week! I took the week off to paws and play while dog sitting for my sister-in-law’s pups while she was away. Maddie & Zoe, are 5 and 3-year-old Maltipoos, and together were too frenetic for Gracie, who is 13.

Gracie says she was outnumbered and a week seemed like a dog year.  🐾

When I say I was ‘dog sitting’ I mean literally sitting. Maddie is only content when you’re right next to her on the sofa or she’s in your lap. . .

But who can resist that sweet face and 4 pounds of puppy love?

Zoe can’t get enough attention. . .

And is tireless and never still.

Up and down. . .

And she’s always stirring things up. . .



Good thing she’s so cute! 🐾

Gracie says thank goodness they come with treats. 🐾🐾


It was raining cats and dogs while they were here so we had a lot of indoor time and were happy to see the sunshine when it finally returned and we could play outside.



“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras


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  45 comments for “Dog Sitting and Sitting Dogs

  1. Tricia
    April 30, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Oh, they are all so very cute!

  2. Barbara
    April 30, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Poor Gracie, she must have felt like an elderly relative. Will need lots of attention when she is back to being Queen dog of the house. They are soooooo cute though.

  3. Lori Wheet
    April 30, 2018 at 6:58 am

    They are all so adorable! We have a Havatese and looks very similar to them. She is a lap dog too!

  4. April 30, 2018 at 7:11 am

    OMG, so stinkin’ cute:@)

  5. Pam
    April 30, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I enjoyed the pics. Thanks!

  6. Robyn
    April 30, 2018 at 7:12 am

    What a cute post!! They are adorable! My 15 year old Yorkie, Lizzie, feels the same as Gracie when my parent’s 2 year old Shitzu comes to visit!!!

  7. Cyndi Raines
    April 30, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I know you had your hands full. What sweet puppy love and who can resist those precious faces! Love Gracies’s forlorn look. Hugs to all the fur babies.♥️🐶

  8. Patti
    April 30, 2018 at 7:54 am

    What cute pictures! Poor Gracie! I know she’s exhausted! Hope you both have a nice quiet week!

  9. Janet O. Robinson
    April 30, 2018 at 8:08 am

    My Goodness How Cute!!! Gracie must be sleeping or at least taking naps after they left!!

  10. Nancy Edwards
    April 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Awww, you’re a good Sissie!

  11. Linda Goodyear
    April 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

    They are so cute! I know what it’s like to pet, sit as I’m a pet sitter for other people in their homes when they go on vacation! I enjoy animals very much! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Jane
    April 30, 2018 at 8:17 am

    They are all so darn cute!!

  13. Granny Gay
    April 30, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Love, love this cuteness…:)

  14. April 30, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Oh sooooo cute!! Always nice to have the kids visit but also nice when they go home!! LOL!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. Karen
    April 30, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Sooo cute!

  16. April 30, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Maddie and Zoe are adorable pups, Mary, but I can just about read Gracie’s mind in the pictures. I’ll bet that Gracie is happy to have you all to herself now!

  17. Bette McCollister
    April 30, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Your photography skills are amazing. You are surely blessed by all your creative endeavors.

  18. Marie in AZ
    April 30, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Adorable! Those little noses….cutie pies!

  19. April 30, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mary, what doggie cuteness! Poor Gracie looks like she needs a break and is ready to reclaim her kingdom❤️

  20. April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Mary, They are SO adorable!! I can’t imagine getting anything accomplished while they are all in the house! Gracie’s cute little face just says it all … I wonder who is more exhausted, Gracie or you? I hope you had a HAPPY special day this week. Linda

  21. Jane Marie Greene
    April 30, 2018 at 10:01 am

    They are all adorable! I love the “when are they leaving” look on Gracie’s face. It’s great that you babysat the young “kids”. Nothing makes a trip better than knowing your fur babies are being loved and well taken care of.

  22. Debbie
    April 30, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Too cute for words! Hang in there Gracie, we love you!!!

  23. The Circle of Life
    April 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    So cute! They look a lot like my Daisy who is part Shih-tzu, part Bichon. And sounds like Maddie, never content unless she is in your lap. LOL

  24. April 30, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    What a wonderful, happy way to start off a Monday!!! Thanks for this post today!

  25. Granny 35 (France)
    April 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Trop mignonnes ! Elles ont une vie rêvée ! (tout comme ma petite Honey )

  26. kathy waterhouse
    April 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    You sure take adorable pictures!!

  27. franki
    April 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    For a moment I thought they were sNOwballs!! Those dark eyes…*sigh* franki

  28. Susan Ronnfeldt
    April 30, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! They are ALL adorable!!! You are such a good Mommie and Auntie!

  29. Chloe
    April 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

  30. Kathleen Liedka
    April 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Precious puppies….I have two dogs also and they are so special to our family. Enjoy

  31. Sue Bingeman
    April 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing all the puppy love!

  32. Rita C.
    April 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Poor Gracie! Bet she really missed the quiet company of Chloe on this ‘cousin’ visit of these two. But they are all so cute together! My girls’ dogs – cousins, one of which we call Grandma Edie – were all boarded together this past week while we were away. They couldn’t wait to get back to their kids. They watched on videos each and every day. :)

  33. Diane D.
    April 30, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Mary, love the pics and I am sure you had a good week. Cuteness overboard!!

  34. anne
    April 30, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    What precious fur babies. I know Gracie had a good time, but was probably ready to have Mommie all to herself. Not to mention getting some well needed shut-eye. :-)

  35. April 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    This definitely made my day! Those faces are so adorable, how could you not want to love these sweeties. I smiled reading about Gracie ‘s reaction, Sadie would be the same. She isn’t used to sharing the attention nor is she interested in frisky games. She prefers to just snuggle up nearby as we go about our day.

  36. Paula
    April 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    so very dog gone cute !!

  37. April 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I am sure Gracie was ready for a vacation when Maddie and Zoe, filled with boundless energy, went home…the three of them are just the cutest…and I am sure you were ready for a little “put your feet up time” too. And, love, love the quote by Roger Caras….so incredibly true!…I have to say that I so love the first image….Gracie’s expression and body language says it all! Glad you had a good time with the fur babies!

  38. Catherine LUXEREAU
    May 1, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Bonjour Mary,

    Adorables vos petits chiens…Je comprends pourquoi vous craquez lorsque vous voyez une petite tête aussi mignonne ! Leurs yeux sont remplis de malice….Trop “choux”

  39. May 1, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Oh goodness, so much cuteness!!! Our shih tzu, Sherlock Bones, used to come find me at 3pm and stare at me until I would go sit with him on the couch :) Dogs are just as demanding as toddlers!! I know your SIL knew her precious pups would be in very loving hands with you!

  40. May 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Precious! Maybe you need two more too!

  41. Nancy B
    May 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Dog sitting is such a wonderful service to provide! It probably clarified in your own mind why you don’t have 3 dogs, and it’s a reminder of how older dogs can be a lot easier to have around. Those young ones need a lot of activity and fussing over! Senior dogs are preferred in our family.

  42. Melodie Strickland
    May 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    How adorable to see all the fur babies. I’m sure Gracie appreciated the rest after the little ones left. Thank you for sharing.

  43. June 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Those faces! I’ve done dog sitting and my 13 year old chihuaha always breathse a sigh of relief when they go home! They all look like angels!

  44. June 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    They are very small and cute.

  45. September 25, 2018 at 1:57 am

    They’re too adorable! I swear maltipoos are the best breeds!

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