Dog-Sitters

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The weekend was total chaos. This is Miss Remi, also known as Mumsie (as in "Queen Mumsie"), also known as Ma'am, also known as Grilled Cheese (that's what Andy called her). She is the Pembroke Welsh corgi of some friends who went away for the weekend. She stayed at Paulson Place from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon and laid in this spot between the couch and the coffee table, next to my shoes, for about 65-70% of the time. (That big white thing in the front of the image is a Clover-Meadow paw.) Isn't she cuuuuuuute!!! Agh! Adorable.

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Miss C. Meadow was in a total state. When Remi arrived, Clover lost her mind. She raced around in circles, she jumped back and forth over Remi, she made noises I've never heard before. Then — Grrrrrrr, said Remi. Grrrrr-WOOF!!! she said. And meant it. And Miss Clover Meadow backed up, snugging her quivering body against me, and looked very, very worried.

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For several hours she anxiously sat in front of me, wherever I sat or wherever I was in the room, staring at her slumber-party guest. Her slumber-party guest who seemed to not want to have been invited to the slumber party.

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How could it beeeee?????

Dogs7 What to dooooo?????

Dogs8 How to proceeeeeed?????

Dogs9 "I'll go see if I can jump on her head. That's a good idea."

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Oh man. It was so funny. Once they warmed up to each other, early Friday evening, they started going everywhere together (and let me tell you, I thought having one little dog follow me every single place I went in the house was a handful, but having two little dogs under your feet for every step is insane). Then eventually the puppy-play commenced — and every few hours for about twenty minutes they'd start wrestling each other, a small tornado of teeth and fur as they tried to bite each other in the face or sit on top of one another. But it was fascinating because they really worked it out — Clover was bigger, much more obnoxious, physical, and pretty scrappy, but she was also more submissive than Mumsie, who, though older, crankier, and more stout, could with one warning noise or one haughty look have Clover flat on her back with her paws dangling limply in the air and those very-worried eyebrows arched into right-angles over those very-worried eyes — Whoops, what'd I do? Mommy? We tried so hard not to laugh at them. It was impossible. By Saturday afternoon, my sister picked us up to go thrifting, and Clover was ready to go upstairs and get into her crate and take a nap while we were out. Remi, who isn't crated, sat alone in the middle of the living room and looked at us with what we considered to be sheer relief at the prospect of having a few quiet hours alone. We returned a few hours later, and opened the front door, expecting to be greeted by our little guest — but the room was empty. Where was she? Upstairs, napping near the crated Clover Meadow. BFFs after all.

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Miss Remi is love, but not nearly as lovely as you, Clover Meadow. I'm glad you girls became friends.

What a sweet story. I love that they were napping together! I half expected that story to end with your house guest tearing up your house! Glad it had a better ending than that. :)

Priceless. Just priceless! Thank you for the smiles this morning.

Oh, yay! I'm so glad they got along in the end. Corgi love! :o)

Oh, I cannot take the cuteness. What a great story of a corgi-fest weekend. Am I the only one who wants to kiss that big blurry paw in the first pic? Too cuuute!

Oh my gosh - so sweet, your Tale Of Two Corgis! You had me with the first glimpse of Mumsie , and I was delighted by your story!

So cute - I'm glad that they made friends!

Speaking as one who always has the two dog tornado underfoot (or desk) let me just say that you described this PERFECTLY! excellent reading for a dreary Monday....Thank You! xoxox

Thank you! Having a bit of a down day today, but this totally made me laugh out loud! Clover is just so very...pretty. And the commenter above who dubbed it "Corgi Fest"--yes please, or how about CorgiPalooza?

Seriousluy funny! Oh the worried eyebrows! The doggie dramas! It might be just like having a sixth grade girl sleepover, except they do it in reverse order... chummy at the beginning, fighting and crying by the time its time to go home.... oh dear...
Entertaining indeed!

love it, especially the napping part! if queen mumsie showed up on my doorstep i'd lose my mind, race around in circles and make strange noises, too. i really want a dog.

LOL!!

I loved EVERY word! They are just tooooo cute!

I can see a story book, for children and the rest of us, taking shape... it would be such a dear book to hold and read.

OK, this time I laughed out loud! These two -- surely they need to be featured in a children's book?! Oh, pleeease! Do proceeed!

cute ending to a cute story. my brother's dog freaks out our much older dog. It is funny though that after a while they figure it out.

oh MY GOSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHILOVEIT. LOVE IT LOVE IT. so damn cute it's ridiculous.

Remi looks so much like our dearly missed Honey. Oh....there is nothing like Corgi love!!!!

Oh SOO cute, I loved this story. And I'm also jealous, thrifting in Portland is THE BEST.

great post Alicia

Adorable! I agree with the others who want to see this in a Children's Book (to hold in our adult hands...:)). One look at your photos and you can just SEE their personalities. You combine the photos with your writing and a classic is in the making! :)

I don't know what made me laugh harder, the story or the fact that you actually said "bff" You are too cute. I love it! This post is by far my favorite. And yes I have 3 little dogs under my feet, and it IS insane!!!

P.s. I am lovin the book! We had an early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend with my mom and right after dinner what did I do? Broke out Stitched In Time. I am not kidding!

Have a wonderful evening!

hilarious!! dogs are too funny! :)

That is so cute and sweet. Dogs are the best!

This story had me smiling from beginning to end! Loved the last picture...BFFs. :)
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Oh my gosh, how adorable is that?!

Blessings,
~*~

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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