Time before Preston

Bringing home a four-legged kid and being able to provide them the attention and TLC they need is a HUGE commitment. Mommy and Daddy waited more than 10 years before they felt they were ready. They are glad that they did.
The waiting wasn’t easy. During the years when they were longing for a dog, Mommy and Daddy brought home these “substitutes” to keep them company. Now that they have Preston, it doesn’t mean they forget about their other dogs…
Scottie pen holder.
Scottie Pen holder
IKEA hat rack
IKEA doggie hat rack
Junkyard™ Sculptures by YardBirds®
junkyard dog
There is no substitute for this…
Silly Face
One of the biggest challenges Mommy and Daddy face as dog owners is going on a trip without Preston. When living in California, Preston used to spend time with Uncle Allen or Mina & Milo when Mommy and Daddy were out of town. It wasn’t until they moved to Boston did they realize how hard it is to find a perfect sitter.
Just as Mommy was very worried and frustrated, Mommy’s friend Leesteffy (an awesome dog walker!) came to the rescue and found Preston that perfect someone, Catherine, who takes Preston to work with her (in a nice big house with a friendly dog!) and even let Preston sleep on her bed with her (yes, under the covers!). How great is that!
Mommy and Daddy are going on a trip without Preston again this week. As soon as Mommy took out Preston’s travel bag, he started whimpering.
After Mommy finished packing and set the bag down, Preston immediately started unpacking…
Preston's travel ba

11 Responses to Time before Preston

  1. oliver tate says:

    OMG preston! you are too cute. i wouldn’t want my mommy to go away without me either. i’m sure you’ll have tons of fun though sleeping under the covers. i love to sleep that way too! i hit mommy when it’s time for me to go under and go to sleep! have fun with your new friends!!!

  2. C.l.o.v.e.r. says:

    Aw Preston! You are so cute! It sounds like your parents have found you an awesome petsitter, and I am sure you will have a good time. They will be back before you know it!

  3. Mom and Dad have a hard time leaving me too. I secretly think they now plan their vacations around places they can take me too!

    We’ll be going with my two uncles, my aunt and my great uncle on an RV trip down the coast on the way to visit my grandma and grandpa. Grandma brags about me all the time so it’s about time she gets to see me in person!

  4. You are just too smart, Preston! It sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful time with Catherine!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Preston,

    You are so smart! I would be unpacking my bags too if it means I have to be away from the two people that means “life” to me! I honestly think that your Mommy and Daddy will miss you more than you miss them. That is something my Mama is concerned about too. Your petsitter will be great and your Mommy and Daddy will be home before you know it! Until their return, I’ll miss reading your posts!

    Have fun!

  6. Mr. Puggle says:

    Bon Voyage! Have fun! LOVE the junkyard sculpture. Very creative. Don’t worry about Preston’s unpacking, just means he loves you lots. 🙂

  7. Bruschi says:

    Oh Preston, this breaks mommy’s heart! She knows how hard it is for your Mommy to leave you, but she is so lucky to have found Catherine! You will have such a fun time with her, and before you know it, Mommy and Daddy will be back!! Big hugs to you and your humans!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  8. Poochy the Puggle says:

    Aw..Preston. I am sure your Mommy has found the right sitter for you. I wish you could stay with us in CA. 🙂 My parents are traveling together soon too and Mommy is having a hard time to leave me for boarding. I have never been boarded before. We’ll see.
    Try to have some fun, Preston. Sure your parents will be back before you know it!


  9. As we all eventually learn, there is no substitute. 🙂

  10. Ariel says:

    I do that too Preston! Snicker! Snicker! But I have to unpack human Granny’s bag cuz I have never been on a long trip yet. This summer we are heading to Cali. Have to go and see human Auntie’s new house. You are the cutest! Give Mommy a big lick from me Puggle Ariel ♥

  11. Way to let ’em know how you feel sweetie 😀