House Sitting, Pet sitting, UK

Cookie – a gorgeous wee Jug

We stayed on in Edinburgh for a 2nd house sit during July looking after the delightful, and tiny, ‘Cookie’. She is a 4 year old JUG  (Jack Russell x Pug) and a tiny girl that has her bed set-up at the front window.

She’s an excellent guard dog as anyone who walks up to the front door will get the ‘full force’ of her barking and for a little dog she makes a lot of noise – she particularly dislikes the postman!

We are sitting for 12 days in a comfortable 3 bedroom flat for an Australian family in Marchmont. A charming suburb very close to a Parkland called The Meadows and walking distance to the city centre .

Cookie – don’t let those sweet looks fool you – she’s a noisy guard dog.

Cookie loved her food. As soon as you get up in the morning she’s in the kitchen waiting for her breakfast and by late afternoon she will be at the same spot, prompting you, just in case you may have forgotten.

Cookie’s exercise requirements were two walks a day, but she was spoilt with three walks each day. We went on many long walks including up to Blackford Hill which has amazing views of Edinburgh. I can’t believe we lived in Edinburgh for 8 years and never went to this place.

Jacqueline and Cookie enjoying the view over Edinburgh from Blackford Hill

At bedtime Cookie was a little ‘cheeky’. We would close the door to the lounge room (where she slept) and within 15 minutes she’d force the door open and be in our bedroom! We would send Cookie back to the lounge room, but do wonder if she stayed there all night.

Glenn’s nightly companion watching the TV

Our 12 days here passed too quickly and it was soon time to leave. Being late July we could see all the preparations being made for the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival along with the increasing number of tourists. We love this city and look forward to returning to see Cookie and her family again in the future.

Until next time……

What the home owners said – “ ..But the best thing of all about our experience was coming home from our long trip to a very happy and well exercised dog (who according to the neighbors was very regularly seen out on walks) as well as a sparkling clean home. I’ve never seen our place so clean! (They even cleaned our daughters’ bedrooms which they didn’t even use!) As an extra touch they also made sure we had fresh bread, milk, eggs and even strawberries and pancakes for our girls’ breakfast…. wow! …”

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