April 25, 2007
Once, Rich was an engineer for General Motors, but they laid him off. He took up dog walking. Rich is lanky and loving and he can stop a dog scuffle with a slightly raised voice. Today, I heard him call “Lex” to a barky fox-sized mutt who was getting in the face of several larger dogs, and the dog wouldn’t just stop at the command, but turn his head and make sure that Rich was noticing him, and approving. Rich drives the dogs around in a big white minivan with a paw print appliquéd on the back. Foxy loved him.