CAREERS FOR DOG LOVERS by Lynn Hall

CAREERS FOR DOG LOVERS

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Hall, who has combined writing dog stories with other dog-related occupations, surveys some of the possibilities open to others who share her enthusiasm. Like her, most will have to combine two or more jobs to earn a living, and those interested in ""show biz"" careers (handling, judging, etc.)--a weekend industry in any case--will probably have to put in years of hobby showing before earning anything. Other occupations range from breeding, grooming, and boarding dogs to making and merchandising paraphernalia, ""artistic"" and otherwise. No job is too lowly for consideration here (pet sitting, dog walking, kennel cleaning)--or, it seems, too outrÉ: Hall suggests, for the creative, spinning and weaving dog combings into ""lovely garments,"" acknowledging however that as ""it takes a great deal of hair to make a garment. . . this probably isn't a practical craft upon which to build a career."" Not always practical perhaps, but amiably down-to-earth.

Pub Date: Jan. 27th, 1978
Publisher: Follett