My days at the pet store are numbered. I gave my notice to the boss man yesterday: I got hired at Dr. W's clinic and I start on the 15th of November.
I'm at once saddened and excited. A major chapter of my life is coming to a close, but a new one will begin immediately after.
My reasons for leaving are many, but the main reason is that I do not, nor will I ever have the opportunity to, learn anything new there. I am the go-to person for just about any question relating to mammals or birds in the store that nobody else can answer. There is no one who can answer the questions that I have, except Dr. W, and she's probably tired of me blowing up her cell phone.
The night of my working interview at Dr. W's clinic, I learned two new things. I was only there for four hours.
It is time for me to move on to bigger and (hopefully) better things.
What does that mean for the blog?
I've been mulling this over in my head since I got the interview at Dr. W's clinic. I wasn't quite sure what to do about it. There are a lot of dog blogs, this one is special because as far as I know, it's the only one of it's kind. Nobody else shares the details of what it's like to work in a pet store that sells animals unless they're a grudge-holding disgruntled ex-employee on the warpath.
Working at Dr. W's, I'll still see the pups from the store (and the people who buy them), just from a different angle. I'll probably be able to answer questions for you like, "Why did you purchase a pet store puppy," without sounding uber creepy.
I decided to ask SaintTawny, who also works there, to help blog. I'll still do product reviews, current news, current outbreaks of animal-related illnesses, food recalls, and post some of the more memorable stories I have from my store days. I'll also be gaining new stories of pet store puppy purchasers and what they do once they get to the vet (those who bother to go at all). SaintTawny can keep us up-to-date on what's going on store-side.
The blog will be changing, but not ending, for now.