In Arizona I am busy all winter grooming and boarding dogs but not in the summer in Indiana.
Normally I return to Indiana and mow grass for a living but that changed last summer when dad had to live with me full-time. I had to give up the lawn business to Mr. Fix-it and so this is my second summer without income.
Now that dad has purchased a home in a subdivision I have met a few dogs (oh and neighbors too!) , and a few folks have heard about my winter job. Now....I don't want to start grooming here, at least not this summer. For one thing, I'm not set up to groom. The only place I can groom is the garage and it's not insulated or cooled so maybe by next summer I could work toward that. The other thing is, in Arizona, my customers are snowbirds like me. They are not looking for a full-time groomer. Here in Indiana, I don't want to set myself up to groom and only be available to people for four to six months.
I do admit though I am having 'fur withdrawals' this summer since I'm not living at home where Mr. Fix-it and I have two (very senior) dogs. I can't bring them here, they are too old and it would probably upset them. I have been looking for a dog to foster but the Greyhound group I contacted wanted someone who was going to be in town longer than me.
So, when one of my new neighbors asked me to keep their dog overnight, I jumped at the chance.
This is Bella. I wrote about her a couple of post's back. She's an English Bulldog. Dad and I had a great time with her. She was a great boarder, very polite and neat and a personality too.
We played tug of war and I wore her out. For a little thing, she is a powerhouse and all muscle. She snores though!!!
She's coming to stay with me again this weekend. I wonder if they make 'Breathe Right' strips for dogs!?!?!?
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