For the last ten years she’s operated Adrienne’s All-Weather DogWalking Service in Marin County. A month ago, she sent a letter to her clients, to let them know she was closing her business, because we were moving away.
Oh, the tears! She’s become part of the lives of these families, including the Mayor of Ross and one of Arnold Schwartzenegger’s current advisory panel. The lovely letters she’s received are quite touching. She says all the dogs could tell. She told each one. The last day, she saw Izzy and Coley.
She and Coley Mulroy, a large black lab, like to dance to country music. He puts his paws on her shoulders, and she says, “Shake it, Coley” and he does the shimmy, to the strains of Shania Twain. She had her last dance with Coley. She said good bye.
When I picked Adrienne up on Sunday, she and I and Tulip and Percy got into the new Ford.
And we drove away.