Sometimes, actually often enough, life is a comedy of errors. Pet sitting is such a passion for me incredibly fun and laced with loads of responsibility.
As a sitter we are not only looking out for the persons pet but we look out for their home & belongings as well. Everything that surrounds the pet.
Today was a day for picking up dogs (cause the cats wouldn't come) and romping in the park plus walking on a trail.
I choose to bring one of my very own dogs "Lady Bug" to help me out. We picked up Tess, Bandit, Bella & Marley at their homes & off to the park we went.
Now there is a method to the madness when you go on any kind of pet visit because you have a specific amount of time that you are being paid for in caring for each animal. So you create a route that is efficient in time & direction & hope that everyone cooperates getting in & out.
Now picture 5 happy dogs from medium to large having a great time running, chasing a Frisbee & ball plus scrambling for a drink of water which I always bring with me. Along with trying to be a studious Super, Duper, Pooper Scooper and keep them all out of trouble! Then practicing the recall with a treat waiting to reward them in coming back and to end the play time they all sit in front of me hoping for just that! God they are soooo cute when they do that.
OK now here comes (finally) the reason for this lament. I go on my route dropping each off at their homes with a hug goodbye till next time & I get to my very last one for the midday visits. Four flights of stairs we walk/ run up to get her home & I discover I have lost the purple gentle halter that matches the purple collar for her! Argh! Purple is hard to match & find in halters & we must always match. *grins* To add to this I had forgotten to take her back home with it yesterday leaving it in my car but brought it with me today!
OK I give her a hug until we meet again then back track the trail that we walked a mile on to find it which I did! Now ask me this. Did I go back up those four flights of stairs?????
Yours in Creating a Better Life,