I used to do regular nights with this lady until my Mother moved in with me, then I couldnt do the hours I was doing. I had to be home with my Mother. So when I go and do this job I have to pay someone to come in and stay overnight with Mom, so I usually just get one of the other girls to fill it, but I do like being with this 95 yr old lady and occasionally I go because I have missed her.
Last summer when I was working at this lady's house I noticed 2 small dogs running all over the neighborhood. I knew they had some yorkie in them and I always notice yorkies since I had one for 14 years and just had to have him put down last summer. I couldnt believe they were just running loose! Its a pretty busy neighborhood, with cars coming and going. So I picked both of the dogs up and took them across the street to the owners house. I said " do you know your dogs are out?" They said "yes" and thanked me for bringing them to the door. Since then I noticed the dogs being loose, and the girls at work tell me they are always running loose.
Lately only one had been running loose..I can only assume the other one got hit by a car or someone picked it up. In my opinion these dogs were neglected. Long story short, when I went to work last week, I was standing outside about 11 pm smoking a cigarette ( I know....but I am TRYING) and this little yorkie comes up to me...I picked her up and took her into the house. It was too cold and too late for this little dog to be out running. ( Look at that cute little underbite)
I kept her in the house with me all night. I told the lady I worked for I was keeping her and taking her home with me.....she said "good". lol. The next morning when the gal came to relieve me she seen I had the dog and she said " I am so happy you are taking her, I am so afraid she is going to get hit by a car." That day 3 of the girls called me to see how the dog was and to tell me they were so happy I had taken her.
I know it looks like I am a dog napper, I prefer to be called a dog rescuer...lol...but whatever it is....this little girl is very happy with me. She has a fenced in yard to run in, she gets oodles of attention, plenty to eat and she sleeps in bed with me. She doesnt cuddle up to me at night, she lays in her own space but every once in a while she comes up to me and gives me a kiss. I like to think that means shes happy here. I will be almost asleep and she will come up and give me another little kiss (lol) and then she goes back and lays down in her spot.
So now you know, do not leave your dogs run loose if I am around. My only problem with this is her and Gabby, although they may be warming up to each other slowly but surely, they still act like they want to fight. I think I am just going to ride it out and see how it goes. I love them both. I want to keep them both. I just want them to get along. Hopefully that will come in time.
And that my friends is the story of Gidget!