Thursday, April 27, 2006

Three Immutable Truths about Being a Dogwalker

(to be taken with the grain of salt deserved by the fact that the writer of these immutable truths has spent approximately four hours of her life as a "Professional Streetwalker").

1. Apparently, dogwalkers are the very low on the domestic service-provider food chain. If you arrive at an attended building to walk a dog, you are treated by the doorman/super/porter like a convicted felon who has arrived to rob the residents at gunpoint.

2. Corallary to Immutable Dogwalker Truth Number 1: While doormen will tolerate dogs that live in the building, and may even tolerate dogs who are guests of residents of the building, dogs that arrive with dogwalkers are canis non-grata. I am guessing that this is due to their mere association with the ersona non-grata that is the dogwalker.

3. Aside from the hostility of doormen and superintendents, dog walking is sweet and peaceful and rewarding.

Off to meet Boodiba and perhaps some shala-mates for some righteous vittles.

YC

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Number 2 - well you now about number 2 -- that's part of dog-walking.

Number 3 - all is sweet and peaceful, until the owner of the doggie treats you like a piece of shit.

Persona non-grata said...

The Secretary of state for dogs, has determined status of persona non grata.
the before cited, visa diplomaticum, has been revoked....!..

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