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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Adventures in Christmas Babysitting

No snow for us this Christmas.

The warm temperatures felt more like March than December.

Cousin Wrigley and the Grand-Peeps drove down from the north woods in Wisconsin to spend Christmas with us. 

While the peeps finished up last minute shopping, we took my sissy for a Christmas Eve walk to the park.

No explanation needed.

What's your hurry, sister?

We were NOT allowed on the playground and had to snoopervise from the sidewalk! 

Sleeping on the job ...babysitting is hard.

Special Note: My friend Tucker is trying to help a precious little dog named Scout get a second chance in life. Please check out his post for more information and a chance to win super cool prizes.


  1. Dude, I seriously feels fur ya. I knows what it is likes to babysit little girls...especially when they is on a sugar high from da holiday candy. I don't thinks I has evers been so tired in my life.

    Nice of you to NOT break da NO DOGGIES allowed ordinance...though I would haves ...hehehehehe!

    Glad ya'll is getting to spend time withs da Grandpeeps.


  2. I hope you got paid an extra cheeseburger for all your hard work...

  3. It looks like you were very tired out after all that walking, supervising and babysitting. :)

  4. Morning handsome little friend...seeing you walk on grass in your new 'hood with your pretty little sister warmed our hearts...and FYI you look most handsome in Red.

    The good looks gene runs in your family...Wrigley is quite a hunk too,
    Hugs from your BFFF,

  5. No snow here either, and we don't even get those lovely sweaters!

  6. Babysitting is hard work, but it looks like you did a great job Pip!!

  7. Pip, you are lucky to get to walk your little sissy. We haven't been able to walk Mom is such a long time. Uncle Wrigley is looking good. Looks like you two got all tuckered out from that walk.

    We hope Scout is able to get the help he needs, we pitched in a little too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. That babysitting is definately hard word for sure. But at least you had a nice comfy couch to rest on afterwards. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  9. we feel your pain mr pip we have twins that we have to babysit sometimes, good thing there is two of us, esp when those little ones get jacked up on sugar and then try to walk you, its more like being dragged! you did a fine job. your little girl seems very cute.

  10. What does a job like that pay? Sure looks like you did a great job. You would had to to be that tired.

  11. It's tough babysitting. But a least you got to do it in your groovy red sweater! Great picture on the couch! The snow will come. We got ours!

  12. Da best pawt about babysittin is all da food dat gets dropped on da floor! When we's babysit for da always gains bout 87 pounds.

  13. Wow Pip, babysitting sure looks fun! I really like your red sweater too!


  14. What a great Christmas you had with friends and family! And how sweet of you to take your human sis for a walk!

    Also, we really appreciate you spreading the word about Scout. This is a tough time of year for donations, I know, but I'm feeling a little discouraged! :(

  15. Wha-? No dogs allowed on the playground?! Everybody knows that cats are the ones who pee in the sandbox!

    I was babysitting the weekend before Christmas, and it really was exhausting! I feel for you, Pip!


  16. Ooch. Babysitting is SUPER scary! When little beans came to the house, WE RAN for our lives and hid behind the washing machine. We were baaaddd babysitters.

    Just us, Cosmo and Ling

  17. You did fantastic Pip and you might have a new career!!!

  18. Furst Christmas in your New HOME, Uncle Wrigley ... the GRAND Peeps.. and sweet Madeline.. OH PIP.. I do with I could have been there with you. I am SURE that it was all WAY more FUN than anybuddy could ever imagine. SIGH You lucky GUY you.

  19. Hey Pip!
    Wow, you look so handsome in your red sweater! Great outfit for walkies. Very cute kidlet, but they sure have lots of energy. Looks like she wore you out! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  20. I has nefur had to babysit coz when I see childruns it be fur a few minits to get skritches and that's it but OMD, it sure duss look like lots of werk when you has to watch them fur longer, even with your cuzzin helping.

  21. Good thing you and Wrigley had that couch to crash on after your busy day!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  22. Its VERY hard work

    Stop on by for a visit

  23. Babysitting is hard work, but you and Cousin Wrigley did a great job. Good thing the grand-peeps were there, so you could take a nap. BOL

    The silvers and more

  24. Pip, you just look so pawsome in your red sweater. What a great kid sitter you are! Wrigley is adorable too. I bet you had a great time together and enjoyed your much needed rest. Happy holidays.

  25. Kids are hard work. A never ending job. And you didn't even get to on the playground??? Poor Pip!!

  26. It looks like you and Wrigley did a great job babysitting your little sister. I didn't have babysitters very often as a kid but the ones I did have, never took me out to the park! Hmph!

    Sorry you couldn't play in the park. That's totally no fairs!

  27. It was weird not having any snow on Christmas, wasn't it? Mama says she doesn't want it to snow because she slips and slides all over when she takes us for walks. But we miss playing in it!

  28. What fun to go for a walk with the little bean. Hope you had a great Christmas Pip. We love your sweater. We will go visit your friend.

  29. Sure does look to me like you hads a pawsome Christmas there Pip! I don't know bout little peep sittin but I do know lots bout Big peep sittin! BOL

    I say you should have gone in the park, sheesh you 2 was the ones little peep sittin!

    woos, Tessa

  30. Pip,

    We didn't have any snow for Christmas either. :( Snoopervising two-leggers is very hard work, you and Cousin Wrigley deserved that nap!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS You look very handsome in your red sweater!

  31. You must be a super duper babysitter, taking sister for a walk, and snoopervising at the park. I hope you curled up with her for a nap afterwards.

  32. Good thing Wrigley was there to help you with babysitting duties! That's a tough job!

  33. Babysitting is hard! Hope you both got paid in cheeseburgers.


  34. you must be exhausted from all that snoopervising
    Benny & Lily

  35. Hi Pippy
    You must be exhaugsted after all that hard work! But I can see you did a great job!
    I love your red sweater! You look so cute!

  36. Pip...I love your sweater. You look like a very responsible babysitter.

  37. No snow here either!!! We do love your sweaters Pip!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  38. Hi Pip, wow we must be a bit behind the eight ball cause we didn't realise you had a sweet little sissy. Bet she's good for snuggling with. Great walk, but even better seeing you on your new couch. See ya little friend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  39. What great pictures of your walk.... and I love your red sweater...

    Have a super day.

    pawhugs, Max

  40. Looks like you're doing an excellent job as babysitter!

  41. Happy Holidays, Pip and family!! Your babysitting skill is great and now our mom wants you to come! :) :)

    Your friends,
    Momo & Pinot

  42. You did an excellent job babysitting! And we like your winter coats. Meow! Wishing you a treatfilled and Happy New Year.

  43. I LUV your bright red sweater Pip! You are looking very dapper my furiend :D

    Good job on the babysitting! So glad you had a couch to rest on after all that hard work!

    Waggin at ya,

  44. You guys sure look cute in your sweaters. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. :)


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