Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
Maggie Is On The Job!

Neighborhood Watch Captain is on the job!

Sure, it’s a self appointed job, but she takes it very seriously :-)  Maggie checks her window anytime she hears a noise. And in the mornings, if Wizard forgets to open the blind, she sits and stares at us until we remember.

I remember the days when I used to think “If we ever get a dog, we will be in control.” Bwhahaha! Thousands of dollars in medical bills and expensive food later, along with hundreds and hundreds of miles clocked on morning walks that she insists on, I now know the truth. We are her human servants and we are lucky to have the job!

Anyone else have a job of servant to a family pet?

4 comments to “Maggie Is On The Job!”

  1. Silver James
    October 18th, 2023 at 8:15 am · Link

    Maggie is the Best Watch Captain ever! And if you think dogs are bossy, go get a cat. Just sayin’…

    Loki doesn’t like gushy food but he likes the “juice” so I pour the juice into a small cup for him. He also gets a L’il Soup treat which started because he didn’t like gushy food.

    The gushy food started because Witchy Cat was having kittens. Witchy is gone now so no more kittens but all the ferals think they should have gushy food. I don’t even “own” them but they rule me. 🤣

    Pete also loves gushy food. He also wants to go out. And come in. And go out. And come in.

    Which brings us to Jake. Who does NOT like crunchy treats like Milk Bones. Nope. He wants soft treats like salmon jerky sticks and Sam’s Munchy Bones (preferably peanut butter.) Oh, and pup cups at Starbucks. At least those are free and since I don’t get whipped cream on my frappucinos, I figure Starbucks is only out the cost of the cup. He also has a bed in my office, one in “his” room (ie. the guest room/Stormy’s room) because Loki also likes the people bed in there so Jake can only get on the people bed when Loki has vacated it.

    And finally, why yes, I do get out of bed at 6 a.m. because the cats (ALL of them–the ferals are already on the portch waiting, Pete in my face, and Loki is on the kitchen stool) believe breakfast must be served before 6:15 or the world will end. And Jake is waiting at the foot of the bed because he will be late for his Dawn Bark Patrol if I don’t hurry and hit the john so I can let him out before those darn felines get their breakfast.)

    So yeah, I get where you’re coming from and I am TOTALLY an indentured servant. 😜

  2. Viki S.
    October 18th, 2023 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Maggie is the best Neighborhood Watch Captain ever! She takes all of her jobs very seriously. If only more people had her work ethic ☺.

    Spunk also has a job. He is the protector of the house and hubs. He takes his job seriously too. That is, unless he needs a nap 😹. He also makes sure that no critters get into the house and that if any human enters they are fully aware that he doesn’t trust them and they are being watched.

    You are right. If you’re a good human, fur babies rule the house. They are worth every broken/ruined item and all money spent to keep them safe, happy, and loved.

    The oven worked just fine on the stuffed chicken the other night. It’s going to take some getting used to . There are so many extra steps I never had to take before. Used to be easy, set the temperature and timer, after pre-heat load oven and that was that. Not anymore😄.

    I hope your day is going well.

  3. Jenn
    October 18th, 2023 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Silver, I always think of cats as easier in some ways like leaving them alone all day, but I can also see where they’d be a bit more demanding too. Maggie I can train some patience into :-) (But then again, she’s a soft energy dog and that makes most things easier).

    I love that even the ferals and strays who are mooching off you are demanding in their feeding times and preferences. I mean that’s hilarious, but it’s also awesome that they have you to help them stay alive and relatively healthy.

    Jake, of course, deserves whatever he wants because he’s such a good boy! He takes care of you and LG when out in public so at home, he should be king. Unless of course Loki wants the people bed, then he’s demoted until Loki decides to vacate it.

    Well I guess this is what happens when we sign up to own or care for pets :-)

  4. Jenn
    October 18th, 2023 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Viki, Maggie thanks you! LOL on her people’s work ethic. It’s definitely a lot less driven than it used to be.

    Spunk is a good kitty, and he needs his naps! I’m still shocked that he’s 10 now. I don’t know how a decade passed by.

    You’re right, they pets are worth it!

    I’m happy to hear the oven is all done and working! But yeah, I hear you on the extra steps. I’m annoyed by that on a lot of things these days. I suspect you’ll get used to it pretty quickly, though.

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