Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In Good Hands Dog Walking Roommate

It is comforting to know that while I am at work my dog Valentino is in good hands. He may even be out of his crate dog walking the neighborhood without me!

My Roommate and My Dog Valentino
Eric and Vale dog walking along the train tracks.

One evening while working I received this text message around 7:30 p.m. from my roommate Eric: "Everything OK? Want me to let Vale out?" A little while later a picture of Eric and Valentino arrived on my phone.

Of course, I did not see the message and picture until I was off work and on my way home. I work at Bob Evans as a kitchen prep cook. (And yes, I love my job!) Flexible scheduling often has me working different shifts each day. This can be confusing to friends as to when I will be home and/or available by phone.

In this case, Eric thought I worked the 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. day shift and was possibly working much later than planned. Arriving home that evening, Eric was concerned that Vale (as Eric calls Valentino) had been in his crate far too long and needed a walk--so off they went!

When at work my cell phone is locked in my locker. If anyone calls or texts me a message I do not see it until my work day is done.

Every now and then I get a call I wish I had not missed the moment it came through my phone. This was one of those calls. Nonetheless, I smiled when I did see it and still do now, knowing that my dog is in good hands with our roommate Eric when I am not around.

Is your dog in good hands with a roommate, family member, or friend when you are at work?



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