I have become a dog walker for two people who live in my building. Not a bad little sideline because I love dogs. I grew up with an Alsatian, and I have a soft spot for mutts and rescue dogs.
These dogs, however, are small and didn't need rescuing, but no less lovable.
Two of them are bichons frisés, retired show dogs, a father and son, and very sweet.
The third one is a dachshund. He's a little guy who is very affectionate and, while we had a rocky start when he refused to walk, I dog-whispered him and now we're best friends.
The added bonus is that I get a lot of exercise.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown