We are back from vacation, our first whole week off in at least a decade or more. This semi-retirement thing with pet sitting is good…no more working 365 days a year. We were off to Massachusetts to see Marley’s family, so it was an easy and relaxing week away. Another part of the fun was…Read more »


Today, May 31st, is the last day that I have staff in my pet sitting business. I’ve written here before that we are downsizing our pet sitting business, and after today, it is just me and Marley. I’ve managed staff in bookstores, publishing houses, and the pet sitting business for more than forty years now,…Read more »

Gone Fishing

Well, we haven’t really gone fishing, and it is doubtful that we ever would, but we are going to be going into semi-retirement soon. It is now official, and it is my surprise #2. Clients have been notified, and come May 31st Marley and I are moving on to the next phase of our lives.…Read more »

Post-Election Catch Up

I feel like I have been holding my breath for the last week, and maybe for the last four years. Our election is finally over and I am as relieved at the results today as I was dismayed four years ago. My world feels lighter today than it has in a long time. For others,…Read more »