Crystal Thanks for visiting! My name is Crystal and I proudly live in the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of Houston, TX with my husband and our very own Mr. Pug. Hope to see you in the comments soon!

Winni and Clover – Pet Sitting at Its Best

Winni and Clover were gems!  These two cuties, a Golden Retriever and a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix, were perfect sweeties and even fun to walk even though I suspect they don’t each weigh much less than me, lol.  A nice lady driving out of their neighborhood even stopped her truck to blow kisses to Clover and make lovey faces.  :-D  Gotta love the big girls, right?!


She was hard to catch on camera, lol.


A Rottweiler/German Shepherd apparently can mix into a complete sweetie pie.

Daisy – My First SMART Adoption Success

My husband and I fostered Daisy for A SMART Rescue from March 6, 2014 through today, April 5, 2014.

She started out abandoned in a gated lot with feral cats, and now she’s now in her forever home with a great family.  :-D

It is hard to bond and say goodbye, but we feel good knowing that we . . . → Read More: Daisy – My First SMART Adoption Success

Pendek and Zim – Pet Sitting Silliness

Pendek and Zim were a recent set of amazing animals that I watched over for 12 days while their parents were having fun abroad.  Check out the silliness that we got up to!

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The Foxy Shiba Inu’s – Pet Sitting for the Win

Check out these foxy, Shiba Inu’s!  They live near me and just needed someone to let them out to do their thang.  ;-)

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Buster the Awesome – Pet Sitting Success

I spent last week with a very mellow big boy, Buster, a Bernese Mountain Dog / Australian Shepherd mix.  He and I had a great 5 days at his house.  Lots of walks and using him as a pillow.  He did use his big eyes to attempt to get some scraps from me, but we stuck . . . → Read More: Buster the Awesome – Pet Sitting Success

Bubbly Boxers – Recent Pet Sitting Success

Last week, I watched the two cuties below for 3 days.  I forgot how energetic young dogs could be, lol.  It ended up working out well and I hope I get to see them again!  Next time, I will make sure to sleep more so I can keep up even better.  ;-)

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Pet Sitting Checklist

Pet Sitting Checklist

Does your pet get along with small dogs?
Is he/she aggressive towards anything?
Is your pet skittish around a certain gender, age, race?
Is your pet up to date with all of their vaccinations?
Does your pet have any medical issues?  Medications?
Your vet’s name and address?
Emergency contact info?
Is your pet potty trained?
Is your pet kennel trained?  Specifically, is . . . → Read More: Pet Sitting Checklist

Goodbye Miss Doxie

We had to say goodbye to Miss Doxie on February 13, 2014.  She had been declining for about 6 months, but she pretty much decided to end it by flying from the couch and directly into the coffee table the week before.  She had been using doggy stairs for years, so it came as a surprise…

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Medicine Routines

I have been getting lazy with Mr. Pug’s medicine routine and am trying to get back on track.  It’s nice to have a healthy Pug and I don’t want to fall back into bad habits.

Here’s the schedule I just made for myself (again):


Put a steroid pill (Prednisone) in his morning food.
Put in eye drops at night.

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What to do with Your Pets When It is Freezing Outside

It has been 19-25 degrees around Houston, TX at night lately and I have seen some pets still suffering around town.

Here are some ideas on what to do with your pets when it is feezing outside:
1.  Bring them inside for the nights at least.
2.  Actually get sweaters for the breeds that were not made for the . . . → Read More: What to do with Your Pets When It is Freezing Outside