The true story of Laura Marchant, a fanatical animal lover who lived all her life in a quite seaside resort in England. After many years loyal service she was pushed out of the office leaving her at a crossroads in her life not knowing which path to take. After a short unsuccessful stint working as a volunteer in a charity shop she decided to follow her heart and set up a pet sitting business. For 7 years she lived amongst dogs, with her own trusty Golden Retriever ‘Brece’ at her side the whole time. Laura didn’t know what had hit her.
Eventually the pair found their feet, Brece earned her keep by keeping the dogs in order whilst Laura dealt with the owners. Whilst watching over her furry friends in the evening she makes her observations of the dogs especially in relation to the pack mentality.
Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter describes the hilarious antics that she encountered and also the many highs and the lows whilst trying to keep her customers pets safe. The lowest point being committing the cardinal sin by losing a customers beloved dog on more than one occasion. Laura Marchant is the Bridget Jones of the pet sitting world!
I am a big fan of animals, dogs included there is just something heartwarming about a dog, I don’t even own a dog but when I was younger I always wanted to be a pet sitter or a dog walker. It never happened but after reading this book I realise it is a lot more harder work than I could ever have thought. It really gives a true insight into being a professional dog walker and all the good and bad things that go into it. I like how Laura has written this story, it is written well with funny and heartwarming moments.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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