Welcome to Journey,
I have been a trainer for 22
years. To say it has been a journey is correct! I have been
searching for a career that would make me happy, and help
others. Retail, salon, restaurant server, cashier, etc...NONE
of which was a fit for me. I worked at an upscale boarding
and grooming facility, while attending school to become
a veterinarian technician, which is initially what I wanted
to be. Little did I know that I had stumbled upon a world
which I finally fit in. I truly had found a "job"
that I was truly happy with.
The owner of facility where
I worked, bred and showed Golden Retrievers. I was generously
given one of her dogs, Buzz...and so our journey began.
Buzz has brought me through
ups and downs. New adventures, stepping into unknown territory
and took in all I possibly could. From potty training to
basic training, patience, laughter, tears, he taught me
anything is possible.
The one thing that was and
always will remain is dogs bring people together. From all
walks of life, different backgrounds, ages, careers, ethnicity,
Buzz has brought this misfit gal together. Without our dogs,
many of our paths would never have crossed.
Dogs have brought amazing
clients, life long friends, whom I now consider family,
into my life forever. And brought strangers together who
are now friends...all because of our dogs. Regardless, having
a purebred, a rescue dog, first dog owner or owner of many
growing up with dogs, we are all misfits. Only the power
of our 4 legged angels can bring so many different people
together to form friendships, kindness, empathy and compassion
for one another.
Lead by example. Treat others
as you would wish to be treated. I was taught this at a
young age. I now listen, learn, and tear up when I see that
my love of dogs has lead all these beautiful misfits to
Buzz is, and will always be
my best friend, my hero. He saved my life in ways only a
doggy could. Buzz has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but will
forever remain through all of you!
I am blessed and grateful,
that I get to do a job that helps make that unbreakable
bond between a dog and their owner.
Journey, one paw step at a
time. Together our dogs will help guide us to make a difference,
the world so desperately needs...unconditional love!
Furever your friend,