Over the last six weeks I’ve been busy keeping an eye on some real character pets – as part of the At-Your-Service personal concierge. I call it pet-scorting. Sitting sounds static and boring, and I don’t just sit around with these furry clients.
I make them Instagram stars. Second to selfies, people post pet pictures, and who can blame them? Look at that ponem!
We hit the dog parks, go on long walks, and play, as appropriate.
Tita & Vivian have beauty appointments every Friday. I have my own “me days” on occasion, so I can handle a little high maintenance. Added benefit: they never stink!
With Harper, I got a boy-magnet to walk for the weekend. At the least, a conversation starter. So I wonder…who’s escorting who? We walked past the fire station several times…
I have learned how to scoop waste very well. From tootsie-rolls to meatball subs, I’ve seen the range.
This is a more serious shift in gears for me. I don’t like to be busy with meaningless tasks, at a desk for 8 hours. My brain goes numb and I feel like a marionette, completing the movements with no interaction. Most of what we do to satisfy some policy or requirement, out of fear, is ultimately pointless anyway. I have learned this from experience.
Being a borderline type-A, however, I love the pressure of multiple valuable endeavors, each of some importance to someone, who will be grateful for whatever I am providing. In this case, smart pet care.
Interfacing with clients in a mature, civilized manner is the least any of us can ask for – dealing with pleasant pets doesn’t harm the soul either.
Get in touch to discuss pet-scorting for your furry ones in 2014, and Happy New Year!