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I had a major rant...about my major. I saw an advisor in the advising department and they agreed that a BA in Biology was the fastest ticket for me out of here. And then the infamous question:

What will you do with a BA in biology?

Well...I called my old boss in New York and said "hey, I'm graduating *yea me!* and I would love if you would hire me for the spring and summer, I really hope to apply to another school for the Fall of '10."

Well I left a message with them two days ago and I had a message on my cell today. I called back and have a bit of research to do, but they did one better, not only do I have a job, I have a place to stay, free rent and board. I am SO EXCITED. Thanks so much for helping me decide to change my major wheee!

Oh yes, best part: since I'll be graduating I'll be getting my graduation gift (puppy of my choice) and since I will be At work where I will be then I get to work from "home" essentially and have the dog with me, this means I will be there CONSTANTLY for the first 8-9 months of puppies life. Is that not enough? That was an actual rewuest should it be longer? 12 months?
 

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It is and I have worked for them before, the fact that they are doing this means...so much to me...they throw me birthday parties and I really am part of their family as well as their business. I in addition to getting to work with exotics like tigers and elephants I babysit and train dogs.

Moxie of course is welcome, and so is the puppy. My parents are excited as well because the only expense will be health insurance (because I won't be a full time student).

I don't spend much as long as Moxie is kept in kibble and comfy beds she's low maintenance.

A puppy, well I've been saving everything so I'm ready for that. (or so my insane budgets say)
 

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WOW GREAT NEWS!!!! Fantastic!!! Im so happy for you!!!! :--big_grin:
 

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But is 8-9 months enough? You know of constant two hour pee breaks and all that. *goes to get a book "Puppy Raising for dummies"* As before I got Moxie I will read and read and research and ask 100s of silly questions...and maybe 5 or 10 realllly good ones. Moxie is asleep across my side right now, sooo spoiled.
 

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By 8 months (actually well before that.. probably more like 5 or 6 months) Sam was able to hold his pee/poo the full day while I was at work. He held it consistantly all night from about 3 months. He was not crated, so he used a peepad during the day until he was able to hold it the full time. If you crate train, you may find that the dog can hold it even longer earlier, simply because they don't want to pee where they lay. Eight months is definitely plenty of time.. and such great bonding time you'll have!

I will say that even though you can be home with the pup all the time, definitely still take trips away, of many different lengths of time from 10 mins up to several hours, so the pup doesn't develop separation anxiety for when you will need to be gone during the days.
 

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There will be times where I'll be on location sometimes, all day, but there will be someone to let him out if neccesary. I'll also leave him with different people. And soemtimes he'll come with us and experience...well all sorts of things. I have to brush up on the weeks and what each week is, like fear imprinting etc. I know it's in my class notes somewhere....
 

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WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Yeah for you, Moxie and your upcoming puppy. I would say by 9 months the puppy is potty trained and able to hold it all day so as long as someone can come and let them out if you are gone all day it should be fine. Congrats and tell us more about the job. It sounds cool to work with tigers.
 

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/metiger.jpg -First time I worked with Tigers.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/melaverne.jpg - The snake on my desk. Who is very sweet and does a lot of school programs.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/mesteely.jpg - Yes I luv you too
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/georgie.jpg - Tech support is here! I'll have dis paper jam fixed in noooo time!!!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/mejoey.jpg - Baby kangaroo babysitting
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mirage16/DSC_0161.jpg - Moxie and the herd (a cat that thinks he's a dog, and 3 dogs that think they're cats)
 

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well, dang. Congratulations - things tend to fall into place once you graduate :)

So what's this outfit you're gonna work for - tigers, elephants, snakes...a circus? a zoo? Sigfried & Roy?

:D
 

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It's an animal modelling agency. I know it sounds silly, but it's actually a pretty cool job.
 

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That is totally awesome! Congratulations!
 

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This is exactly why you never, EVER burn bridges. Regardless of how good or sour the parting may have been.

You obviously left a good impression on your old boss, and it doesn't seem like it took much discussion for him to take you back on.

When I was a kid, I worked at the same Exxon station 5 times LOL And some of the partings were, um, brutal. Long story, but it wasn't my fault I will say :)
 

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I love working with them and it really is like I am part of the family as well (only I get along with her better than my mother) and my grandmother, and her daughter is like my little sister. So I'm not just working on a computer or just working with animals...or just babysitting even.

Her 10 year old she was...8 at the time wrote an essay for school about her "Big sister" Kate.

My first day of work we picked up a new puppy and I called my mom from the car after picking him up and I siad, "Mom they got me a puppy!' my mother's reaction was priceless. But as usual as soon as they met "puppy" (Pippin) and he started coming over more and more, they got upset when I didn't bring him home. "Um...where is OUR dog?"

Best part is that I can work in my PJs and have no commute.
 
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