Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Babysitting - By Hailey

Blogville pals,

First thanks for all the well wishes. I just threw up once and was fine. I think it was because of all the excitement I am about to tell you about.

We were given a very hard job on the weekend. We had to go and babysit our human cousin Maggie. She is 20 months old now. Aunt C and Uncle D were going to be very late, so we had to pack our overnight bags. See their new house is about an hour from ours, so we were just going to stay over.

We had never babysat at their house. Maggie came here after Christmas for a few days. Lady has babysat Maggie at her house, but we have not gotten to help.

It was the one of the coldest days in history at -45C/-49F, so we couldn't exercise. When we were out for about a minute so I could poop, I actually cried because it was so cold. Phod threw up in the car because the people tried to take him without giving him his meds. We were very, very excited to get to Maggie's house and smell the cats (more about them later).

I had to check out the tunnel that was far to small for me.


Phod had to show Maggie how you really play ball


Phod had to make sure that Man was playing right (really when the people sit on the floor he things he needs all the love).


I supervised colouring. She doesn't stay in the lines.


One of the most important jobs was supervising dinner. Gotta make sure she isn't getting anything better than we did. She had orange peppers and green mac and cheese, nothing we wanted.



Then I had to go down these scary slippery stairs to check out the basement. 


Phod had to correct Man for reading the story wrong.


We were exposed to a new show, Bubble Guppies or "buppies".



After we put Maggie to bed, I saw one of the cats, Lupul. He came out to use the litter box and then went back into his hiding room with the other cat Panda. After this, I was on super high alert. I was on such high alert, that I kept my people and Zaphod up most of the night. I would scratch on the door, but they wouldn't let me out to get the cats or check on Maggie. Man did take me out once after Aunt C and Uncle D came home so I could poop and see there were no invaders but I wouldn't sleep.


We left before breakfast in the morning because we can't eat as Phod gets sick (and he still got sick). After we had breakfast at home, we were all very tired. My people and Phod didn't appreciate my guarding all night. We had a 3.5 hour nap. Then, as I mentioned, I threw up in the evening for no known reason. I think it is because I was tired from babysitting.

Lady says I did much better with Maggie. I only barked at her twice. She gives me a B+ for that but an F- for sleeping. 

I think I did a good enough job I will be asked to babysit again! (Clearly as you can see our peeps need our help to do it right!)




32 comments:

  1. You sure did great job babysitting! Maggie is adorable! Hopefully next time, kitties come out to play with you :-)

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  2. Hari OM
    OMD Hailey, you were just making sure that efurrybuddy was in the right place at the right time - and cats are not inclined to respect that are they??? I think you did a pretty good job for a new experience! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. You two sure did a great job babysitting! I bet the best part was picking up after meal times! :)

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  4. it is such hard work being the perfect baby sitter and keeping an eye on everything and everyone - you did a great job

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  5. Wow! I never realized what hard work it is to babysit. You two must have been exhausted...and then to not sleep on top of it, and throw up, my oh my. Thank goodness you are back in your own home now.

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  6. wow, what and ADVENTURE.. of course minus the throw ups.. Maggie is adorable... my secret is if i were there we could keep each other company. i don't like sleeping any where but home..

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  7. You were a totally pawesome babysitter! What a grreat job.

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  8. OMP! That is totally awesome. You did a great job babysitting. Hey - in fact, you can come here to the Hotel Thompson and babysit anytime - snorts. XOXO - Bacon

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  9. Now that was some excitement! We hope you are all rested and things are back to normal.

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  10. JUMPIN' CAT FISH THAT WAS AN ADVENTURE OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE AND SUCH A BIG RESPONSIBLE JOB FOR YOU ALL. MOM TOLD ME 20 MONTH OLD BIPEDS ARE A LOT OF WORK AND IT TAKES AT LEAST 8 PAWS AND 4 HANDS TO DO THE JOB. MAGGIE IS ADORABLE. MOL MOL DOESN'T COLOR IN THE LINES..SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS GONNA BE A GAL WHO MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN DRUM. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS POST AND THE PHOTOS. TELL THE LADY AND MAN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING YOU SHARE ALL THE FUN!!
    BRAVO HI PAW
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFF AND MOM

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  11. OMD little Maggie gets cuter and cuter each time I see her. Wow and you are getting better with Maggie, that's pawesome. Keep up the good work.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  12. You guys did a great job babysitting, we know all about those guppies and bubbles at our house. we are sorry you could not see our video we hopes mom did not do something wrong.
    stella rose

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  13. OMD OMD HAILEY.... How could you even STAND it to Pee in that COLD... let alone find the pawper placement fur Poops?????
    BUTT we digress.... you did an AMAZING job of Baby Sitting... and keeping the Peeps doing what they SHOULD... and Reading the CORRECT books and stuffs... PLUS having to watch that Cute little two legger... they Color by different rules you know... they like FREE FORM not the inside the lines stuffs...
    OMD no WONDER you and Phod both gotted upset tummies... Who WOULDN'T when they KNOW they are going to be GRADED ... TEST ANXIETY... THAT is want caused the Tummy Troubles... and to THINK that She ONLY gave you B+ when it is OBVIOUS that you scored 100%... and there was NOTHING wrong with YOUR sleeping... it is the PEEPS who didn't do it RIGHT... THEY should get the F- NOT you!
    WE demand a RETEST!!!! BUTT let's be sure it is scheduled fur WARMER Weather.

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  14. I think ya did a pawsome job babysitting?? And negative -49F??? OMD!!!!

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  15. Hmm. That sounds an altogether most INTERESTING experience for all concerned...
    Oh but Maggie is cute.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  16. That is way to cold for us!!!
    Good job babysitting! Oh, and mom wants to know what green mac and cheese is?

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    1. Thanks for letting us know what "green mac" is!! I always put veggies in mine. :-)

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  17. That was a tough job, but somebody had to do it! We love when our favorite miniature human comes to visit. But when he goes home, we're exhausted! Good job doggies!

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  18. What a fun job babysitting. Did you look in all their drawers for treats?
    Lily & Edward

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  19. We would say you all did very well. Maggie is such a little doll. Just wait until she is a little older and really enjoys playing with you:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  20. You two are such good little helpers! I'm sorry you both threw up, though! That's not fun for anyone. It's really good that you are feeling better about tiny humans. They can be really unpredictable so I don't blame you for being a little scared. I hope your mom and dad get some much needed rest soon!

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  21. Oh, that IS a lot of excitement! And taking care of a little one is a lot of work. It looks like you both did quite well. You don't like peppers or mac and cheese, though? They both sound good to me!
    Get some rest!
    Cammie!

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  22. We can't even imagine going out in that cold!!! We probably would have worried about the cats all night long too Hailey, but you and Phod did an excellent job babysitting Maggie
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  23. I'm not surprised that you were all exhausted after babysitting. Especially you, H. You did very good and important work.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  24. What an exciting weekend! Darling, pictures:)

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  25. We thought our -10 degrees F was bad! You did a great job babysitting and are sure you all will get invited back to do it again sometime.

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  26. Hailey we are so proud of you for doing so well in a new and high stimulus situation! You really did great actually :) Sorry for Phod that he gets carsick. Mom had medicine for Oskar's brother Jester who used to get carsick, it helped most of the time. Most of the time :)

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  27. You sound just like R when it comes to kitties! He wouldn't have slept either. But you did awesome with the little girl and all the new stuff. Way to go, Hailey! You're amazing and so is Phod.

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  28. What a wonderful job you did supervising and keeping an eye out for kitties!! We think we may have refused to go outside if it was that cold, you are soooo brave!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  29. Babysitting is a huge job so bravo for taking that on! Disrupting your routine sometimes makes for an upset tummy - new smells, furniture, food, sleeping spots, pooping spots - everything is topsy turvy!!!! You'll be better at it next time I bet!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  30. Babysitting is an important job - it's a good thing they had you and Phod to show them how to do it right! Bummer about the no-sleeping thing though, but hey, you had a job to do! Rita is the same - she takes her work very seriously! (Wow - those temps are crazy cold!!)

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