Having had a love of animals all my life, worked at a riding school as a trainee riding instructor, as well as a pet shop for many years, a time when pet shops sold puppies and kittens too. I thought I would always work with animals. Then reality set in!
From my twenties onwards, my work life was office based but then kept many pets over the years, cats, hamsters, a rat, turtles, fish etc. My first Dog body was the most amazing pet, he was more human, he passed away a couple of years ago just missing out on his 15th birthday which is a great age for a Golden Retriever, we know have a Golly Dog which is a cross Border Collie x Golden Retriever. He too has turned out to be a wonderful pet now 3 years old.
I am also an artist which is my other day job, so dog walking, pet services blending my art is a wonderful work life balance. Animals are a lifeline to many people and give so much to their owners, I really think we should all do our best to make all pets and animals live a life of love.