I am the dog caretaker. I’ve been the dog caretaker for weeks and months. My two friends are falling over themselves trying to express their gratitude for the dog care. I appreciate that, but I don’t really want to go out to dinner (although I will). I just want space. For the first time in practically two months I am in my office without having dogs staring holes through me or jockeying for the best place on the floor. I made coffee for everyone this morning and counted the minutes until they left. I have a shit-ton of work to do starting now.
What’s the best gift you’ve received?