I am crazy for animals! I always wanted to have a career working with animals and vascillated between zookeeper and veterinarian…or veterinarian and marine biologist…or marine biologist and dog trainer. As a young girl, I had animal trading cards that I memorized every detail of every animal. Who didn’t love a capybara, worlds largest rodent, of South America?
My house was filled with multiple cats, dogs, hamsters, fish and even a turtle or two. When I went to college I had a black lab, a Siamese cat, and a miniature rabbit with me. There was a short time in my life when I didn’t have a pet but I was very unhappy and rectified my living situation as soon as possible.
I have had some rich experiences looking after animals. I have many years of experience volunteering at animal shelters, rescues and horse farms. I’ve witnessed several operations including the neutering of a doberman pinscher and the gelding of several stallions. I had to give my little kitty a modified Heimlich maneuver when he got into the garbage and choked on a chicken bone. I’ve sat in the Georgia heat trying to coax a stray dog to me for more than an hour. I gave my beloved lab Murphy insulin shots in the morning and the night for over seven years of her life (RIP Murphy!).
My point is I have a lot of experience with animals. So opening up Kritter Keepers is the first step for me to re-capture my dream to work with animals. I don’t want to work with any animals…I want to work with your animals. I want to love them and take care of them so you can leave without guilt and worry, whether it is just during the day for work or it’s a week on vacation.