You know PFB? I just realised i'm PFD!

(24 Posts)
wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:19:51

So, dp and i are away this weekend. We have a small dog and don't kennel him as he is basically a lap dog.

Previously he stayed at fil's but we have PFD'd him so much they find it stressful because he misses us.

Anyway we are now paying another family member to come dogsit pfd in our own home so he has his own comfort and...i have typed, yes TYPED a two page manual on how to care for PFD blush

They are soooo going to enjoy reading and probably endlessly shaming us with that.

I've even got it home and added some written notes for good measure e.g. lock both doors if going out (on dp's insistance).

These are two fully grown responsible adults that live alone and work and manage to get by just fine yet i think it is perfectly acceptable to type a manual on caring for our little PFD.

Obviously this is light hearted and true. Can anyone else beat me on the PFD front?

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:21:09

Disclaimer - we got our PFD a couple of weeks after our PFB was stillborn last year which goes a long way to explain why he is like he is and we are like we are. We have completely baby-ed him and are paying for it now.

SleightOfMind Mon 21-Nov-16 20:33:45

I lost my pfd a fortnight ago but we were very silly over her! When she got too old to climb the stairs DH and I would carry her up (she weighed about 30kgs!).
After about 3 months of this we realised she'd much rather be left to snooze on the sofa downstairs.
We also used to carry a picnic blanket on walks so she wouldn't have to lie down on cold hard floors while we had a coffee/lunch/pint blush.
There's loads more but I'll get teary if I think about it too much.

SleightOfMind Mon 21-Nov-16 20:34:50

She was lovely though and remained utterly unspoilt despite our nonsense!

daisygirlmac Mon 21-Nov-16 20:49:58

Ahem grin I thought he might be cold at night

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:51:49

oh i'm so sorry to hear that sleight flowers

sounds like you have her so much love though and that she enjoyed it all.

i wish i could say ours wasn't spoilt. We're getting better though, slowly.

it has been good practice eye opening for when we are ready to ttc again grin

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:53:32

haha i could curl up in that myself daisy! lucky thing.

out of interst what kind of dog is he? he looks just like my parents whose was supposed to be a miniature jack russell but clearly isn't

SquedgieBeckenheim Mon 21-Nov-16 20:54:59

We did the same upon leaving PFD with MIL. She didn't follow said manual so we have never left him since! He goes everywhere (except work) with us.
He's getting old and arthritic so we're trying to work out how to put steps so he can get on our bed easier.

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:56:48

how big is your dog squed? we bought some great plastic steps from ebay for ours. worth a look.

i am slightly starting to worry they break his routine. absolutely pathetic i know haha!

daisygirlmac Mon 21-Nov-16 20:58:12

He's definitely mostly Jack Russell but he's enormous compared to the other ones I know so god only knows what he's mixed with. Possibly some staffy in there as he's got a very chunky chest. Squedgie mine is blind and we moved to a new house two weeks ago with four steep steps down from the back door and I made DH build him a ramp before we even had our bed put together blush

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 20:58:19

m.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Pet-Dog-Ladder-3-Steps-Soft-Stairs-Puppy-Washable-Cover-Ramp-Folding-Doggy-/291832984569?hash=item43f299f3f9%3Ag%3AlSsAAOSwH3NXnRMC&_trkparms=pageci%253A18864c14-b02d-11e6-b772-74dbd180a4dc%257Cparentrq%253A88adcc751580a2a464cc76f9fff4a4ca%257Ciid%253A5 like these.

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:00:43

oh that's funny. parents dog looks like its crossed with a whippet im trying to find a pic.

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:03:24

only one ive got

daisygirlmac Mon 21-Nov-16 21:04:34

What a cutie! They do look quite similar but mine is much chunkier, I agree your parents dog looks very whippet-y

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:05:37

yes her back end is very slim. such lovely natured dogs.

ours is a sausage dog grin

SquedgieBeckenheim Mon 21-Nov-16 21:07:29

He's quite large, 26kg. He thinks he's a lapdog though! We broke him, he was a rescue and not much into fuss or cuddles when we first got him. Hes basically our first child, as much spoilt as DD is!

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:09:54

aww i'm glad to hear im not alone.

There are some more robust steps on ebay / amazon not sure what they're like price wise.

daisygirlmac Mon 21-Nov-16 21:12:49

Well, I'm away to put my coat over my pjs to go and stand in the garden in 70mph winds because PFD doesn't like to go out alone in the dark grin

KarmaNoMore Mon 21-Nov-16 21:14:57

Don't worry too much. He will be upset even if you wrote a 500 page manual or he would be thinking you have left for good and pretending to be perfect dog not to upset his new owners pet sitters.

KarmaNoMore Mon 21-Nov-16 21:18:32

I paid a friend to babysit my dog while I was away. Such a sensitive dog I have, I didn't want her in kennels. When I came back the dog didn't recognise me at first and the one crying was my friend, who got too attached to the dog in the 10 days she stayed with her.

SquedgieBeckenheim Mon 21-Nov-16 21:21:01

Thanks wow I will look.
Maybe this is why non-dog people think dog owners are nuts! We spoil our dogs, but they are part of the family. Wouldn't be without either PFD or PFB!

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:22:02

haha i hope that happens with us. we've not left him longer than 3 nights. The last time was a 1 night stay over where he wouldnt settle and sat by the door waiting for us to return.

I'm hoping he's better in his own home. You're right though, the manual is likely a complete waste grin.

Our dog won't even contemplate outside in this so well done to you. hope your coats a thick one!

KarmaNoMore Wed 23-Nov-16 19:41:57

This reminds me of DS' first day in nursery, I went on and on about what to do in every possible scenario, the nursery woman smiled sweetly, put a piece of paper with the nursery phone number in my hand and kindly walked me to the door while saying "it is ok dear, the babies are always ok, it is the mums who have a hard time".

She was right, when I collected him 3 hrs later he was still sleeping in his pushchair.

I often wonder if my dog is normal and I am the anxious one...

wowwee123 Wed 23-Nov-16 20:02:36

haha its awful isn't it?

dp is so much worse though. dogsitters have told us theyre taking him out tomorrow. do wants me to write a list on how to walk him grin yeah, i won't be doing that haha.

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