October 25, 2010

White Dog and The Other White Dog were in a supervisory quandary. Both Jesse and Adam had arrived at the same time and both had important tasks that needed to be completed to the highest White Dog standards. Jesse was here to defloof the house and do some much needed general dusting, floor washing, vacuuming, and cleaning. Adam was here to look at the shower in my Studio, find out why the hot water no longer appeared, and fix the problem.

How could White Dog be two places at once? Was TOWD ready to solo as a supervisor? If so which task could she trust that he would oversee most thoroughly? Which would he make the best decisions on?

It was decided between them that Quinn would stay inside and keep a handle on the housekeeping tasks since he had seen it done many many times and was familiar with the routine. White Dog instructed him to see me if he thought there was a problem...or better yet, to come and get her for a second opinion.

White Dog wagged her "let's get started" to Adam and they headed out to the Studio. I saw the two of them walk down the driveway a couple of times to get tools from Adam's car, but otherwise all was quiet from the outbuilding. They came in after a while and WD hopped up on my chair to report that everything was once again functional. Adam filled in the details: the shower head had totally clogged with mineral deposits (the Studio is not part of the house water filter system) and the hot water heater valve needed some cleaning/adjustment.

Jesse still had a bit more work to do. Quinn had diligently made sure no hidden floof escaped detection and that all the dust bunnies were herded out so that the vacuum could suck them up. He was doing a fine job and objected when his sister wanted to take over. "You gave him the task," I reminded her. "Let's let him complete it without you micromanaging!" "I just was trying to help," she sulked. "Yes, but it is important that you give him this chance. Let's see what happens."

Jesse finished mopping and started putting things away. The Other White Dog carefully followed her from room to room taking one last look. Then he gave Jesse his head to pet. "Looks like an all's good to me," she laughed. White Dog quietly slipped around and looked before hopping up on the bed and feigning a nap.

After Jesse left, I went in to see her...and to give her a cookie as a reward. "Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to stand back and let go," I said, "good job!"


Teddy Bear said...

Way to be great supervisors today.:)

Teddy Bear

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that is great that White Dog was willing to let Quinn handle some of the work, and that even when she thought to take over, once it was pointed out to let him finish up she did that without much fuss. It shows they are both learning some things!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WhatevFUR would woo do without WD and TOWD?

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

Ginger Jasper said...

I think both WD's did a fabulous job and I also think Quinn has come so far.. Hugs GJ x

Sagira said...

I agree with everyone sounds like they both did a great job. Keep it up! :)

Sam said...

Sam usually just gives up and goes to take a nap.


TwoSpecialWires said...

The White Dogs can teach us a lot. Every day.

Thank you for being their voice.

Jake and Fergi and Family

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

Bravo to two great snoopervisors! What a busy day, and I trust you were both kindly rewarded with lots of yummy treats for all your hard work! Siku Marie, congrats for being able to let Quinn handle a chore by himself. It is hard, sometimes, to let go of that control, so good job!


Kari in WeHo said...

good supervising. BC watches up sweep up a BC sized fall of fur every day!