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Oliver’s hero


Posted by Holly Jarrett 05/18/15

“Where’s my UNC t-shirt?” “Why are my clothes always disappearing?

Of course, this interrogation is initiated at the most opportune moment; for instance, as I am walking out the door or he should be walking out the door. And, why should I know where his UNC t-shirt is anyway? I doubt I would wear it. He is 6’1″, 185 pounds. I am 110 pounds and let’s say a bit shorter.

Ah, living with two teenagers. Fortunately, their attributes far outweigh their shortcomings. Unfortunately, I am often on the receiving end of their shortcomings.

But, pet sitting, now that’s another story. It goes something like this…

The birds are singing, the gentle breeze carries with it the bouquet of the newly blooming honeysuckles. I turn the key and as I open the door I am met with total abandonment. “Oh!! I am so glad you are here! I feel like I haven’t seen you in weeks! (Yesterday) My life is now complete!”

I cannot recall a single instance of being met with “Okay, where did you hide my favorite bone this time?” or “Oh, by the way, it’s my turn to provide the chips and smokes at our doggie poker game in one hour.”

No, in these dogs’ and cats’ minds I can do no wrong. I am springing them from their lonely prison. Whether it be a walk or perhaps just a half hour of companionship, I am the best thing that has happened to them since they watched their humans walk out the door that morning. Just one of the many reasons I love being a pet sitter.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead…my youngest is complaining about a day when nothing went right. It started with not finding his favorite t-shirt. Uh-oh, I know where this is going.

I will hold my tongue, though. I am definitely not going to tell him that after he left for school I found his frontal lobe still in its jar on the nightstand. Wonder who’s supposed to keep track of that?

Lil’ Buddies would love to meet your furry family members. Call Holly today for a free consultation at (704) 779-7256. We are located in the Matthews area and also service Arboretum, Southpark, Foxcroft and Cotswold.