Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Can we play some games on your computer? Danny and Eric almost asked at one time.
Put your clothes and things up in your room. I need to save and quit my finished
Rushing, noisy footsteps hit the wooden floors as the boys went upstairs to throw their
knapsacks on the beds to get to use the computer. Aunt Sharon got supper ready while
the boys played a war game. It took a bit of persuasion, but the boys finally got off the
computer to eat and then get ready for a day of pet sitting.
Tomorrow will be very busy, started Aunt Sharon. We not only have the pet sits to do,
but also these notices to hand out that I’ve written about Hurricane preparedness; what to
do and where to take your pets. I don’t want any pet to be left behind. So that you boys
can help me out, I have spoken with my clients for this weekend. Everyone has given me
permission for you to be on their property and care for their pets.
Aunt Sharon then laid out the schedule for the morning. General needs to be fed, watered
and exercised first.
A Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix, General didn’t really like the water, but he loved the
boys. A big brown dog , General would run around the house and whine when he couldn’t
go with Eric or Danny to play basketball or hang out with them and their friends.
Sometimes, when mom insisted that General be walked, the boys would put on their inline
skates and with General on a long leash, would allow him to run and pull them down the
street. Being a young retriever, General needed to do some “work” to keep him happy
and healthy. Also it tired him out.
Continuing, Aunt Sharon finished the list. Jake needs his walk and some treats.
Mountaineer and Geee need to be brushed, given a hay bail and a few Llama treats.
Phoenix needs her breakfast and litter pan cleaned, and Spencer also needs his breakfast
and stall cleaned. We need to give everyone water.
This all needs to be done again in the evening, except for Mountaineer and Geee, They
will be OK until tomorrow, as long as we make sure they have enough water.
After breakfast the next day, Aunt Sharon placed all the client folders for the day in her file
carrier and checked to make sure she had all the keys that were needed. She then placed a
pile of Hurricane Preparedness brochures with a rubber band around them on top of her file
carrier as a reminder to give them to clients stores and shops around the area.
Let’s go boys, Aunt Sharon called as she slowly came up the stairs from the den to the
hallway. General is waiting.
General was ready to go for his morning run when Eric and Danny got to their house. The
sky was clear and the day promised to be sunny. After the boys put on their inline skates,
General was fitted with a leather harness and a six foot long rope was attached to its ring on
I’ll go first, said Eric. Away went General and like a water skier, Eric held onto the end of the
rope. Speeding around the circle, Danny skated as fast as he could behind them. Then it
was Danny’s turn.
Usually about the second time around, it happened. From behind the house with a private
fence with a locked gate, came a flash of tan and a playful bark. It was Harley and his owner
was sure to follow............