~My Work Load Just Got MUCH Bigger But I Don't Mind~

Jacksonville, Florida
May 26, 2017 11:44am CST
I was cleaning the house when there was a knock at the door. I looked out the window and saw it was the neighbor. When I opened the door she was in tears. =( She said her aunt is in hospice and she wants to see her one last time before she passes away. She asked if I could take care of her animals while they are gone for the weekend. She has 2 dogs and 4 cats. It's going to be a lot of work but I don't mind since I love helping whenever I can! So...this weekend I will be babysitting the 2 boys, taking care of my 5 children and 2 dogs, plus pet sitting 2 dogs and 4 cats!! Phew! I am going to be one busy woman! They need me to start caring for them tomorrow morning. Hopefully this goes well since I have never done pet sitting before! I'm sure I can do this...right?
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
26 May 17
Just think of all the calories that you will burn. I'm thinking that you could treat yourself to an ice cream right now... can you tell that its nearly lunch time!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@Hate2Iron Lol I will be treating myself to something after this weekend! Nah probably not going to treat myself. I just like helping. Lol I hope you find something good to eat for lunch!
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• United States
26 May 17
Wow you are going to be one busy lady this weekend but it's nice that you offered to help out in such sad circumstances. Do you have to take the pets into your house or do you just have to go to the neighbors and care for them there?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@Marilynda1225 Yes I am! The kids are going to go with me and help out so this should be fun for them as well. =) They will stay at their house. We just have to go there to feed/water and let them out.
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@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
26 May 17
So kind of you to help your neighbor. An inspiration you are, my friend!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@Corbin5 Thank you so much! =) I like being the person others can count on when they need help.
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@sugartoes (41954)
• Greencastle, Indiana
26 May 17
anyone that can take care of 5 kids like you do can whip this like the ace you are, so you have this in the bag don't stress over it, it's nothing you can't handle your a trooper.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@sugartoes Thank you so much! That's so sweet of you to say!
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@sugartoes (41954)
• Greencastle, Indiana
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies no I have been following you since face book with all you have been through on there & in my BOOK you have came out with FLYING colors through it all so this is no big deal for you PLUS you got help cause I know the kids wouldn't mind helping if you need it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@sugartoes Thank you, sometimes your inner strength kicks in and you just do what you have to do-as you know as well. =) I have just tried to keep my faith through it all.
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@andriaperry (56244)
• United States
26 May 17
Yes you can, I hve house sitting while taking car of my work and I have taken care of pets while others were gone.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@andriaperry Thanks, I know you are always crazy busy too!
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@andriaperry (56244)
• United States
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies People see it like that but I dont. I am sitting, adult sitting so I am actually sitting down. Now at home I am very busy. I feel weird with nothing to do, its like ... the world is ending or something
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@andriaperry I know the feeling, when I am doing nothing it doesn't feel right at all.
@NJChicaa (44865)
• United States
26 May 17
Of course you can!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@NJChicaa Thank you for having faith in me! =)
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@NJChicaa (44865)
• United States
27 May 17
@LovingMyBabies I have faith in you in many areas!
@jstory07 (69099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 May 17
Are the cat indoor or outdoor cats. Find out if they only want them in the house. Cats will also hide sometimes if they do not know you. See if they will let you pet them or not.' I used to watch a friend's cats when he was on the road. One always hid from me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@jstory07 They are inside and outside cats, she already told me that. They come in and out as they please.
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@jstory07 (69099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies That's good to know. We only let Patches out when we are out.
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@dodo19 (33307)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 May 17
Wow, you'll definitely be busy this weekend. It is nice of you to take care of your neighbour's pets.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@dodo19 Yes I will! Lol. Thanks I love helping when I can.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
26 May 17
You must be a very strong lady to be able to do all this.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@marlina Well thank you! I won't be babysitting after all now.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies Then, you might be able to have a lovely weekend.
• United States
26 May 17
Feeding the dogs and cats isn't really difficult and should not take much of your time. Is this the neighbor who yelled at you?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@Abbygreenhill Yeah I'm hoping it won't be too bad. No this isn't the same neighbor. I would have had to think about it more if it was the mean neighbor. Lol
• United States
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies ok I was just checking.
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• New Delhi, India
26 May 17
That is so sweet of you...good work
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@amitkokiladitya Thank you! =)
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• New Delhi, India
27 May 17
@LovingMyBabies I really appreciate it
@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
26 May 17
It shouldn't be a problem at all. You will be busy but it is nice that you were able to help her out.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@happy2beme Yeah I like helping when I can. =)
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@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
27 May 17
@LovingMyBabies hope the pet sitting is going good
@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
26 May 17
Are the pets staying at your house or are they staying at her house and you just going over to feed and water and walk them?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@JDaw1985 They are staying at their house because my one dog doesn't like other animals. I have to feed, water and walk them.
@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
26 May 17
@LovingMyBabies Well that is a good thing LOL then you do not have to worry about them all in your house LOL. I'm sure your kids will help you with them though. I am sure you will be fine with the extra work.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 May 17
I know she is distraught , but is she paying you to watch her animals?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@Leapea2417 No she didn't offer and I wouldn't ask. It's okay either way. =)
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
26 May 17
You can do it!. You are a wonderful and caring person. I'd have done the same.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@DianneN Thank you so much! I know you would have. =)
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@TRBRocks420 (81037)
• Banks, Oregon
26 May 17
That was nice of you and, I hope the furry kids will be well behaved.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@TRBRocks420 Thank you, I hope they behave as well.
@Kandae11 (40222)
26 May 17
I hope everything goes fine and I know you will do well. I can deal with children - but no pet sitting for me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@kandae11 Thank you, I hope so too! =) I have never pet sat before but hopefully i can handle this.
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
26 May 17
Of course you can....Happy busy time
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 May 17
@responsiveme Thank you! =)
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
28 May 17
I love your dog pic attached to post.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
28 May 17
A lot of times dogs and cats don't get along unless they are raised together.