Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday With Buster

I fully intended to do a second post on the Writers' Police Academy today.  Not too early though because I was babysitting my son's house first thing this morning, waiting for the construction guys that were doing some work for him.  While I was waiting, I starting worrying about his dog, Buster.




Buster is a crate trained dog.  He spends most of his days sleeping in a large crate while his family is at work and school.  But I thought it would be hard for him sitting in the crate while strangers wandered around his house...so I offered to take him home with me.

It should be simple.  I wanted to spend most of the day on the computer and he's used to sleeping all day; plus, I get a little lonesome in our empty house since we lost our Brandi last July.  My only concern was whether the smells of new "territory" would cause him to do what boy dogs do - so I knew I'd need to keep an eye on him.

One thing I didn't count on.  Buster is used to being in a closed house.  Allergies keep my son's windows closed up most of the year.  I'm a fresh air fiend.  The sounds and smells wafting in from outside had Buster all aquiver.  No much sleeping going on. 




Although our yard is fenced, I know from experience that a dog Buster's size, chasing a squirrel, will go over that fence like a track and field hurdle.  I could put him outside, but only if I went along to keep an eye on him.
 



It was actually kind of nice. A little nippy but with a big mug of hot tea and a library book I've been dying to finish - it made for a pleasant morning. 
 


Except, I didn't get that WPA post written.  So my post today goes to Buster. 

The workmen will be at my son's house for about a week.  Not sure what I'm going to do about tomorrow.




How about you?  Anything sidetrack your day today?

Groaner of the Day:  Dad was a scientist and he was moving the family - parents, kids, even the dog - to a remote cabin to complete his current wildlife study.  It took weeks to get there.  They traveled by plane, by train, by truck, and finally by boat.  It wasn't until they arrived that Mom noticed something had been lost in transit.  Yup, they were up the creek without a poodle.

24 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Buster is so cute he's worth the distraction! ☺ I'm playing catch-up on reading blogs, laundry, grocery shopping, and bible study. My kids are a good distraction. ☺ Happy Monday!

Maria Zannini said...

Buster is adorable! What kind of dog is he?

I'm glad you decided to take him while the workmen were there. Poor pooch. He probably thinks he's on vacation at your house.

He is a much welcomed distraction to you and to me. :)

Cate Masters said...

Aw, Buster's such a cutie! He reminds me of our old dog, a border collie but long haired.
Grandkids dominate my day every day! I live for nap time, lol

Angela Brown said...

There are things that are distractions and then there is Buster - a cutie pie who's having the best time ever.

I can wait for the WPA post, especially since Buster's having happy time.

Dru said...

LOL at groaner

LD Masterson said...

Larri - Hmmm, you were doing a lot of things I meant to do. Oh well, try again tomorrow.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - He really is a gem. I think his parents were a border collie and a springer spaniel but I'll have to ask my son to be sure.

He (Buster, not my son) has an obsessive focus when he's waiting for you to toss his ball. Fixes on it and doesn't move, no matter how long you hold it.

LD Masterson said...

Cate - Ah, I think one of his parents was a border collie but he didn't get the long coat.

I'm lucky on the grandkids - all in school now.

LD Masterson said...

Angela - As distractions go, he was a good one. Move on the WPA on Friday.

LD Masterson said...

Dru, I can always count on you.

Pidg said...

Oh he's so sweet. That last picture he looks so deeply grateful you broke him out :) I was completely waylaid by two sick kids today...Welcome Fall!

Lydia Kang said...

Buster is adorable! What a fun companion for a day.
As for me, I got sidetracked by reading Harry Potter aloud to my daughter...too much fun!

Mason Canyon said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day for both you and Buster. BTW, he's a adorable.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

mattleszczuk said...

Busters parents were a English Springer Spaniel and a collie. Both were pure purebreed, their meeting was not planned. But I do love the results LOL.

LD Masterson said...

Thanks Matt. Buster is lucky to have your guys as his family (or live in staff).

Thanks for the Follow, too.

LD Masterson said...

Pidg - Hope your kids are doing better today.

LD Masterson said...

Lydia - Reading is one of my favorite "sidetracks". Reading to the kids (or, in my case, grandkids) is best of all.

LD Masterson said...

Mason - Thanks. He is a cutey, isn't he? And the greatest personality imaginable.

Sarah Allen said...

Aw, what a beautiful doggie :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

LD Masterson said...

Thank you, Sarah. He's a cutie.

Sondrae Bennett said...

Oh my goodness. That dog is adorable. I love the picture of him rolling in the grass. It was nice of you to take him in while the workers are at your son's house. Hopefully the day was entertaining enough to make up for the distraction. :)

Liz Fichera said...

I.Love.Buster! Give him a smooch and a hug from me, okay? :)

LD Masterson said...

Sondrae - Thanks. Yeah, he is. And sometimes it nice to waste a day. (Until the next day when you're a day behind.)

LD Masterson said...

Liz - Will do. I never mind a little dog slobber.