A Puppy Play Date and Yellow Jacket Stings

Hi! It’s currently Friday morning as I type up this post and I’m ready for the weekend! How about you?

This week has been a busy one, with lots of laughter, a little bit of pain, and tons of dogs. That could actually just be the description of my life though, ha πŸ˜‰

Jimmy and I bought Malcolm a harness so he can hang out outside and go on walks and he is loving it. He has been constantly going to the door and ringing Mavis’ potty training bells to signal that he wants to go outside. Smart kitty!

Black cat with harness and leash outside

Mr. Malcolm visited the vet for his annual checkup last night and did great! We walked him down in his stroller, he got his shots, and the vet gave him a clean bill of health. We definitely got a few strange looks and comments because we had our cat in a stroller but I just tell people that’s what happens when you love your cat and don’t have children πŸ˜‰

Speaking of children, our fur child Mavis had another play date with her havanese friend yesterday! She met a few other dogs, too, and is beginning to come out of her shell since the attack. It makes my heart happy to see her playing around without a care in the world.

While Mavis was out on her play date, Lola got a special treat! I had a dog walker come and walk her while Mavis and I were out and about. I’ve used Wag a few times and have always had a great experience. The app is pretty neat, too. The dog walker notes when your dog uses the bathroom, and GPS tracks their walk. Most importantly, Lola was happy!

Wag dog walking

Today I am bringing Mavis to the vet for her next round of shots, working, and pet sitting. I am finally back in my pet sitting groove. When we brought Mavis home, I took a week off of pet sitting to help her adjust. Since then I have slowly been adding my regular clients back to my schedule. I’ve even added two new ones, which has been great!

I might also make a run to the store for some hydrocortisone cream because I am itchy. Jimmy and I had an interesting run in with yellow jackets yesterday and we are both in quite a bit of pain.

I filmed a vlog that followed Jimmy and I along our day of taking Malcolm to the vet, getting stung by yellow jackets, and more, so I’ll share that below!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We are having a little cookout with family tomorrow and I’m excited! We’re going to grill burgers since the weather is supposed to be nice here in Pittsburgh.

What are your plans for the weekend?
Have you ever been stung by wasps?



  1. The puppy play date…so dang cute! I feel like people gave you funny looks for having Malcolm in a stroller because they were expecting a child and saw a cat instead haha. It would’ve made me laugh at it.

  2. I haven’t been stung by wasps in years, but I used to a lot as a kid. They seem to hang around playgrounds a lot and make holes and nests in the equipment. Yuck! The pics of the dogs are cute and that looks like an awesome app for those who walk or take care of animals. Great way to give a report to the owners!

    1. I know what you mean about wasps on playgrounds! I used to go to an all wooden playground and it was a haven for bees and wasps, ha!

      I love the little report from Wag! It’s one of my favorite things about the app πŸ™‚

  3. So glad you took Malcolm in the stroller! I just love that. And awesome that he is enjoying his harness too.

    I’m also really happy to read that Mavis is coming out of her shell and getting more comfortable around dogs after the incident. What a good girl she is!

  4. I like that dog walking app! Maybe I should use it for myself… πŸ˜‰ Poop? Peed? Happy? Check, check, check! I hope you feel better soon, stings are not fun 😦

  5. your pets are adorable!! I had a busy weekend reuniting with some old friends in NYC:)
    Wasp stings are the worst! they’re so, so painful! feel better!

  6. Haven’t even been stung by bees, so wasps sounds even more scary! I’ve seen ads for the Wag app and have been curious about it since, even though I don’t have a dog lol

  7. So many cute dogs in this video! The Havenese made me smile because we nearly adopted one of those! They are such cuties. And I love that you guys have a stroller for Malcolm! That’s awesome. Totally something we would have done with Oreo if he didn’t love walks so much already. I kept telling Christopher that we needed to put Oreo in a baby carrier, haha!

    Oh no! I hate that you guys both got stung! Yellow Jackets are rough! We’ve both been stung before while doing house stuff outdoors, but the worst was when a wasp got Christopher while he was on a ladder painting the second story of our house! I’m SO thankful he didn’t fall off the ladder when it happened! Hope the stings are healing quickly!

    1. Aww, so cute to hear you almost adopted a Havenese! The one I pet sit is such a wonderful puppy! I can totally see you walking around with Oreo in a baby carrier, haha!!

      How scary that Christopher got stung while on a ladder. YIKES!! So glad he didn’t fall off!

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