Mug Shots OR This Ain’t a Dating Site

Occasionally I get an inquiry about my pet/farm/house-sitting services that includes an unusual request: a recent photograph of myself. I’ve never taken one of those jobs, never responded with a photo, and never really felt bad about it, because frankly they creep me right out. Maybe these people out there on the interwebs asking me…

Ethics, Nutrition, and Not Killing Your Pets

This is a story that has been circulating for years. Why? Because it happens every damn year, that’s why. Vegans picking carnivorous pets and trying to raise them on a vegan diet.   Long, long ago in the 90’s when I was working for Greenpeace there were of course several vegans and vegetarians there, and…

Signs of Security: Practical Considerations for Pet-Sitters

On Facebook today, a very wise (and suddenly wiser today) friend of mine posted about a recent burglary at her place while she was traveling. She had someone come in to look after the animals while she was away, of course, but the place was burgled while the farm-sitter was off the premises, looking after…

New Service: Air BnB coaster!

So it appears that people who rent out their properties on Air BnB can now be held legally and financially accountable for the behaviour of the guests of their micro-tenants. That’s going to send shockwaves into the entire business model. Before, all you had to worry about was coming home to a bunch of angry…

Economic progress

So, my main gig has just cut my hours by 50%, subsequent to an article that went viral to the tune of 700rts. I wonder how much bread that’s worth.