It's always 2 maids, 2 cars, 2 dogs and at times 2 kids.
Hong Kong people has this affinity for "two".
Is it some sort of competition or status thing that many households which can afford maid in Hong Kong, always seem to have 2 maids? This is especially true for those families with kids. Apparently I learnt, one maid is dedicated to caring for the kid(s), while the other is solely for household chores. I'm not sure who get to walk the dogs...
Why does one need so many maids in a small 3 bedroom apartment is beyond me. Half the time those who have 2 maids doesnt even have a working mum. Bizarre. On the other hand, 2 cars are great because that mean additional income for me as I rent out my parking lot.
During evening time as I head to the supermarket, I spot those maids whom are suppose to walk the dogs. The sight that greets me is a whole bunch of Filippinos gathering at one spot in the walkway, chatting and laughing away happily, while the poor leashed dogs could only either sit, stand or venture within the radius their leash allow them to.
It's a daily thing I see. The same maids, the same poor dogs, the same spot.
So if you ever entrust your maid to do the "Walking", I would sugguest you either spot check them ocassionally, or do the dog walking yourself since the stroll would do your health some benefit anycase. Why bother to have a dog if you dont do anything of those things that comes as a responsibilities of a dog owner is beyond me...