A California man thought dog sitting for his aunt would be a walk in the park — until he saw the detailed list of instructions she left for him.
"No carbs," Tommy Rios, 20, of Fresno, told InsideEdition.com. “I thought that was pretty funny. It’s not even a joke. She does eat pretty clean."
Rios said he was left in charge of his aunt’s 3-year-old Pomeranian, Pepper, while the rest of his family was on a five-day trip to Disneyland.
It was his first time dog sitting for her, so he was shocked when his aunt left him a two-page list of do’s and don’ts, including instructions of how he should play fetch with her, and what her different barks may mean.
“I go and read them, and I go, ‘Oh my god. This is so extra,’” Rios said. “I was shocked but not [that much]. I didn’t expect nothing less – my aunt loves that dog.”
He said Pepper was able to help his aunt Elaine through the death of her other Pomeranian, Puppie Luv, which died of cancer after 12 years.
“She’s had it since it was a baby, a puppy, and so she always took care of it and she loves it,” her nephew said.
Respecting his aunt’s wishes, Rios said he tried to follow the instructions to a T, making sure Pepper went to bed on time, and feeding her by the proper measurements.
Luckily, his aunt Elaine seemed satisfied by his job.
“I think I’m okay to dog sit again,” he joked. “I think she’ll let me.”