My good friend went to London for a week, and I felt this was a wonderful opportunity to introduce my mentee, Alana, to the world of pet-sitting. She was certainly responsible enough, and the only thing she really needed was transportation to the cat job. That was my contribution.
|Pet Sitting Google Form|
The last thing we did was to take a couple of quick cat videos which Alana and I instantly emailed to the owner using the iPad. My friend really seemed to love seeing her pet in action.
I guess the point of this blog entry is to
----show first how Google forms and spreadsheets can really help with even the seemingly simplest of jobs (adding structure and communication to make everything more transparent);
---and to show how mentors and teachers (anyone working with youth) can help teach job skills and responsibility. This experience was great, and Alana and I are on the lookout for more cat-sitting opportunities! (In Chapel Hill or Carrboro please--this blogging world is huge, so we won't be going to Australia or Minnesota)