Thursday, December 31, 2015

I hadda turn left at Albuquoiky - Albuquerque, New Mexico


If Bugs had traveled earlier this week, he could ONLY have turned left at Albuquerque. I-40 east was closed altogether, so my choices were easier than Bugs'. 

I'm petsitting here in New Mexico's largest city; three dogs, two cats, and unnumbered finches are sharing their house with me.

Zip and Zelda
These guys are heelers (Australian cattle dogs), and if they detect me moving (unlikely), they attempt to gather me into a neat bundle. They're very social and sweet, and will choose a tile floor over their beds if it brings them closer to me.
Daisy
Daisy is ... I don't know Daisy's pedigree; she's about 90 pounds of OH MY GOD DON'T JUMP! Very sweet, thinks she's a Chihuahua. Spokesdog for the other two who goad her into climbing the stairs and waking me.



Widget
Widget is Sanskrit for "She Who Punishes Affection." You know that moment when you realize it's time to stop petting? She doesn't have that moment.

Yoda is elusive and camera-shy. An excellent black-and-white specimen.

I haven't taken pictures of the finches, because when I'm inside their aviary, I'm mostly thinking about getting out of their aviary. They're very cute, extraordinarily finchy, with birdlike toileting habits, and I'm just focusing on what they need from me so they can make their next nitrogenous deposit. There is an ingenious dinner theater situation here. The cats can dine (on kibble!), relax, and watch the show. Threatening behavior, like shouting "Show us your thighs, Two-Piece!" is discouraged, but not prohibited. 

I'll enjoy the house and critters for two more days, then I'll be on the loose.

Happy 2016 to you all. I'll be snuggled up here wishing I knew how to work the remote like I did two days ago, and listening to the ball drop in NYC. What will you do to usher out 2015?










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21 comments:

Evie said...

Glad you're in a warm place for the old years passing. And it looks like you have enough bed warmers to keep you company too.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Looks like a great gig... And a house keeper, too??? I need more of those jobs!!!

Good Luck Duck said...

I am all stocked up on warm-and-snuggly, Evie!

Cyndi, I kept thinking "I should stop her from cleaning that!" but then I relaxed into it. She wants to do her job like I want to do mine. Carry on!

our awesome travels said...

Sounds like you having frun, we watching the ball drop in Times square tonight, from California.

Good Luck Duck said...

Ooh, if I were in California, I could go to bed earlier!

Kimbopolo said...

I don't know about the rest of your readers but, at midnight tonight, I'll still be laughing over this post.

Good Luck Duck said...

LOL Kim! Thanks for that!

Contessa said...

We will bring in the New Year at the Plazuela Machado in Mazatlan with several hundred others.

Good Luck Duck said...

Exotic! And warm! (It's warm, right?)

Sondra said...

I will be in my favorite chair probably fast asleep by midnight!

Sherry said...

Boy your pet sitting skills have really gone far and wide if they know about you in Albefquerky. What ball? What New Year?

Good Luck Duck said...

I think it's a peculiar lifestyle that can move into someone's house for several days/weeks. Then, if you happen to also be trustworthy, competent, conscientious, AND like animals ... well, Albuquerque is the limit!

Good Luck Duck said...

Me, too, Sondra. Unless I make it to the bed.

Metamorphosis Lisa said...

Happy 2016 to you Roxi! I will probably be in bed by 10 as usual...I'll leave the crazy making to everyone else!

Good Luck Duck said...

Good plan, Lisa. The others have more crazy to offer than we seasoned folks do.

Gaelyn said...

Such a lovely group for company.

Happy New Year!

Good Luck Duck said...

Happy New Year, Gaelyn!

Karen Snyder said...

What a lovely group for a party! Happy New Year!!

Good Luck Duck said...

They completely enabled my early bedtime. "Go ahead, go to sleep. We will absolutely not climb on the bed when you're not looking."

Shadowmoss said...

Long time no quack. Everything okey dokey?

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks for checking! I was, in fact, sitting here giving insufficient thought to another post.

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