As a dog walker or pet sitter I often get to learn a lot about my clients based on our exchanges in our everyday lives. Most times I may only meet you once at the beginning when you sign up for my service and from there out I only see your pets and maybe the occasional time I run into you somewhere. I have seen some of my clients at the bank, the grocery store, their local work places, on the trails walking their own dogs and so on. I have been lucky to share many things with you besides your pets…..some of you have had babies, had children grow up, graduate school, move out, get married and so on. I have been in your circle when you get new pets, say goodbye to family members or pets, recover from illnesses or surgeries, renovate your homes, go on fabulous vacations and so on. Through all the craziness that is life I am happy to share your pets with you and feel like a small part of your lives.
Some of you may know a bit about me. I have a passion for animals and love training and working with dogs specifically. I enjoy watching them learn new things and then apply those things to help them be well-behaved pets. I have dogs that I’ve purchased from breeders as well as dogs that I’ve adopted or rescued and support both sides of that argument. Some of you may know that I am a runner. I have been running for about 20 years and it’s one of the things that I enjoy doing with my dogs. Recently I ran a half marathon (my fourth) and a 32-hour relay marathon that I was asked to be on the team by, yes, one of my clients who I now consider to be a friend 🙂
This Sunday I’ll be running in the Furry Friends 5 km run with my dog Traffic to raise money for the Caledon Animal Shelter. I set a goal of raising $250 and am currently at 70% of that goal. If you wish to join me and Traffic you can still register until Friday June 8th (you can run or walk) or you can pledge me to help me reach my goal of $250.
Thank you for your support to those who have already pledged me 🙂 This is my little share since I feel I know so much about most of you.