'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Challenge 2

From next week I am going to be working part-time in a local pet shop for a while.  More about this soon.  But if I am there on a regular basis, how will I resist* buying and bringing home something like this?

Our Shelly 1999 - 2010
* At least two of my kids don't want me to even try!


  1. A job I could not do!
    I would be broke
    and the pet store would be "at home"
    hey ho!

  2. Very dangerous indeed. All pupies are irresistable.

  3. Aha! A Visible Dog on TLVD! Good luck with the resistance... I do struggle with the notion of pet stores, I have to say, where a life-long companion can be bought on a whim with little appreciation of the commitment involved. But, Katherine, I'm sure your presence, with your experience of beautiful Shelly, will be a good and healthy influence! Have fun... :-)

  4. John - I couldn't sell pets either... I'm not going to be the usual person one finds in a pet shop...

    Helsie - I shall have to put my guard up. Luckily the pet I like best in this particular shop is a delightful dog who belongs to one of the owners. So I can't take her, not matter how much I desire!

    Antonia - Indeed. I worry when I see puppies and kittens bought 'for' children under 5.

  5. Rather like an alcoholic working in distillery. You solve the problem by working in a meat factory.

    As for not being the 'usual person' - the owners are going to love you. I assume you are not being paid on commission alone!

  6. Indeed Geeb...

    I'm not being paid at all. Not, as such. More soon. Have to get the posters printed.