Hanging with Natick
Hi! Thanks for looking after my pup for me. She is very cute and her name is Natick. Here she is!
She shouldn't be a difficult dog to watch or hang out with, but there are some things you should know.
We have a yard and you can either choose to take her for a walk around the neighborhood or play with her in the yard. I'm fine with either - if you play with her in the yard (or my room) just try to keep her active. She can go to the bathroom in the yard as long as you pick it up. More on that below...
Okay, here is how to find her in my home.
My address is 22 Arlington Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Near the Nostrand A/C stop. It's a townhouse (no apartment number because we have the whole thing). Looking at it from the front, it looks like this. The lockbox (code 1918) with the keys is on the gate, but to get in you'll use those keys on the main door. So...
Then, once you have the keys, go up the stairs to the main door. There are two doors to open - we only lock the top lock on both of them. One key will open one door, the other the second door.
Please *lock* the doors when you enter, as they won't relock automatically (just the top locks, not the bottom ones - the bolt locks). If any of my roommates are around you can just explain you are there for Natick (Clayton's dog).
Once you are inside, go past the living room. There will then be two ways to get to Natick's room, which is downstairs. The first is the inside way. See the poster on the right with the tiger that says "Trust Me"? There are stairs going down there. Go down one flight and then go to your right.
Once you are in that (very short) hallway, just go through the door at the end of it and that's my room. Natick will be in there. Feel free to use the bathroom you pass by.
Natick will either be in a crate next to my bed, or in the office area at the back with a playpen separating her from the bedroom.
Okay, so hopefully you've found her.
By the way, the other way of getting to my room involves going straight through the door at the back of the kitchen (that you walked by on the main floor) to the outside, walking down the stairs, and then going inside on the ground level entrance.
In any case, the yard looks like this:
If you choose to stay and play in the yard: The first thing you should do is let Natick outside to relieve herself. I usually don't give her her toys until she does that. Once she goes pee, please give her a treat (found in the playpen/office on the chair) and say good girl. You'll find bags to pick up poop with in the office/playpen (there's a dispenser/holder on the wall). If she poops, please pick it up using a bag and put it in the trash can in the backyard under the stairs (it's a white trashcan). After that, you can just play with her out there! She has toys and things in her crate and playpen for you to use (she loves all her toys), as well as in the yard, and treats on the high rise chair in the playpen, or on the small metal shelf unit where her food is. The yard is fenced in, which is very helpful. You may have to carry her inside as she won't want to come back in. If she can play outside the whole time, that's great, but if she doesn't (or you are simply too cold!), playing with her in the office and/or bedroom is fine.
If you choose to go on a walk: She has a light blue harness and a red leash. They should be in the office (hopefully I remember to leave them in an obvious place! Likely on one of the chairs). Always walk with the harness. Then, go out through the main doors that you came in to go on the walk (you may need to carry her up the stairs). Please lock the doors when you head out. Natick is not amazing at walks yet - she can get distracted pretty easily or be stubborn. Sometimes she's really into it though. I would bring some treats to motivate her. She should go to the bathroom on the walk no problem. She is a puppy, so if you don't feel comfortable walking her because she doesn't know the ropes yet, I'm fine with you playing with her in the yard.
If she's supposed to be fed, I'll let you know and I'll leave the food out for you to add to her bowl.
After you are done, you can leave her in the office, just make sure the gate is closed.
Please lock the front doors when you leave and put the keys back in the lockbox. Thanks!
Let me know if you have any questions - 508-944-0151. Feel free to text/send pics/etc.