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Queen of Trades; Travel and Photography

Another day, another dollar as they say. This past week has been crazy with me going back and forth. Climbing, Running, dog sitting, house sitting, and so on. Its been a lot but it has been worth it. I'm excited to share all the photos I have been getting of the dogs. They are so cute and they really are feeding my puppy fever. I even got a photo of a baby corgi. So cute. 

But I do ask that you guys also take a look at my artwork. All the pieces down below are for sale and will be at your door in a few days. Every purchase you guys make helps me out on my future travels so I would appreciate it if you guys would purchase a few and help me out. If not that is ok, Just share with your friends and family so that they may purchase a piece from me. As always thank you guys and I look forward to hearing from some of you. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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This is Moose. The Saint.Bernard that I told you about in my recent post. He is such a sweetheart and all he wants is to be loved. He is a little particular about people and other animals so when it comes to meeting others you have to be cautious about how he reacts. Last night Moose got to meet my boyfriend and right when he walked in Moose got up and started barking. I think he was trying to intimidate him, maybe even scare him. After all, Moose is a big dog and could easily have taken my boyfriend down if he wanted. Moose came right up to him barking and looked him in the eye and barked. After a minute he sniffed him and started to investigate every inch of him. I told my bf to keep his hands in his pockets and just stand there. 

 


The biggest thing I have learned about dogs when they meet new people is to just let them choose when to come to you and do not do anything to scare them. So keep your hands away, say their name in a gentle voice, and just stand your ground. Of course, if the dog is showing teeth and is going to bite you then you might wanna run for it but in this case, Moose was just barking and sniffing. Plus I was right there with Moose so if something happened I could step in. Moose had already accepted me and really wanted all the attention from me. So I just had to make sure that the meeting went well. 

 

Once, moose was done sniffing and intimidating my boyfriend He decided that he was ok and went back to his usual spot to lay down. My boyfriend was a little rattled by this but when he was approved he calmed down and we settled in for the night. Moose is the first Saint Bernard that I have watched and met. He really was scary when I first met him but once he liked me everything was fine. He looks like a bear but really he is a sweetheart that just wants to be loved. I look forward to the next week with Moose and I can't wait to get more photos of this giant sweetheart. I'm sure that his owners will love all the pictures I give them and I hope that they will hire me again to look after him when needed. He really is such a treat.  

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This coming week I will be watching three dogs. One of them is a pair of two chihuahuas. The other one is a St.Bernard. The little yappers I'm not as excited about because I'm not a huge fan of those kinds of dogs. Usually, they tend to get on my nerves because they yap and nip a lot. No matter how many times you introduce yourself to them they still yap at you and try to make a statement. It's frustrating and honestly not my favorite thing in the world. But in terms of these little guys, they seem to be ok. The two dogs are Sophie and Tessa. Sophie is about three and she really wants to just be loved. She barks at first but once you get to her level and let her sniff you she will love you on instantly. Tessa is older so she really just wants to be alone. She doesn't like to be disturbed and just wants to do what she wants. I was told to let her do what she needs to and not really interfere otherwise. 

Those two are pretty simple. I just drop by for thirty minutes at a time and give them their food and water, let them out and go from there. Easy money, and easy instructions. 

The saint bernard, however, is a little bit more complicated. His name is Moose and he is about five years old. The couple that wants me to watch him is super sweet but also super worried fur parents. When I initially met Moose he barked once and immediately took to me petting him. The gentlemen were surprised by this and let me walk him to the doggy park. Moose has hip dysplasia and also has a ton of issues with the humidity which means....a lot of meds. Honestly, it's one of those situations where it makes me wonder why somebody would have a big like that in Florida. Moose gets itchy and red in his eyes and on his belly when it gets really humid so they have to give him Benadryl to help with his allergies. On top of that, the hip dysplasia is pretty bad. I can see it when he walks. He has a hard time moving around and I can see that it hurts him to move. Honestly, my heart goes out to Moose. He's only five and he is already in so much pain. 

I'm looking forward to Moose more than the other two but I am thankful to watch these pups. It gives me something to look forward to during the day and I get to actually take pictures of them. To me, that is so fun and I am so excited to get to see their personalities come alive. I find animals to be more fun than people. This week is going to be hectic but so worth it 

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These are two pieces I have had for some time and would appreciate saying goodbye to them. If you are interested please purchase them today and help me out. I really would appreciate any purchase as this year is looking to be an adventure in itself. I have so many exciting things coming and would appreciate the extra help. Thank you, guys. 

 
 
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****.This.****. 

I swear I am going to die. This is one of those viruses that I wish would just have skipped me. For four days now I have been sick as it gets and it is stressing my body out to the max. My watch says I am all over the place and that my sleep is ****. Almost literally. I'm getting up every few hours just to hack my brains out. Once I'm done with that, the congestion catches up with me and makes me feel like waterfalls are gonna come at any second. One day I'm super sick, the next day I'm kinda better and when I wake up for the next day I am back to being sick as it gets. It's frustrating and irritating. I literally wanna take this virus, stomp on it, beat it against a wall, and then throw it in a woodchipper. That way it would literally be nothing but ashes. 

Of course, this is one of those sicknesses that is going around in our area. It's pretty bad and when I was at work I literally had to apologize like crazy because after any orientation I would hack up everything and anything. I thought I would die at my job. 

-sigh- This just sucks. 

I hope everyone else is having a better time than me. I just want this to be over and done with. Hopefully, it will be officially gone in the next few days. For now though please try and stay away from this virus. It is not fun. 

I am now off to pump myself full of meds and hopefully keep myself on my feet. Literally. 

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Don't foooorrrgett to purchase some art pieces! All purchases help me in my future travels! 

So you know I am also going to Colombia In March! I am so excited!

 

 
 
 
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