Pet Sitting For Wally

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC BK659279 

Pet sitting for Wally

Meet Wally

This past week was very special, because we got to pet sit for "Wally" while his parents were on a well deserved cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. Wally is a white and brown Shih Tzu who loves visiting our house and of course is spoiled while he is with us.  His parents can relax knowing that he is being well cared for and loves being at our house.

We have not had pets of our own for several years.  After losing our beloved Max and Chloe we decided that we would wait awhile before we adopted another pet.  

We do, however, get a chance to pet sit for a few of our friends and family which we love to do, and of course we have our grand-dog Jacki O stay with us too.  We treasure those visits.

One of these days we will get another pet, but right now this arrangement works fine for us but I have to admit the house seems empty today.  Wally got picked up yesterday. 


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Comments (19)

Megan Marsh, Broker Associate
Daytona Beach Area Real Estate Full Service

Wally is so darn cute. Jacki misses you guys and loves to visit too. 

Jan 27, 2019 05:57 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hello Joyce:

It is hard when you have a living thing in your home and it leaves.  Whether it's a person or a pet, they emit a certain kind of emotional wavelength that is comforting, and there is an absence when they leave. It's like the spark has been removed from the room, and it feels empty.

Although I love living alone for the number of months that I do it.

Jan 27, 2019 06:33 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Would love a dog or cat but to many allergies in teh family

Jan 27, 2019 06:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida ,

Wally is so precious! I can see why you are feeling the house is a little empty without his presence!

Jan 27, 2019 07:23 PM
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

Pet sitting for family or friends gives both parties gives an emotional boost. Excitement for the ones who are getting the hands on entertainment. And when the pet goes home it usually is very excited to see their own family again. And the love shows.

Jan 27, 2019 07:51 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Animals fill an area of our lives that is hard to describe. Love my furbaby Huckleberry.

Jan 28, 2019 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'd happily pet sit for that adorable Wally, myself, Joyce. 

Jan 28, 2019 06:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Henri has been to a kennel when we leave. In fact he goes with us everywhere except overseas.

Jan 28, 2019 07:49 AM
Cara Palmer
Cara Palmer Blog - New Martinsville, WV
I manage my rental properties in WV

Wally is adorable!!!! I lost my sweet little Bella a few months ago, so I know how you feel losing your pets. We pet sit now too, my heart is still too broken to get another dog. I love pet sitting, sometimes it's hard to give the dog back after a weekend. Wally is lucky to have you.

Jan 28, 2019 05:16 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

We have cats, growing up I always had dogs, and our kids sometimes ask us to pet sit their dogs as well as their kids. Not sure who is more trouble and whowe miss more afterwards.

Jan 29, 2019 08:17 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Joyce, way too cute. I love that this little guy will not shed on the couch! Bonus!

Jan 29, 2019 09:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wally must have tempted you to purchase another pet.

He was lucky to have your as a pet sitter.

Jan 29, 2019 10:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joyce,  Diane believes when we lose a pet the reason that is because they want to make room for another one that needs our love and affection... with that said hope Wally will inspire you to get pets again, Endre

Jan 29, 2019 11:59 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a cutie he is...pets add such a wonderful energy to our homes, and provide such love and affection. I'm sure you are wonderful pet-sitters.  Good to know you also have a grand-dog who visits from time-to-time. :) 

Jan 30, 2019 07:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lucky Wally, something tells me he will be spoiled by you and how could you not spoil Wally.  Lucky you!


Jan 30, 2019 08:26 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Sure nice of you to take Wally for a few days. Hope he fills the bit of void you have for your lost guys, cheers cvc

Jan 30, 2019 08:43 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I see a new fur baby in your future !

Jan 30, 2019 07:19 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Joyce - isn't it nice to have a granddog.  We take care of our Beagle Granddog Sierra from time to time.

Jan 31, 2019 10:15 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Wally is a great looking dog Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida .  I too have done some dog sitting since mine have passed but I think this spring may be the time we will open our home to another dog.

Jan 31, 2019 01:24 PM