Final Days

After almost two years being a dog walker/pet sitter with Home Sweet Home Pet Care LLC., I have decided to move on. There have been good days and bad days, but I am grateful for the experience and meeting such wonderful people, and spending time with many amazing animals. I will honestly admit that I will miss some animals more than others, but everyone develops favorites. Here are a couple collages of the good days:

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Have you ever been a dog walker/pet sitter? What was your experience? Share your stories! I love pictures, too!

We all know everyone enjoys a good celebration and the holidays, and we know you want to include your animal companions in the festivities. July 4th is a pretty big holiday with lots of activities going on, mostly barbeques and fireworks. Here are some safety tips so you can include your pets in a way…

via July 4th!! — HSHPetCare

The month of march has passed me by so quickly that I believe it moved faster than the super hero some people know by the name of Flash. I was able to experience some moments of frozen time during my spring break, yet those moments never lasted long enough.

During said break, I went through the interviewing process for finding a job. The whole week I was a ball of nerves; just shaking a little bit more as the interview date got closer. With the support from friends and family, I was able to go into the interview with confidence. As I started conversing with my interviewers, my body began to relax and I felt at ease with the people whom I (at the time, not knowing) would hope to become my co-workers. I am happy to say that I was offered a job position with the company, by the name of Home Sweet Home Pet Care.  I’m extremely excited to work with such a great team, and help build the company.

On another note, my capstone (senior) project is coming along… slowly, but surely. These upcoming days are numbered though and now it’s crunch time. I’ve been experimenting with multiple different cameras, and hopefully in the end I will come out with beautiful pictures of all the six dogs who I am now focusing on for the final product. Here is a picture of Clyde. He is currently my favorite dog at All Breed Rescue. I’m glad I have been able to work with such a wonderful group of staff to help me bring awareness to the shelter and the dogs that reside there through my project.

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My senior project is in motion, and I have lots of work to do. I’m not sure how much I’ve shared what my project is, but here’s an explanation. I plan to pair pictures of dogs, from All Breed Rescue, with a short write-up that will either be a background story or just a “personality blurb” so that whoever is reading it & sees the picture can get an idea of how the dog is.

My project has had a great start, and is slowly blossoming into the finished product as I envisioned it. Here are a couple pictures that my lovely classmate Amanda Schroth took last week, during my weekly visit to the shelter.

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Since Amanda helped me, I want to lend a helping hand right back. Her project is called, “Postcards Never Sent.” It would be wonderful if you submitted to her project. Here’s the link: www.postcardsneversent.com/submit

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When a parent asks a child, “Are you going to take care of it?” The child immediately says, “Yes!” Their voice filled with glee and body humming with excitement. One may not realize, but the animal is not solely being taken care of. The wonderful creatures we have nicknamed, “Man’s Best Friend,” are here to take care of us. They are here to love us.

So next time you see someone walking their dog, think about what the animal is giving back to it’s owner.  Think of anyone who the dog encounters during walks and playtimes.

Dog of the Day!

The dog of the day: Swedish Vallhund

(pictures and videos are credited to Google & YouTube)

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What do you think about this breed? Ever heard of it before this? What other rare breeds do you know about? 🙂 Please share!