posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:02 PM
I know that people on ATS have been asking for a forum for and about animals. I would like to put myself out there for a question and answer type
forum to offer people help with they're animals.
Let me tell a bit about myself and why I think I have the qualifications to do this. My mother was a cat breeder and had at one time over 200 cats in
our house.I was the one that took them to the vet and cleaned up after them, gave them they're meds etc. when she was finally shut down and the humane
society came out for the cats ( the term now is hoarder and I had to be the bad guy and make her get rid of them) the humane society gave me
recommendations on my ability to handle and care for cats.All of the cats were well cared for. That was never the issue.The issue was she was spending
all her money on them and couldn't give them the attention they needed.
I then went on to dog groom here in St.Louis and ended up with more recommendations from 5 different area vets on my ability to not only handle dogs
but to recognize health issues that either the owner needed to be made aware of,or of life threatening issues that needed immediate attention.I did
this with all my heart for 15 years. After I lost my lovely companion of 16 years (my beautiful Sheltie) my heart went out of me.I finally left
grooming when my clients older dogs started dying off as well during this time. I found that I just got too attached to them and it broke my heart to
hear the owner crying on the phone telling me they just lost so and so last night.
I may be too soft to deal with the pain and loss of those dogs,but I haven't forgotten anything I learned as a groomer,and I still keep in touch with
my former co-workers ( wonderful people to know).I would be more than happy to offer my services for the good of ATS and the people that visit
here.I've learned so much coming to this site, that I feel its only right to give back when I can.If you decide that I can be of help,please let me
know. Sincerely, Elayne.
edit on 9-12-2013 by Dimithae because: added word