Send in the clowns

By which I mean our furry guests.

Mouse brings a certain…. gravitas to his position of Supreme Boss of the Household. He does indulge in the odd roach (aka, greyhound sleeping on its back with legs in the air), and does zoom around the backyard in a very uninhibited way when properly encouraged, but he’s not usually plain daft. Our guests, on the other hand….

Sunshine, sleeping

Tiny, sleeping with his eyes open

Well, you can see what I’m talking about. It’s very, very distracting!

They’ve gone home now, as their Staff have returned from a well-earned break on Hamilton Island. We returned them in one piece, fed, watered, dosed and walked, and are told that the favour will be returned if we ever need to travel somewhere without His Lordship for a few days.

I confess, it was worse than herding cats. It was like caring for rambunctious 3-year-old triplets: noses into everything, restless trooping from room to room, bed to bed, stealing toys, cadging treats. Out, please. In, please. Scratches, please. Oh well, it’s over now!

I did manage to get a little sewing done once they’d gone. It has been so long since I managed a Parterre block, I wanted to see if I still could! This is Parterre Block 27. Sorry about the lousy lighting, it’s very gloomy and overcast today.

Parterre Block 27

I have the fabrics picked out for the next one, and it’s on my work table, ready to go.

Hopefully normal service will now be resumed. Hopefully…

31 thoughts on “Send in the clowns

  1. claire93 says:

    must have been exhausting, all that hound herding ^^

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I hadn’t realised how middle aged Roo had become until Evie joined us! It’s hard work keeping tabs on her all the time and she hasn’t quite got the hang of the routine yet (not helped by various events disrupting said routine). Having 2 new ones must have been exhausting! Enjoy the peace and quiet.

  3. Houseguests four-legged! Four times as tiring?

  4. This has given me a jolly good laugh!

  5. Marty K says:

    As much fun as it looks like you all had (it always freaks me out when a foster is sleeping with their eyes open — especially if they’re shallow breathers), I’m sure that His Mouseship is most relieved to be the sole Lord and Ruler again. ๐Ÿ’œ

    • katechiconi says:

      When Mouse first came to live with us, I assumed he was awake when actually fast asleep. Thankfully he has no sleep startle reflex, but I’m used to it now. You can tell if they’re awake, because the eyeballs swivel to follow you! Mouse IS happy to be an only child again, mostly because he now has firm control of our bed!

  6. kymlucas says:

    So cute, but I can only imagine how tiring!

    • katechiconi says:

      Very, very cute, very very tiring. I’d have the three of them milling around every time I got out of my chair, hoping for pats/ treats/ walks/ whatever was going! It made going to the loo quite an adventure…

  7. Dayphoto says:

    So cute! But oh so much energy!!!

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  9. magpiesue says:

    Downright spooky, sleeping with eyes open and those teeth exposed! Love the new Parterre block. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • katechiconi says:

      Poor old Tiny has a bit of an overbite, so the teeth came out whenever he was relaxed. It was actually very endearing. The eyes do take a bit of getting used to…

  10. I love a good dog playdate with zoomies and fake fights and sudden naps, but days on end isn’t easy. I suspect Mouse is hoping another sleepover with his buddies.

    • katechiconi says:

      If they had all been small fluffs, it would have been child’s play. But imagine three 7 year-olds with the mentality and curiosity of 3 year-olds and an insatiable appetite for snacks. Plus the two visitors were already unsettled by being in a strange house… It was fun, but next time, either fewer dogs or fewer days, I suspect!

  11. Stephanie Ewart says:

    Adorable! Was Mouse happy to share space, attention etc?
    Shinee would hate it, she was already the quintessential “only child” when she came to us age 4 (we were warned by her previous family) and I’m afraid she hasn’t had to change with us!

    • katechiconi says:

      Mouse was quite amenable. He’d met the others at a couple of previous coffee mornings, and while there was a certain nose-out-of-jointedness when the others nicked his preferred beds, he’s not bolshie enough to make a fuss. A certain amount of stink-eye was observed, however…

  12. Thanks so much for the laugh here. They are all clowns. I was thoroughly entertained just with seeing the pictures. But I know how exhausting it can be taking care of someone else’s precious family. I know I’d be counting the hours till mom and dad got back to pick them up. The block looks a good antidote for the gloomy day. You obviously remember well how to do it. That one is perfect and happy.

  13. rutigt says:

    Laughed when I read your post. ๐Ÿ™‚ In spite of their behaviour they are so cute!

  14. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    By the looks of it they had so much fun they’ll be back !!:D

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