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Sat Oct 8, 2022, 01:09 PM Oct 2022

So we are pet-sitting for five days.

My grandson and his wife have four pugs and a maine coon cat. The pugs are the two parents and two pups, now one year old from the litter. We have a poodle/terrier mix and a maltese/yorkie, or morkie. We're in a two story house (grandson's house) in Northern California's gold country. My grandson, his wife and the two great grandchildren are at Disneyland.

Our dogs have only been around the pugs briefly and only a few times. Our morkie is very aggressive to anything with four legs. She has no idea how tiny she is. She weighs four pounds.

We're on our third day here, and it's been a full time job to get them to all play nice together, but we're getting there. Wa needed to do this because because my grandson is going to be putting a manufactured home on his five acres near the house we are staying at now, and we will move here in about six months.

The big surprise was the morkie and the cat. Our morkie chases cats in our neighborhood like she is going to tear their heads off, but never catches them. On the first day here her and the maine coon were rolling on the floor and playing very well together.

At night the two pug pups sleep in crates and the other four dogs sleep in bed with us. The cat is an outside nocturnal hunter and prowls the acreage. He has brought home lots of dead vermin and even a rattlesnake. If by sunrise he hasn't caught anything he scratches at the door and comes in and eats cat food.

Thanks if you bothered to read my long story. It's been lots of fun for us.

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So we are pet-sitting for five days. (Original Post) Mr.Bill Oct 2022 OP
Sounds like a grand adventure! SheltieLover Oct 2022 #1
That sounds wonderful, beautiful area, too Walleye Oct 2022 #2
Some tiny dogs have big personalities Freddie Oct 2022 #3
Lol. Sounds ideal to me. blm Oct 2022 #4
Seems to be working out... Whew!!! Karadeniz Oct 2022 #5


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3. Some tiny dogs have big personalities
Sat Oct 8, 2022, 02:55 PM
Oct 2022

My granddog Callie is a mini-cockapoo (the poodle part is a toy poodle), smart and absolutely fearless. She might weigh 7 lbs and is a loud guard dog, barks her head off at anyone walking down the street and fiercely protects the house against those evil Amazon delivery folks. She’s great with their cats, both of whom are bigger than she is.

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