I talked to my mom last night, and I'm 95% convinced that I should leave Harriet with my brother while we're gone. Gabe wasn't home, but my mom said that he'd been planning places to take Harriet to walk, and that he was looking forward to having her to himself for a week. Aw! He's an awfully good kid.
After I got of the phone with my mom, I thought about it some more. This is the brother who willingly took on the birth and raising of a (large!) litter of Boston puppies when his then GF went back to Belize. He adores dogs and has a good head when it comes to day-to-day handling of them, so I know he'll take good care of Harriet. It's just hard to think of my youngest brother as being the most responsible and trustworthy of the three. He's just a baby!

Shelly
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I talked to my mom last night, and I'm 95% convinced that I should leave Harriet with my brother while ... and that he was looking forward to having her to himself for a week. Aw! He's an awfully good kid.

Don't you just hate it when they grow up and get mature and adult when you turn your back for just a second?
He sounds like a terrific choice for you. And if it works out well, it gives you a great option for that possible time in the future when you really have to leave her behind with someone. We all need someone like that.
Judy
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Don't you just hate it when they grow up and get mature and adult when you turn your back for just a second?

When I went into the Air Force , my little baby brother had a room full of gadgets. Everything that broke was given to him to take apart. His room was just filled with parts of broken stuff that were treasures to him. It never occurred to me that this would lead to something else.

when i came home from the air force, everything was fixed. well if they weren't the junk he couldn't fix was gone. The transformation was amazing. He's become the fix-it man.
when i came home from the air force, everything was fixed. well if they weren't the junk he couldn't fix was gone. The transformation was amazing. He's become the fix-it man.

And that's* something we *all need in our lives!!

Judy
And that's* something we *all need in our lives!!

Every once in awhile I find myself regretting being single, and when I've examined it more closely I've consistently found that it's not that I want to have someone in my life, but that I want help with chores.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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Don't you just hate it when they grow up and get mature and adult when you turn your back for just a second?

I still can't figure out how, or when, it happened.
He sounds like a terrific choice for you.

He is. And Harriet really likes him, which is important.

He even understands the importance of butt scritches: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cat-sidh/67983600
And ear rubs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cat-sidh/67983595 /
And petting the dog while talking on the phone:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cat-sidh/67981684 /
And if it works out well, it gives you a great option for that possible time in the future when you really have to leave her behind with someone. We all need someone like that.

Yes, we do!

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
(Email Removed) (Melinda Shore) spoke these words of wisdom in $1g$(Email Removed):
And that's* something we *all need in our lives!!

Every once in awhile I find myself regretting being single, and when I've examined it more closely I've consistently found that it's not that I want to have someone in my life, but that I want help with chores.

When there are two people there seem to be double the chores. In fact, they seem to multiply. When my husband goes on a trip, I feel like I'm on vacation. Don't regret your singleness if simply a chore buddy is what you seek.
Every once in awhile I find myself regretting being single, and when I've examined it more closely I've consistently found that it's not that I want to have someone in my life, but that I want help with chores.

Brilliant! Good sig material.
Lia
sh...@panix.com (Melinda Shore) spoke these words of wisdom in $1...@panix2.panix.com:

Every once in awhile I find myself regretting being single, ... in my life, but that I want help with chores.

When there are two people there seem to be double the chores. In fact, they seem to multiply. When my husband goes on a trip, I feel like I'm on vacation. Don't regret your singleness if simply a chore buddy is what you seek.

I know I would have a lot fewer chores if I wasn't married. I think it is more that I am willing to let things go a lot longer before getting them done, whereas my wife, is not.
Nick
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