Saturday, March 23, 2013
This is the beginning..... of the end of my Kennel Worker career. My knees have become so busted that I have now started my transition from Kennels to Reception at the Veterinary Clinic I work for. I already got to split my time between both departments, the harder Kennel part of the day I spent up at Reception and then got to go to Kennels afterwards. My boss/best friend from Kennels and I had this understanding that if I can't to the job any longer, I would just be transferred to Reception full time. They appreciate my work in both departments, and I absolutely love both jobs. High energy, high stress, fast paced environment... never a dull moment. (What? How does that not sound like a great job.... you people are silly), I was responsible for training all staff and watching over the Protocols in Kennels. I will get to train one of new team members to take that over for me. She will do great, she is an awesome girl.
So all around this will be wonderful. I will no longer crawl out of my car at night after coming home from work, just to drag myself to the couch and hope that my knee will not swell up. I will actually get to restore my knees and build them up, and go for walks with my dogs again (I will NOT take the Labrador, lol. I will stick with the little poodle).
The Lord has been so good to me to put me in the midst of that Hospital years ago. It was a great opportunity for me. When they hired me, they had a bet going how long I would stay. I had admitted that I am terrified of German Shepherds in the interview, but they hired me anyway. And after 2 weeks they offered me a full time position as the right hand of the Kennel Supervisor to train the Kennel Staff. They even got used to me singing Disney songs and Christmas songs year round because it puts spring in my step and makes the work a bit faster.
So no more puppies for me. That's okay. I am thinking that now I will have more incentive of working and training with my own dogs again. I have neglected that in recent years.
Wish me well, people!!! Now I get to take care of our clients full time, and that is also a job I love. We do get the occasional nasty person, but I always think, they should see Jesus in me when I am dealing with them. It might be the only time in their lives they see a person who shows them what that would look like. And that is a huge responsibility as a Christian!!! So I will keep singing my songs, and whistling my tunes and spreading the love and joy wherever I go :)