I got a random call from a private number this morning while walking Ishy. This is usually a bad sign (I think I've unfortunately started to develop the opinion that if you're hiding something it's for a reason). But it didn't matter because the call came while I happened to be searching desperately for somewhere to place my morning coffee so I could get a baggie out, and was in no condition to answer the phone. They left voice mail (which is also usually a bad sign), and I forgot about it for an hour or so.
When I got around to checking it, I was stunned. Apparently my dog walker had used me as a referrence and someone was calling to check up on her. As I thought about it, it made a great deal of sense (I'm actually willing to do some interresting scheduling to get Ishy to Redwood City, now that I'm in San Francisco) and I felt very honored.
On the other hand, I was going to call her about watching Ishy this weekend, and it looks like she might be booked now. This will probably complicate matters significantly.