Rouletta Gets a Job

Posted on Friday 24 July 2009

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She may be worthless at getting ice and stocking beer, but she is the queen at making my most withdrawn customers smile and my upbeat customers feel even more so.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

    July 25, 2009 | 6:55 am

    cheers, sugar! ;~D xoxo

    July 25, 2009 | 7:50 am

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Restaurant Gal
    July 25, 2009 | 7:52 am

    Savannah–xo and thanks.

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

    July 25, 2009 | 8:57 am

    Does she get a pay cheque?

    Restaurant Gal
    July 25, 2009 | 9:13 am

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

    July 27, 2009 | 10:45 am

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

    Aunty Pol
    July 27, 2009 | 5:55 pm

    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

    July 29, 2009 | 8:12 pm

    She’s a therapy dog ๐Ÿ™‚

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