Some are ideally suited for winter and the cold.
Yoshi is about six. He was rescued from a kill-shelter by a woman running Refuges St-Chatques (a play on words for St-Jacques). I found Yoshi last year on http://petfinder.com .
Jacob is about seven. Jacob came from the Montréal SPCA Annex over three years ago – one of the last of the colony of around 90 cats from a hoarding situation in a 3-1/2 apartment in NDG. (Montréal speak – a 3-1/2 is a one bedroom.)
Artists and writers are known to need other employment from time to time to pay the bills. I have been a customs broker, a traffic clerk for an independent music company, a printshop assistant, a souvenir designer, and a bartender among other things.
My current day job is assistant at a dog grooming salon. I do not wield any tools – no scissors, clippers, or tweezers for me. I bathe, dry, and brush the dogs, and when required I am a canine positional facilitator. (I hold the dog for the groomer.)
People buy Bernese Mountain Dogs and Golden Retrievers – beautiful long haired breeds – and then they never brush their dog. They could buy a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or a yellow Labrador Retriever – basically the same dog in short hair. Continue reading