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just saying

2014 August 1
by Rachel Turiel

dog walking

Rest assured, Rose is a much better dog-walker than speller.

Translation:

I will walk your dog for one hour for four dollars. Does your dog poop on walks? If so, do you have plastic newspaper bags? If you do not I will provide them. This business will be provided for one month.

* Rose is saving up money for the ongoing expenses associated with owning a rat. She’s still in the romantic and dreamy phase, much like many of us when we were pregnant, researching consumer reports pre-approved car seats, selecting The First Outfit to bring to the hospital, imagining endless cuddles and none of the endless pooping. She told me this morning, “When I go to pick up the baby rat, I’ll bring the cage and squeaky toys and all the right food. I’ll have everything ready.” And she will.

Have a wonderful, first weekend of August. August! Can you believe it? I know. Someone said to me yesterday, “Well, I guess that’s it, summer’s about over.” Oh no, there’s much still to savor. I’m expecting lots of sibling fights, nauseatingly hot days, garden failures, all day dishwashing, and all the things that make the days pass particularly slowly. Off to look for pikas this weekend. Much love to you all, always.

xo

Rachel

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. Ellie permalink
    August 1, 2014

    Have fun on your camping trip!

  2. nan permalink
    August 1, 2014

    If Rose does not mind traveling to Alberta , Canada , we would love to hire her to walk our dog Bob, who is feeling a little neglected this summer. We are also looking after a rat , a turtle and a toad for our local school this summer. I could really use some help when it comes to feeding the toad his crickets.

  3. August 2, 2014

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  4. August 8, 2014

    quinn has loved rats ever since we read mrs. frisby and the rats of nimh. highly recommended subversive reading.

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