What are your top 3 favorite things about your career?
How many pets do you have?
Currently we have 2 dogs, and 1 cat. Kya is out 2 yr. old German shepherd/Retriever Mix. Herb is out 5 year old Yellow Lab. Frank is out inside and outside cat and will be 1 year old in July. They all get along great together. They are the light of my family’s life.
Tell us a little about yourself that you don’t think our clients know.
I have Apiphobia (fear of all swarming & flying insects that sting); anytime a bee or wasp buzzes past me I have no control! I run in a panic, always scream, and find a “safe zone” immediately. I’ve had this fear for my whole life. It’s embarrassing, but I’ve learned to laugh at myself.
In this profession people often don’t think that we get grossed out. What makes your stomach churn a little?
Puss filled things! Any kind of bug or parasite, Vomit is probably the worst, it’s right up there with diarrhea. Lots of blood makes me queasy - and stinky stuff!
What is something that your pets have taught with you that you feel sharing with others would help them in their struggles?
That it is super important to show affection to your pets every day. They are better-behaved I think and it makes a difference not only in their day, but ours too. Also I’ve learned to remember to appreciate your pets, because even though they can get into trouble sometimes, they grow fast and won’t be here forever. So love and be grateful.