Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NYC and City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 381 ~ Colorful Birds

I went to NYC last week, to see little Alfie Coconut....


he is as cute as can be, I spent a lot of time at Dolce's apartment with Alfie while Dolce is at work, he sure is happy that I am there.

We stay at a hotel on the upper west side, just a few steps from The Dakota....


The Dakota Apartments is famous as the home of the John Lennon from 1973 to his murder outside the building in 1980.

I also went to the Strawberry Fields in Central Park, it was named after the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever written by John Lennon.


This time we used a pet sitter for Papi recommended by our neighbor Bob. It didn't turn out well, it really DIDN"T!!!!!

My poor baby...


Well, Bob uses Joy, the pet sitter when he travels, which is not very often, he only has good things to say about Joy, so we didn't even hesitate, we called Joy a few days before our trip and she said OK right away, when she arrived, we told her that we don't wear shoes at home, so she did take off her shoes. And she also told us that she doesn't want to use our alarm system, well, she will be the one staying in our house for 4 days while we are gone, so we leave it to her. What she didn't know is that we have a pet cube, a pet camera where I used to see Papi while I am not at home with him, and for the kids when they want to see Papi too. It shocked me to death when the first thing I saw Wednesday morning, I saw Joy pushes Papi real hard when he stand up and watch her prepared her food, and then Papi was very scared..............

video

My heart was bleeding when I saw that, sop sop....

And that is no all, she wore her shoes around the house, and worst thing is, she invited different people to our house at least 4 different times. WHAT ON EARTH IS SHE THINKING?????? Not only she wore her shoes, all her friends walk on our clean carpet with their shoes on, Oh my, I was about to explode, we keep our house very clean, and then someone who supposed to pet sit and house sit (we didn't really need a house sitter), but this is what she does, she stay over when she pet sit.
She also lied to me that Papi eats well, I know my dog, and I watched from the video that Papi's bowl is full as she texted me and said:" Papi did very well, he finished all his food and I filled it up again, and then he ate it all up again" What a lier!
When we came home, we said nothing, we just pay her and hope she get out as soon as possible, everything just feels very different for both of us, we both feel that the house is very dirty, and that we were violated. Later, we found out that at least two of the people that came over was someone who stay two houses away, we have not talk to this couple because DH said when we first move to Vegas, he tried to say hello to them but they didn't response, and then 7 years went by, we don't really see them out of the house much, in fact, I don't even know how they look like. How would you feel that a neighbor that whom you have not really "met" or know, come into your house and have a house tour when you are not home, who invited them? who give them the right to come into our house knowing that we are not home? I just want to YELL OUT LOUD....... what is going on????????

SIGH...........

First thing we do the next morning is to change all our locks on the doors.
When you have someone at your house for a few days, and then found out that is one that cannot be trusted, and invited different people who you do not know to your house as if that is HER house, this is the least we can do!

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I better talk about happy things or I will explode!

This week at....



The theme is Colorful Birds, check out challenge details HERE!


Since it is holiday cards, I try to make a few more, with different patterned paper...



The stamps I used is a set called Song Bird by Papertrey Ink


Hope you could join in the fun this week at....









16 comments:

Adam said...

You only can wonder how lonely dogs can get when people are at work. Only so long they can nap

Sylvia said...

Oh how crazy, but next time get a licensed pet sitter, my daughter has one and they are good...just the opposite of yours...so sorry for Papi...Kirsty we are trusting people and sometimes learn the hard way. So, so sorry!
I love your notes...those birds are so cute! Have a better week...looks like your New York trip was good though. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! How HORRIBLE!! :( Poor Papi :( I am glad you changed the locks!!! And I do love your cards!! They are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

How horrifying for you! I'm so sorry for you and Papi. It's good that you filmed them so you knew what happened. Your song birds are beautiful, Kirsty!

Mac Mable said...

Such cute cards. I am shocked too and you must be so mad...I can understand about a clean house etc, you must feel violated and they have taken advantage of you, totally not accepted. Sorry for you cute Alfie too x

Greta said...

What fun Christmas cards, Kirsty--the birds are beautiful! Oh I cannot even imagine what happened at your house! Makes me cry--so awful for all of you. We hate having to leave Fritz at our vet, but at least we can trust them. That little Alfie Coconut is so darling!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm crying for you Kirsty but I would not have been as gracious as you... NO WAY!! That horrible person would have paid for what they did! I'm glad you are home and able to give Papi the love he deserves...
On a happy note - I LOVE your cards! Beautiful clean and colourful! You take care my friend...

Lucille K said...

Just love your pretty, pastel bird cards :) You're home now and your little doggy is safe. Please give him a hug for me.

Marina said...

What a horrible experience - I hope you will all soon be able to feel recovered from this.
Your colourful birds are so pretty.

Tieva Design said...

Those pastel birds so much, very christmassy...

Hope you all are safe!!!
Gabi

Diane said...

Oh Kristy what a nightmare your pet sitter sounds like. I am glad you are home and your little dog is fine.

Your colorful birds are just delightful.

Hugs Diane

Andie Miller said...

I was so sorry to read about Papi's unfortunate adventure and the violation of your privacy. We've had similiar, though not exactly the same, experiences with inviting folks into our house to dog sit. It is one of the reasons my husband is set on waiting to get another dog - so we don't have to deal with someone dog sitting when we want to go out of town!

Either way, your cards are lovely - you've a nice start on Christmas cards at this point. Yay you!

Elborgi said...

wonderful pictures- wonderful card!

Elma

Audrey Pettit said...

I love your songbird cards, Kirsty! They are beautiful! But I am so sorry about your pet sitting guest..... I would be furious, too!

Tracy said...

My heart aches for you and the betrayal that was exposed. Poor Papi. Your cards are lovely though. The little birds are so cheerful. Hope you are feeling more settled now that some time has passed. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your sweet birdie cards but hated your story. You are lucky you had all of the cameras or you might have used her again. WOW! Change the locks as soon as you can!