One of the saddest things about being a professional pet sitter is when a For Sale sign appears on a client's front lawn because it means that my visits with my four-legged friends are numbered. When I started Teacher's Pet Sitting Service in 2005 the thought of losing four-legged clients due to a move or unexpected death or a change in the owner's economic status never entered my mind but I soon learned how to let go of my friends but saying goodbye still hurts to the core.
I realize change is inevitable but it didn't make my last walk with two adorable Corgi's, Dewey and Emma any easier because I will no longer
have the pleasure of watching Dewey rid the street of empty water bottles
and I will not giggle as he proudly adds a new bottle to his recycling "bin" anymore.
And I won't observe Dewey's little sister, Emma, survey the neighborhood from her front lawn or
from her back porch anymore.
It certainly is a sad thing to say goodbye to my furry friends but am comforted knowing that they'll be safe and happy with their mom in their new home in Maine.
Dewey and Emma, you've made me laugh and now you've made me cry but that is only because I love you both!