Rouletta Gets a Job

I am working six days a week and eight shifts, now. This is a good thing. A very good thing.

What to do with Rouletta when I am working so much, however, was becoming not such a good thing.

“Just bring her in with you,” said one of the owners.


“You can put her in the office, take her out for a walk when things are slow. Hell, just put her crate in the back corner so she can see and hear you.”


“Try it a couple of times, see how it works out.”

I love my job. I am sure I love my bosses.

I really love having Rouletta as my barback.

She may be worthless at getting ice and stocking beer, but she is the queen at making my most withdrawn customers smile and my upbeat customers feel even more so.

Who would have thought?

If anyone had told me two years ago, when I left so much behind in D.C., “Eventually, you’ll be tending bar in the Keys and bringing a dog to work,” I would have asked them to share whatever they were smoking.

Sad times. Good times. Tough times. Happy times. Sometimes, they all come together to make for the best of times. These are all of them.






8 responses to “Rouletta Gets a Job”

  1. savannah Avatar

    cheers, sugar! ;~D xoxo

  2. Gardenwife Avatar

    That’s great! I work at a dog-friendly place, but they have to be outside. Still, we keep a large stainless steel bowl of water on the patio and a big jar of dog treats stocked by the drive-thru. 🙂

  3. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    Savannah–xo and thanks.

    Gardenwife–I am lucky to work in one of the most dog-friendly towns ever known. Gotta love these Keys.

  4. Kim Ayres Avatar

    Does she get a pay cheque?

  5. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    Kim–She’s negotiating her pay rate this afternoon when the big boss comes in.

  6. Ksue Avatar

    I am SO happy for both you and Rouletta! Sounds like the best of both worlds.

  7. Aunty Pol Avatar
    Aunty Pol

    RG …you are so lucky that your place is so nice about the furry child .Lucky duck , I have to settle for a photo of our cats..tho I can see it now…um..Pol can take one of the cats…oh to choose…LMAO

    Greetings From Houston

  8. Mary Avatar

    She’s a therapy dog 🙂