What are your top 3 favorite things about your career?
How many pets do you have?
4 cats: Wafer, Simba, Sunny & Skye and 1 dog: Dodger.
Tell us a little about yourself that you don’t think our clients know.
Fresh out of high school I thought I was going to be a baker. I was obsessed with Food Network (still am), and dreamt of owning a cupcakes shop. I was taught how to bake by my Grandma and have been doing it all my life. Now I just bake for friends and family and experiment when I have free time.
In this profession people often don’t think that we get grossed out. What makes your stomach churn a little?
Having to pick up hot puke or diarrhea. Makes me gag almost every time.
What is something that your pets have taught with you that you feel sharing with others would help them in their struggles?
Patience, responsibility & love. I say patience primarily for dogs because you definitely need it during training. At that time my vocabulary only consists of the word “no”. They taught me responsibility. I often think, “Wow this creature loves me and depends solely on me to live & stay healthy.” I’ve had all kinds of animals all of my lie and it’s amazing how responsible you have to be. The last thing they’ve taught me is love. It’s pretty miraculous how much of a special bond you form with your pets when you don’t speak the same language. They become family. Yes, pets take time, money and patience, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.