College Degree or Extended Education:
I grew up outside of Nashville and attended Middle Tennessee State University. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Psychology.
Pets in my life:
I really don’t remember a time a pet was not in my life!! My first pet was a small orange and white tabby kitten that I brought home right before I turned 6. I exclaimed to my parents that divine intervention had brought us together for my birthday!! Fortunately my parents let me keep my first kitten, Ding-a-Ling. Since that time I have been honored to be the pet mom for some very beloved cats and dogs! I currently live on Lazy Dog Farm which is home to a pup named Cleo (my ride or die), a cat named Clover, 4 goats (Bonnie, Clyde, Bleu and Winter), and 2 horses (Vanilla Sky and Moon River). It is always busy, but I would not have it any other way.
What I enjoy most about being a pet sitter and dog walker:
I love my pets so much, and know how important it is that if I am not with them, that they are being well taken care of by someone else. This is how I feel when I am taking care of someone else’s fur babies. I really enjoy meeting new pets and learning about them, and what it takes to make them feel loved while their owners are away. Every pet is unique and deserves someone to care for them like their human parent would!
My funniest pet moment:
Cleo, who was a shelter pup, was originally raised as a Lexington city girl. After my oldest son moved to an apartment that didn’t allow dogs, we brought her out to the farm. She took to it immediately, and now proclaims herself a wild and free country girl that doesn’t need to be brushed, have burrs removed, OR especially does NOT need a bath ever!!! She is not afraid of the electric fence, horses or the ornery billy goat, Clyde. However, she runs and hides every time the sweet nanny goat Bonnie gets too close!
Experience with “special needs” pets:
My experience with special needs pets is with my own sweet babies. I have taken care of an elderly cat, Priscilla, who was 20 and had seizures that were controlled with daily medication. Lilly, my sweet lab mix, was 16 ½ and arthritic. She needed help getting up to walk and took daily meds. Our horse Moon River has eye issues and we have to make sure that his pastures are safe from obstacles. Some pets need a little extra help, which is why we are here!