A HUGE Problem Resolved

January 30, 2011

This morning I took Adrienne to one of my favorite breakfast places, Weck’s.  The folks at the Weck’s in the Village are delightfully friendly — I love stopping in for breakfast.

I have been so worried about finding someone to stay with the dogs while I spend the weekend in Tennessee fetching Kissy-puppy and then for the nine days I will be in Houston for our National Specialty.  The woman that stayed in my home in Albuquerque has a full-time job and is used to falling out of bed a half hour before she has to be there.  Since the new house is 45 minutes from her work, it’s too much to ask her to come down and stay.  So, I’ve been trying to find a person that lives down here, is able to spend the night while I’m gone, and feed the dogs morning and evening.

I mentioned it to the manager at Weck’s this morning and a few minutes later he brought me the woman who is their dishwasher.  She’s been with the company since 1991, lives in Los Lunas, loves dogs, and would be delighted to make a little extra money.  She’s coming out this afternoon to meet the dogs and to see where things are in the house (that would still be in total disarray).  I am so relieved!  Her name is Yvonne and she has no idea that I see her with a golden aura surrounding her.

So now I can fly off to Tennessee, go to Houston, travel up to Colorado Springs and be sure that the baddogs are being fed and played with.  YES!!!


  1. Taryn says:

    That is wonderful! It is definitely hard to plan travel when you have dogs. I just can’t do the kennel thing….as a result I haven’t taken a vacation that didn’t include the dogs since we added Jimmy. I have a friend who will gladly take Wilson, but Jimmy is just too much of a handful 🙂

  2. Builder Mama says:

    What a find! We are lucky to have a babysitter/housesitter that Rufus actually adores, so if she can pull dog duty she will. Our vet also has a great kennel/daycare facility that he loves going to, so it’s nice to have some options.

  3. Jean from NM says:

    I bet I need her phone number! Glad you found her, Penni. And thanks for the recommend on the Los Lunas Weck’s.

  4. Lani says:

    What good news. It’s always nice to find someone to stay in your home with the pets.

    We found one of the vet techs at our vet’s office who was willing to house-sit. She went away to college, but now her sister stays. It makes travel much less stressful, that’s for sure.