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?
Continue reading Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment
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.
Continue reading Just a little wallowing…
I have seen recent pictures of Germany, Switzerland, places in the UK and even Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. Spring seems to have sprung in all those places.
Here in Toronto?
Continue reading Dog sitting day – walk to the park
Yesterday was puppy day.
Continue reading Dog days
I had a weird experience today.
Continue reading Weird vibes
I live in denial at least half the time I’m awake.
It’s a special talent I have.
The struggles, the turmoil, it tugs at me, pulls me deeper into my self.
I wonder what is going on.
Continue reading Mid-week thoughts
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. 🙂
Continue reading Growth spurts
This Saturday morning was freezing out, but sunny with no wind. Perfect for a nice, long dog walk.
Continue reading Cold walk along the frozen shores
And you’re gonna be in trouble…
Wasn’t that a song at one time? lol
Continue reading My boyfriend is back…
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.
Continue reading Lingering effects of endless distractions