Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment

Dog walking in Toronto’s neighbourhoods is in actual fact a fairly decent part-time gig. Unlike in some parts of Europe where you may only make a few coins to look after a dog, here the pay is enough to supply groceries for a family of four if you walk four to five times a week.

The standard rate, according to research in my city, is around $18-25 per half hour for one dog.

HALF an hour. That’s 30 minutes of walking and socializing with a dog.

Not too shabby, right?

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Just a little wallowing…

As I sit here wallowing in self-pity, I tell myself: it’s temporary.

These depressions I get are a pain in the ass. I have nothing but first world problems.

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Growth spurts

Today I took my boy to Costco to get his passport photo done. And mine, too. Both of us are due to renew…

It appears a trip to Switzerland is in the works. My girl child is pestering me to death, and my family in Europe had given us a standing invitation, so now I’m finally figuring out what dates would be suitable.

For that we need current passports, of course, which is why we were at Costco. They have good prices there. 🙂

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Lingering effects of endless distractions

The Weather Network on TV is having so! much! fun! with all of our weather woes here in North America at the moment. It’s quite amusing to sit on my couch with my coffee and watch them explain, over and over again, what to do and not to do because of the dangerous wind chills, and the snow, and the ice, and all the rest of it.

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