Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Misery Loves Company




Poor me.
Can you imagine having
to house-sit
two dogs and two teens 
for two days
in this location?

I am feeling so very sorry for myself.


This is Harley,  one of the sweetie pie fur-balls.




The kids are practically perfect --
sweet, mannerly and grateful...
the dogs are these lovable four-legged fur-balls of affection,
and the weather is 85 degrees today.




The park-like setting where the pups frolic.



I guess I will have to 
force
myself to sit by the pool.
Oh dear.
What's a girl to do?





.


Poor me, as I said.

Anyone care to join me 
in my misery? 

;D




(Oh my heavens..... went to pick the kids up at
school and realized later there was a dead chipmunk in the pool.
If you look at the first photo.... you can see poor
old Alvin floating there! )

25 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

Divine Tragedy...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

ooooh no, we had that problem too, and we had to lay a barrier down of brick pavers around the parameter of the pool to detour them. Looks kinda silly, but no dead critters.
I'd love to come hang out, sounds like a fun few days! xoxo D

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I want to go and keep your MISERY company, Alyson, what fun we would have, you don't know!! LOL!
FABBY

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, my!!!! I was saying poor poor you and then the chipmunk comment made me say ewwwwww! Did you float with him???? Cracking up here!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Very funny - well, not for the chipmunk! What an amazing place to stay. And little Harley is too cute!
-Shelley

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I do hope you survive that ordeal...

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Alison,
Sorry about the chipmunck:( Have fun babysitting, and I'll be right up!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

You'd better get out of that house of horrors pronto! There's no telling who's next...

Kelly said...

That is hysterical! Maybe I shouldn't laugh about a dead animal but when you named him Alvin it suddenly became funny! I don't feel sorry for you btw. Looks like you're gonna have a good day. I think I will share pics of my dog soon. He keeps me company when everyone is gone during the day.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm on my way to help you through the terrbible suffering you must be doing. lol.... What a beautiful place to sit and watch darling children and the cute pups... I'm so sorry about Alvin, did you take hime out?.. hugs ~lynne~

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That was funny!! Oh well, small price to pay for pool sitting!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Bless your heart! I think I really should come and help you out! I mean, what are blog friends for anyway??

I thought Alvin was just taking a dip! LOL

Lou Cinda

Miss Kitty said...

ALLLLLLLVIIIIIINNNN! (That's my Dave the Chimpmunk's manager impersonation).

Designs By Pinky said...

AWWW, poor Alvin!!! I would come sit by your side in a SECOND and love those little fur balls and the kids! I am VERY lucky in that I am going to the BEACH tomorrow for one night overnight to see my sister! I ahven't seen her in a year (since the wedding). Tomorrow is supposed to be 86 so perfect for the beach! A big cool down coming Fri. and Sat! Fall is on it's way. Have FUN!!!! XO, Pinky

Debi@7Gates said...

Yea, the dog looks like he is going to have a terrible time too! The squirrel had such a terrible time he choked and died, belly-up. Have a fun time.

Babs said...

Alison, I can see you must have had an awful time babysitting... you poor thing. giggle. Too bad about 'Alvin'..eeeuuuuu. Oh, I keep meaning to ask you. Did you find out any more about the folly. I remember you're seeing it but not anything else. Did I miss a post?
Hugs,
Babs

Custom Comforts said...

That is too funny. I'd love to join you in your misery ~ it looks absolutely grand ~ just like a spa.
Cindy

A Toile Tale said...

You are so funny. This Alvin post is perfect for BNOTP's blooper post party she hosts every January.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Elizabeth said...

I hope you have a wonderful relaxing mini break. Enjoy the pups and the pool.

So sorry about the little critter.

Sue said...

We've had a duck and a turtle in our pool so I can relate - not so fun. But, there is something to sitting poolside that just can't be beat!! Enjoy!!

Red Rose Alley said...

It doesn't get much better than that, does it? Happy week to you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thanks so much for all your comments! I should have thrown a big blogging gals swim party!
Next time... I will get approval first and then have you all over for some poolside girly time!

xoxox
Alison

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Oh my, its such a tough life! Enjoy! x Sharon

Sarah Kate said...

Oh yes, life is hard, isn't it? ;o)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, I was really jealous until you mentioned the dead chipmunk!