If by any chance you have a dog and Mummy is working on your project, your dog will definitely be incorporated into the task at hand! LOL!That’s what happened to Jessie.When Mummy met Jessie’s mummy, they quickly discovered that we were both from the same breeder – what a coincidence!
Jessie lived in Oxfordshire until recently when she moved to the big city. She’s still getting used to city living.As there’s so much to do, our respective hoomans had less and less time to spend with us – so guess what happened. Jessie’s now walking with our dog walker! I’m showing her the ropes of how to be a part of the group.But Jessie needs an Equafleece to really be one of us! It’s on order!
She tried on one for the first time but she wasn’t sure how to walk in it!!!!
The first time Jessie was left with us when her mummy went to get us some hot chocolate on our park walk, she wasn’t happy.
Only a week later, after she knows she’s a part of our circle, what a big difference. When she stayed in the car with Mummy, she remained very calm and did what we all do when our hoomans leave us – we stare with single focus at where our hooman had disappeared and stay intensely focused till they reappear.
May’s comment: When a potential new client came to visit one of my recent projects, she met Darcy. Long story short, she has a cockapoo named Jessie – and as it turned out, both Darcy and Jessie came from the same breeder! Do dogs just bring people together in more ways than one?!?!?!
I did get the job and it was not because Darcy and Jessie could be related (LOL!) But as I got to know my client, I can say the dogs gave us a lot more things to talk about than just electrics, tiles or paint colours.
But it was completely helpful for my client that I am so dog-centric. When she voiced her concern about being able to wash Jessie after walks in the parks, we both agreed how a large sink in the utility room must fit into the scheme of things. And the faucet must have a removable hose. There will be a bench at the lower ground entrance where there will be hooks for Jessie’s leads, and baskets to keep her Equafleeces – still to be ordered!!! And the floor to be tiled for muddy shoes and paws. Jessie isn’t used to having a wee on concrete (she’s new to city living) we have designed the back garden where there will be a patch of fake grass for her morning and evening needs. And an extra porch door designed to keep Jessie inside so she doesn’t run out the front door and straight onto the road. We dog owners know that all these things are very important in interior designing for a dog! Whenever my client tells the architect or contractor these requirements, you can see the look on their faces were one of dumbfound silence. It’s for the dog, she says and their faces remain deadpanned. LOL!
We have ended up going for walks on weekends – which made it more fun to continue to talk about ideas and boring details like electrical plans. Now that Jessie is being incorporated into our lives – and long after the project is finished, I have a feeling we will be friends because of Jessie.