—We Also Walk Dogs

Publication date:1941.07
Genre:Science fiction short story
Series:Future History
Preceded by:Methuselah’s Children
Followed by:Elsewhen
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“—We Also Walk Dogs” is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein. One of his “Future History” stories, it was first published in “Astounding Science‐Fiction” July 1941 under pseudonym Anson MacDonald.

Exposition

CAN YOU AFFORD IT?
Can You Afford GENERAL SERVICES?
Can You Afford NOT to have General Services ? ? ? ??
In this jet‐speed age can you afford to go on wasting time doing your own shopping, paying bills yourself, taking care of your living compartment?
We’ll spank the baby and feed the cat.
We’ll rent you a house and buy your shoes.
We’ll write to your mother‐in‐law and add up your check stubs.
No job too large; No job too small—and all amazingly Cheap!
GENERAL SERVICES
Dial H‐U‐R‐R‐Y ‐ U‐P
P.S. WE ALSO WALK DOGS