Wilma Wednesday: Grrl Talk

Wilma, Petrea, laptop

Yesterday was Pet Owners Independence Day. The idea is that you and your pet switch duties for the day.

This isn’t easy if you work outside your home, unless your dog can drive or knows which bus to take. And even if you do work at home: can your dog type? Make phone calls? Analyze research on the web? Create spreadsheets? (I mean like graphs, not the kind of “spread sheet” Wilma makes.)

Still, the holiday worked out well for me and Wilma. She and I are writing our book, The Wilma Dialogs, so we curled up on a chair, turned on the recording app, and enjoyed some grrl talk. We got some good stuff.

And when it came time, I scared the shit out of the mailman.

#Pet Owners Independence Day#Wilma#Wilma Wednesday


  1. Foundpoem1 - April 19, 2017 @ 08:42

    What an awesome day! The last encounter must’ve made it all worth it.

    My dog jumped into my deadlines while I curled up in her snuggler and slept until dinner.

    • Petrea - April 19, 2017 @ 09:59

      That sounds pretty nice, too.

  2. Lowell - April 19, 2017 @ 10:16

    I thought I smelled something funny in your neighborhood today! Poor mailman! And I’ll bet when the story’s told you’re gonna be the biggest dog in all of California! 🙂

    • Petrea - April 19, 2017 @ 10:51


  3. Chris - April 19, 2017 @ 11:45

    So did Wilma roll her eyes at the mailman and say “sorry about that she’s still in training ?” I see her backend makes a good wrist support

    • Petrea - April 19, 2017 @ 11:57

      Nah, she just told me to go outside.

  4. William Kendall - April 19, 2017 @ 15:46

    Oh, I love that last line!

    • Petrea - April 19, 2017 @ 16:47

      I would post a toothy grin icon if I had one!

  5. Anonymous - April 20, 2017 @ 07:18

    That ending sure got me laughing! Glad Wilma’s providing you with a warm armrest

    • Petrea - April 20, 2017 @ 07:59

      She provides entertainment and inspiration, too! A good girl.

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