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What Should Chet Do?

What should Chet do?

  • Do nothing.

    Votes: 3 8.1%
  • Go take care of the dogs, and sit there watching cable and playing on cyburbia

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • Go take care of the dogs, but you're free to go out for cocktails

    Votes: 7 18.9%
  • Go take care of the dogs, but you're getting back in the dating pool take it slow big fella

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • Go take care of the dogs, but your free to have a 1 niter just not at her house

    Votes: 6 16.2%
  • Go take care of the dogs, all bets are off, boink boink boink

    Votes: 11 29.7%

  • Total voters
    37
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Chet

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The scenario:

I get along very well with my ex, and she recently took a job near Madison and moved away. Now, she suddenly has to go out of town for work, and has asked me to stay at her place to take care of the two dogs that she took custody of. The dogs rock, so what should Chet do....

EDIT: This is advisory only. I am not bound by Cyburbia Common Law TM
 

Mud Princess

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How long is she going to be out of town? I don't see any problem with staying at her house and taking care of the dogs -- pets are always more comfortable in their own environment. Just respect her place, like you would if you were staying at any friend's home.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Chet said:
The scenario:

I get along very well with my ex, and she recently took a job near Madison and moved away. Now, she suddenly has to go out of town for work, and has asked me to stay at her place to take care of the two dogs that she took custody of. The dogs rock, so what should Chet do....

EDIT: This is advisory only. I am not bound by Cyburbia Common Law TM
-Stay AWAYYYY. She's not going away, she'll be waiting for you in her bedroom!!

Madison WI? Dude stay away from this one, come on how hard is it to get a dog sitter in Madison? This proposition sounds fishy. But if the dogs rock you'd better get out the Megadeth.
 

JNA

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Just an options

Can you take the dogs back home with you?
Have the dogs spent time in your home? fenced backyard?
What about job flex time to let the dogs out mid day?
 

Chet

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JNA said:
Just an options

Can you take the dogs back home with you?
Have the dogs spent time in your home? fenced backyard?
What about job flex time to let the dogs out mid day?
OK clarification is due.

She REALLY is leaving town Fri-Sun. It really is for work. She is 2/3 the way to Madison making a club / bar trip possible as long as I stay responsible. (Besides, with her gone bail would be a beyotch!)

The last poll options were meant to be jokes, thus the "I am not bound to your dcision as I know "certain moderators" that might rig the poll. LOL

And yes, they are Megadeth dogs...




NOT!!
 

Dan

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As long as you two are still on good terms, I'd watch the dogs. Good karma.

When WOULDN"T I watch dogs? When it's a LJBFthat uses me for errands, handyman work, moving, and so on.
 

Cardinal

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One of the past GF's always sat for friends' dogs when they went away. (Some were lesbians, BTW.) I used to get to walk the dogs (fun) and then get a little nookie too (more fun). Since this is Cyburbia, I had better clarify - the nookie was from the girlfriend, not the dogs or the lesbians.

Take care of the kids. They will love to spend some quality time with you. Go out to the Madison bars Friday and/or Saturday. If you hook up, go for it. The ex will never know and the dogs will never tell.
 

Rem

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I have no experience with ex wives, ex girlfriends, dog sitting, one night stands, cocktail bar pick ups, and my lesbian experience is irrelevant to this question. Being spectacularly unqualified to have an opinion on this matter I think it only right that I do.

If you like the dogs you should look after them. If you get lucky - go to her place not the ex's. If the pick up has no place to take you, at least change the sheets or carpet or whatever other soft furnishings are involved. Or stay in and drink everything she has in the house (the advice about the soft furnishings would probably be relevant to this course of action as well).

BTW - I'm the 1 vote for 'be careful big fella'.
 

Jeff

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Watch the dogs and get some loving upon her return.

It would be even cooler if you had a pack of wild lesbians in the house when she got back.
 

PlannerGirl

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Watch the dogs, your still the doggie daddy. My ex's over time have wanted to stay invovled in my dogs lives and its been good for the dogs-male bonding time etc.

ok i take my dogs too serious i know this.
 

Tranplanner

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Yeah - watch the little fellers. As Dan said, it's good karma. It's when your ex starts asking you to start doing home repairs that ya gotta be careful...
 

NHPlanner

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Same as Dan and Tran. Dogsitting OK. Residing the house, NO.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Since your going to be in Madison, I would like to suggest the INFERNO on a saturday night :) It just might be a REALLY interesting experience :) If you see a perky chick with blue hair wearing all black, she goes by the name of "Q" :)
 

mendelman

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Do it, but go out for cocktails!!

The dogs look like they could take care of themselves for an evening. Go have drinks with some chicas at the Madi. bars.

Also, be sure to eat/drink some, if not all, of the good stuff at your ex's house. You were married to her, so you should know her hiding places ;-)
 

martini

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Take care of the pooches. Of course its good karma. They're kinda yours anyways. THEN go out ofn the town, find a hottie or two(or three, hell a whole bunch!) and tell them your filming for 'girls gone wild' and post the resulting video here for us!
 

Richmond Jake

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This looks like trouble to me. Stay home...drink alone, all by yourself, with nobody else.
 

Chet

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Repo Man said:
Watch the dogs, drink all of the beer in the house as repayment.
LOL She's buying a case of beer for me to have there too.
 

Gedunker

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Chet said:
LOL She's buying a case of beer for me to have there too.
Well, that's a start. Unless it is Milwaukee's Finest, in which case, the dogs should be poochnapped, IMO.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Chet said:
LOL She's buying a case of beer for me to have there too.
Hummmm, this sounds kind of fishy. Maybe she planning to get you drunk, and when your not looking, she'll slip a roofie into your drink and take advantage of you.....unless your ok with that:b:
 

Jeff

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You could use them as the bouncers?

Keep ex away from her house.
 

tsc

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it seems like taking care of the dogs isnt the question.....it's what are you going to do while you are taking care of the hounds
 

Trail Nazi

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Watch the beasts and have some nice tasty adult beverages.

I know you said that you are getting along well, (this is something evil I would do to even some of my good friends that I get along with - good thing ZG never asked me to animal sit) but just for fun, switch out her video tapes or dvds with porn. Leave the tapes in their original packaging and then slip the other ones in their cases. Could make for lots of fun if she entertains later. ;)
 
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