Typically, the term “going to the dogs” has a negative connotation. It is used to describe someone or something that is continually becoming worse in quality or character. However, when I say I’m going to the dogs, I mean something totally different, the opposite, even. Since I miss McKenna (pictured to the left), I decided to start a new business venture, dog sitting. The Bristol area isn’t exactly a metropolis with a huge demand for this type of service, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest my business has received since its inception just a few weeks ago.
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I will occasionally tell about my furry charges here on my blog, but, out of respect for their owners’ privacy, I will not say names of animals or owners, or mention location of the job. I just really have to tell you about the dog I will be staying with the next few nights. Pictured on the right, she is a very sweet Boxer. Being a female, she’s on the small side for a Boxer, but she can vertical jump about as high as my head. In fact, she can be standing still in front of me and suddenly jump up and lick my mouth. The first time she did it, I just stood there in shock. She loves attention, and she loves to play fetch with her ball.
Next week, I will be staying with three dogs, a cat, and four chickens. It will be my first time doing anything with chickens, but it seems like it won’t be that hard.
So, for now, my plans are to be a tax preparer during tax season and dog sit the rest of the year. It should work out well since summer and the holidays tend to be when people go on vacation and need a dog sitter. This year it has been a successful plan, anyway.