For those of us who love dogs, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Especially when the time comes to watch someone else's dogs.
Right now, we have four dogs at our home. And, since two of them don't always get along with each other, we've had to make sure we keep an eye on all of them to avoid any potential fights. That means removing food bowls, as well as toys, so that there are less things to fight over.
While dog sitting for someone can be a good deed, and in keeping the dogs from having to go to a boarding location, it does add stress on all the dogs involved. It throws off their normal routines, while adding a dimension of uncertainty. The uncertainty of if this is now a permanent change, of possible new habits, of new, if only temporary, routines.
But as much as I love all the furry friends in the home, having to feed, walk, and clean up after twice the number of pups I'm used to does take it's toll....and I'll be happy to get back to my normal routine soon as well!