Written by Vicky Guy
I had this long-time client. She was a single mother of a pre-teen when I first started caring for her pets. Started out as vacation care but then she also started using me for mid-day walks during the week as well. She lived in this big house.
Her son eventually went off to college and she sold the house to downsize. She didn’t move too far away, so I easily transitioned my care to new house. She eventually got serious with this guy she was dating. He would occasionally come stay at her house.
She travelled a lot. Sometimes she would be home still upon my visits, or her boyfriend would be there. During the summer, her son would come home from college. So, I was always aware or on guard that someone may be there during my visits occasionally. When her and her boyfriend would travel together, sometimes they would leave his vehicle in the driveway.
So, one morning around 8am, I go to her house. Its my first visit, sometimes she would leave late the night before, so first visit would be a breakfast visit. In the driveway is her boyfriend’s vehicle, but again I assume they took her vehicle. I go in to get the dogs to take them outside. I must go past the kitchen to the laundry room to get their leashes.
As I enter and start walking down the hall towards the laundry room, I see this naked man run past and up the stairs! I mean I seen it all! I hurried up and got the dogs leashed up and out of the house we went. I walked them extra long that morning! I was a bit embarrassed to go back and have to see this guy.
I mean I hadn’t met the boyfriend yet but knew of him and what vehicle he drove. While on my walk with the dogs, I texted the owner to make sure that was in fact her boyfriend but didn’t mention him being naked. She said that was him and apologized for not warning me. When I got back to the house, he was fully dressed and sitting at the table. He apologized for the state he was in and said he forgot I was coming. It was just so awkward!
A few months later he was at the house again, this time dressed. He talked my ear off for 45 minutes about politics! I couldn't help but remember his exposed incident though.