The Roanoker - September/October 2016 - 58
Where Do All
the Teachers Go?
STORY AND PHOTOS
BY BRYAN PAIEMENT
Well, at least one with the summer off takes on the job, with his wife, of
OPS-overnight pet sitter. And sometimes, the sittees are chickens.
AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER at Wasena Elementary, I'm pleased to get to spend my summers in other
people's homes when they're not there. With an invitation
This is the summer life of an Overnight Pet Sitter,
or OPS, which can often lead to a Special OPS mission, depending on the unruliness of the animals. I've
been taking care of pets for about three years and, for
the most part, the sittings are unremarkable, laid back
affairs. Mini-vacations in many cases.
Liza and Sarah, family friends of my wife's mother, asked
us to stay at their place off Va. 311 on Bradshaw Road-
58 | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016