Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why I should never be hired as a house-sitter

I am currently babysitting a house and five dogs.

I have already:

  • locked myself out the house (to be fair, I had the keys, but the lock was jammed)
  • set the burglar alarm off about 8 times, had the security company call the owners every time the alarm went off (which means they call me, and I apologise a lot)
  • Broke into the house by borrowing my bosses small children and sending one of them in through a window
  • Had a dog climb into my car and refuse to get out, including growling and snarling when I tried to coax her out before she drooled on my iPod too much
  • Had flu and spent a weekend on their couch in front of the TV.
  • Watched soccer for half an hour before I realised that it wasn’t cricket
  • left the dog beds out in a hailstorm (again to be fair, the summer storms here do come up pretty darn quickly, and I was on the couch with the flu at the time).
  • And had one of the dogs decide that chewing on the carpets is a fun pastime.


Anonymous said...

The 5 dogs alone would be enough to make me go batty! My basset hound recently decided she needed to chew a hole in the middle of my area's a worldwide doggy epidemic!

po said...

Hehe cricket, soccer, I see how you could be confused!? Uh, ok, not really, but I will assume the flu had something to do with it.

Candice said...

I'm so glad that my house-sitting only requires me to look after 1 cat! Much less stress!