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Pretty Boy & Work Stuffs - Jessie T. Wolf
September 12th, 2008
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Pretty Boy & Work Stuffs
I went to the studio today, to pick up a check for Tim, and on my way out I was sharing the elevator with a family, and some other guy from the studio. When we got to the ground floor, I went out ahead and held the door open for the others. The guy was the last person to exit, and he looked at me, nodded and said, "Thank you, sir!"

*snickers* That's like the second time in two or three weeks that someone thought I was a guy. :} I find it rather amusing. I was wearing baggier clothes today, though. Guess I'm just a pretty boy. ;)

In other news, I started my second job working at Absolute K9 yesterday. I brought Zena here for group obedience classes last summer, although at the time I was not totally thrilled with their services. Christine is the new owner now - she just bought the place from Shelly and Jaime, and has big plans to completely renovate the place bit by bit throughout the next year, and give it a major face lift. There was *so* much stuff that the last owners overlooked, and I've spent the last two days cleaning out a lot of junk that they let pile up over time.

I'm now working there half-days on Wed. Thurs. and Fri. as a groomer, and also working in the daycare. Currently though, I am only doing bath/brush/tidies, since I'm not experienced enough with full-on clips and styles. So they are looking to get in a full-time professional groomer as well. The first couple of days have been pretty cool, though. Yesterday I had a Pomeranian, a MinPin, and a FAT Pit Bull to groom (my gods, I can't believe they let that dog get that big!! Pit Bulls are supposed to be lean and athletic, not the size of walruses!!). Today I had an older Rottie (who was the biggest baby ever!!). Was supposed to get a Cocker Spaniel in tomorrow, but they are rescheduling for next week. Oh yeah, I also got tips! I totally forgot about that, with grooming. So that made me happy. :3

Tomorrow will mostly be working in the daycare, and doing some more cleaning. I want to completely gut the grooming room, pull *everything* away from the walls, and give the place a major scrub down, cos the place looks like it hasn't been properly cleaned out in months. O___o Christine is totally cool with letting me own that grooming room, and reorganizing it however I want.

Other than that, the days are very relaxed and laid back, and Christine is awesome to work with. I may even have my first in-home boarding client soon, since one of the daycare dogs' owner is going on vacation, and is looking for someone to take care of her puppy. Really cute Pit mix puppy, and I would be totally thrilled to keep her for a few days and work on her training as well. :)

Things are also rolling along with my apprenticeship, and we are beginning a four-part curriculum in a week. It'll be my first time teaching in front of a large group, and so I'm a bit nervous, but I've decided that I'm just going to go with it. Once I do one class, the rest will start getting much easier.

So that's what's going on. Yay for working with dogs! It's the best friggin' job ever. ^^ *wags*

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From:lanakila
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I had to grin and giggle at this entry. *smiles*

I'm really glad to hear that you enjoy working with dogs! When I used to volunteer at Mountsberg, I often thought working with birds of prey happened to be the greatest job ever! Then I went down to SeaWorld and saw all those dolphin trainers and killer whale trainers swimming with their animal counterparts. Then I thought their jobs would be pretty cool too!

*grin* I think any job working with animals leaves you feeling particularly thrilled and on an emotional high!

Going off-topic:

I recently brought my Anthrocon 2006 video tapes to jaxxblackfox and centrifuge_xeno's apartment. As we were watching the video, I caught a snippet of the fursuit parade that year. We saw your character costume walking through the Dealers' Den. Jaxx piped up, "Wow! Is that Jessie?" I re-wound the tape and played it back again. Sure enough, we all believe that we saw you in the parade! Skree! It was so wonderful to think of you like that on Jaxx's television screen! :>
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 14th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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You mean this suit? ;) Yeah, I've been bouncing around in the Jessie fursuit a lot more, lately. :) Was actually just at a friend's house last night, doing a bit of suiting. It's fun, and though I still need a bit of practice with my coordination, it's a very neat pastime. :) *wags*
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From:lanakila
Date:September 15th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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Heehee! I think that's the one! Your suit definitely looked cute on you during my brief filming of the Anthrocon 2008 Fursuit Parade.

Speaking about fursuits, I am very eager to purchase my own suit! (I lack any talents and skillz to make my own fursuit.) My first instinct would've been to purchase a "Lanakila bald eagle" feathersuit. But I have been leaning more towards another bird in my life that has captured my heart and soul: the beautiful and amazing red-crested cardinal. *grin!* They look like our red Northern Cardinals, but have a slightly different plumage colour appearance. Red-crested cardinals are found in Brazil, but I fell in love with these guys on my vacation in Hawaii last year December. *grin!* So now, I want to romp around Anthrocon in a red-crested cardinal feathersuit! *beams* I just want to appear all birdy and such! ;>

But yeah, I could imagine how much fun it must be to don on your fursuit and become Jessie T. Wolf!

*smiles* Thanks for your reply!
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From:amadhi
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
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*hugs warmly, wagging "to beat the band"* :)

I've always felt you embody the best of all worlds... feminine and masculine... human and canine... "black" and "white"... :)

You are the most beautiful "guy" I've ever known... and the most incredibly beautiful "girl" I've ever known. (You had me at 'hello...' :)

*lays with his/her chin propped-up on his/her paws, tail and feet swinging in time* The world is your oyster, m'love... let's go play!! :)

And I am _so_ glad to hear that the jobs are going so well! (And that you get a chance to closely interact with the energies of the breeds you love, too! :) That's _wonderful_ love! :) Own that grooming-room... own it dawg! :D

*snuzzles!!*
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From:iron_raptor
Date:September 12th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Man that party was awesome.... I miss you guys lots. >_< The kitchen now has an empty feeling. There isn't a wolfdog snoozing there. I'm so used to now expertly creeping around this... invisible barrier where you used to be. :P

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From:sidepocket_pro
Date:September 13th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Yay for pet happiness. :3

And how the hell could anyone mistake you for a dude. You look very obviously vagina related. *boggles mind* @,@;
From:notasiwas_blue
Date:September 14th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
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Me work?!? I'm a Groomer still.
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 14th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
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If you want to move out here, sure! In fact, I told Christine about you, but I didn't know if you were still interested in working as a groomer, now that you're doing the tattoo apprenticeship.

When are you coming here again? I know it's sometime next week, right? But what is the actual date that you'll be here and what time? I need to work out with Pat who can be available to meet you at the airport.

Also, if you want to come into work with me Wed/Thurs/Friday in the morning, until about 1pm, let me know, because I will tell Christine to go ahead and start booking in actual grooming dogs, so that you and I have enough work to do. I'll bath them, and you can groom them, and Christine can see how you work with the dogs. I'm sure she'd hire you, if you are serious about the job and would be willing to move here. :)
From:notasiwas_blue
Date:September 15th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
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I hoping to do both in the long ran.. I enjoy both thing very much.

As for when I'm visiting. It's the 23 to the 30th.
I'm giving Pat the time and fight number and stuff tonight.

Sure I'll come to work with you and work.. Do I get payed? *grins* Anyway, I would love to move out there with you guys and work at your job Grooming..We can talk about it when I'm over...
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 16th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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OK!

I told Christine that you're interested in grooming for the three days, when you come into work with me. So she is going ahead and booking about 4-5 dogs per day for us (3 cuts/styles, and maybe only one or two bath/brush/tidies). We have a huge waiting list for grooming dogs, because there has not been a full-time groomer in, we've literally had to either turn people away *every day* or put them on a waiting list.

So yeah, I know you're coming here next Tuesday night, and basically you will be getting up early with me on the next morning, and going into work for 8am. :-P But the place is only a 5-minute walk from my apartment.

They're going to start your pay at $11/hour, and pay you as a contractor for the three days (so you get tax-free payment). No real formal interview - you just come in and work for the three days, and then if they like you (and you like them) they'll hire you on the spot.

You might want to bring your personal grooming equipment with you... the selection at this place is a little lacking. :/

Sound good to you? :) *wags*
From:notasiwas_blue
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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Sweet Ass!! sound GREAT to me..*wags the tip of her tail and flaps around*
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