OUR MOMS ARE AWAY!!!
OUR MOMS ARE AWAY!!! “You know what that means, don’t you David?”-Jazzy
“The old proverb?”-Jazzy
You mean: When the cat’s away, the mice will play?
“That’s right. And do you know what that means?”-Jazzy
“It means: In the absence of a controlling entity, subordinates will take advantage of circumstances. Do you know what that means?”-Jazzy
“It means somebody’s got to keep an eye on our Staff and make sure things run smoothly around here while our Moms are away. It means WE’RE IN CHARGE!!!”-Jazzy
Really? I know what that means. We get to do whatever we want. We get to make all the rules and everyone has to do what we say. This is a really big responsibility. Sounds like we’ve got a lot of work to do.
“That’s Right. First stop...State Line Pet for some treats and supplies. Then maybe a trip to the Beach. You can be my Co-Pilot.”-Jazzy
I Love the Beach! Does this Jeep have GPS? Cause I don’t know how to get there.
“Right, we’ll Google it when we get back, and go over the weekend.”-Jazzy
“I don’t remember leaving them in charge. And we should never have left the keys with them.”-Editor/Mom
“And the credit cards, did we put the Company credit cards away?”-Jen
I don’t think they trust us.
“Yeah, we’d better get to work. Time to check in on our Staff anyway.”-Jazzy
I started with Auntie Kristine while Jazzy Googled directions to the Beach. She was somewhat belligerent, and acted up a little bit at the gate, so I had no choice but to put her in a “time out”. She promised to be good after that.
“Good job Dave. Looks like we better get to 118 and put them through some drills before things get out of control over there. No slacking on our watch, Mom, you can count on us.”-Jazzy
We assembled all of our Staff at 118 to layout our plan for the long weekend together. It started out really good. Uncle Aaron and Aunties Heather and Tess were good listeners, but Auntie Sarah kept losing focus. I tried to get her back in line, but man, being in charge is exhausting.
“So, what? You give up and it’s nap time? You’ll never earn their respect that way. I guess we know who the real boss is around here.”-Jazzy
“We’re not going to have any Staff left when we get back.”-Jen
“Thought we were supposed to be a Team. That’s it! If you’re not going to take this job seriously, you’re going back to the Academy for some extra classes. Auntie Sarah’s in no danger of graduating from Obedience Class anytime soon, either, but I don’t think we’ve got any boxes big enough to ship her out in.”-Jazzy
Alright, alright. I promise to do my part.
“Yeah, and Jazzy? My Boy better still be there when we get back.”-Editor/Mom
I think we’ve got a little time before our next meeting. Why don’t you take Auntie Heather for a walk and I’ll go down and check on Auntie Lisa in Grooming.
“Good idea, that’s more like it. We’ll meet back here in 10.”-Jazzy
“Everything downstairs going okay?”-Jazzy
Oh yeah. I’ve got everything under control. And I cancelled those Grooming appointments Moms made for us. What’s next?
“Looks like it’s time we had a Skype meeting with Auntie Sandy. I’ll go upstairs in Mom’s office and you can keep an eye on things in the lobby.”-Jazzy
Yeah, it’ll be good to see what’s going on at the South Shore. We’re covering all the angles. Moms are going to be so proud of us.
Okay, what’s left? Are we almost done? When do we get to go to the Beach?
“There’s only one thing left to do today. If you could only drive, David, we’d be done in no time.”-Jazzy
What? I can drive. I’m an excellent driver.
“Okay then, I’ll take Auntie Alicia, and you can take Auntie JJ out on her afternoon rounds, make sure all our North Shore Travel Care clients are happy.”-Jazzy
Sounds like a plan. It’ll be fun going out on the road.
Now we just have to put our heads together and write up the Blog. My Editor/Mom usually does this part for me, but we’re a really good team, so together we should be able to do it. Then we can have some fun in our spare time.
“Just in time for the best part of the day, Sunset. We ‘are’ a good team, David.”-Jazzy
Yup, and I bet our Moms are happy they can relax on their Vacation, knowing we’re keeping things running smoothly here at Free Dog while they’re gone. We’ll probably even get us extra presents when they get back.
“Stay tuned next week for what really went on.”-Editor/Mom