Saturday, January 24, 2009

Aubi's First Paying Gig

Auburn has wanted a "job" since we started traveling which led to lots of interesting discussions about it. Since we typically move from one location to another every few weeks, it has called for her to be very creative in order to make this dream come true.

At some point she said she'd really love to make money doing what she loves-working with dogs. We thought that was a great idea given tons of people in the parks have dogs. She wrote up an ad and I converted it to a poster she could hang up.

She wasn't sure she was ready yet though. She trained her own dog, but was she able to train another dog? She ended up getting to do a practice run on a sweet dog named Snookums (thank you Tom and dear wife) and that gave her some confidence. I noticed she still didn't hang her poster though.

I asked, she hemmed and hawed, so I gave her space. I guess she was finally ready because the first day we got to this park, she went and hung her poster. And while she was hanging it, someone saw it and asked her about it and she got her first paying gig.

This is the beauty she is working with: I'm so thrilled for her. It's always a sweet thing in life when you can do what you love and make money doing it.


April said...

As a teen I babysat for friends who had a doberman. I absolutely adored her. Tell Auburn dd and I are rooting for her =D

little castle said...

Thank you, I will tell her. She'll be touched to hear it.

unschoolermom said...

That is awesome! I enjoyed reading about this!


laurie l. goodman said...

good for her!
our crew has wanted to do the same thing, i'll have to read this entry to them for inspiration! ask auburn if she'd b be willing to give advice on the do's and don'ts of this business and what has been rewarding and/or difficult...perhaps you can post a blog entry about her specific experiences and observations.

little castle said...

Thanks for sharing it with us, Kandy. =)

little castle said...

Laurie-I'll ask her and if she is willing I'll post another blog entry about it. I'm so thrilled to see your pictures of the day are back. I missed them!