I live with an autoimmune disease, a circulatory disease, and chronic pain. I am learning to not let them define who I am, but it is hard some days. It is hard and it sucks but maybe it is time to figure out how to live my life in this new “normal” and try to be happy. I have felt like my life is slipping away from me. I have a hard time working for 8 hours straight, hence Squirrel Walks Dogs. My panic attacks also keep me from having a “normal” job. I know this is a good thing, but building a business is hard.
In the past I have had a number of jobs, that were just that jobs. They were not careers or passions. I really was satisfied to be a stay at home mom. Then I that will allow me to work on my schedule and not take too much out of me.
I love dogs, I always have. I own 3 myself and love to get to know all sorts of dogs. I currently have 1 senior dog, a 3 year old dog, and a 2 two year old dog. My experience ranges from puppies to seniors, tea cups to giants. I have experience with purebreds, rescued, and abused dogs. I whole heartedly understand when people say their dog is their child.
I am allergic to dogs, not horribly but I still test positive on allergy tests. We lost 2 dogs in 2018 and I needed to replace that hole in my heart. I wanted a puppy, but my family was not ready for that. We did rescue our Greer dog in late September, but a puppy is a whole another ball of wax.
I prayed about it and gave it a long thought before I acted on it. My answer was Rover.com. I made a profile, did a background check, and within a few days I had my first client. I call my dogs the clients and the owners the parents. Today my Monday through Friday is booked, to my limits and not accepting new clients, repeats only.
I am truly doing my passion, and doing something I love. Today, I want to say “Thank You” to everyone who has and is supporting me in my business. I started with the mission that the welfare of the animal will always come before profit. That still stands today and until the day I stop.
Dogs are amazing animals that are allowed to grace our lives for a short time.
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Love many, trust few, and paddle your own canoe.