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    My other job

    Apart from spending my entire shift posting on forums, my other job is a dog walker. I walk a few dogs every morning, Mon - Fri, it paid for a new kitchen and it will help fund our vacation later this year. My wife started the business, but after a knee reconstruction then back surgery, I took over. I find it helps me deal with the stresses of the job, not only the fresh air, but the inter-action with people who aren't my police clients ~ most people you deal with are either victims/witnesses or the offenders. I've walked a dog for the past 6 years who's "dad" died, aged in his late 80's late last year and it was touch and go if his "mom", also in her 80's, would survive after 50+ years of marriage. But she's still fighting the good fight.

    Here's a few of the dogs we've looked after ~


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    WOW!!! Thats a lot of dogs. I'm glad that you have found something that relaxes you other than the computer. We all need to get away from the stresses of the job, no matter what it is. Here's to making friends to all of the legitimate animals and not the ones you deal with on the job.


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    Did you also walk that cat in the middle?

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    I bet these dogs don't actually get much of a walk. Tony couldn't cope with being away from the keyboard for too long. I'd guess there is just a treadmill next to his computer and the dogs go on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Did you also walk that cat in the middle?
    That was a 20+ year old cat, the wife looks after all the cats and the birds and rabbits. I do the dogs.

    Some of those dogs are of course no longer with us.

    I take some to a leash free park and THEY run around for 45-60 minutes, others I have to lead walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I bet these dogs don't actually get much of a walk. Tony couldn't cope with being away from the keyboard for too long. I'd guess there is just a treadmill next to his computer and the dogs go on that.


    Maybe he takes his computer with him as he walks, and posts on LEF via wireless signals.

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    so tell me the truth... are dalmations as crazy as people say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    so tell me the truth... are dalmations as crazy as people say?
    The ones we've walked were pretty active for 10 minutes . . . . .




    They're like labs . . . . they'll be as lazy as their owner.

 

 

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