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Old 04-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #41
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I am 15. I have always loved animals of any kind. I have a business where i draw portraits of people's pets - Pawsome Pet Portraits.
I learned almost everything i know about fish from my dad. When I was little, my parents got me a goldfish. Then my dad (who has always liked fish tanks) got a 20 gallon community freshwater tank. About three years ago, he pretty much just left for work and came home with a 130 gallon tank! so I have kinda been doing the fish tank thing my whole life... But I just finally got my OWN 10 gallon tank, which I hope to upgrade to at least a 30 gallon.
Great job on the portraits!!!! Very impressive
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #42
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I'm really old (50). I work as a fish taxonomist (classifying and identifying fishes) and natural history museum curator. I started keeping fish when I was five, and intend to continue keeping them until I'm too old to see them. (In other words, a couple more years.)

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I'm 28 and I own a small business caring for horses and also provide behavior modification for dogs. My background has all been animal related since age 18, when I worked as a corporate receptionist at the HQ for a huge gym and was in charge of the VP's emails and errand ***** for all the big wigs in each department. WORST JOB EVER! Except the mail room manager kept a Betta fish on my desk since he didn't have a desk and I fed the little guy for him. Thanks mail guy! That led me to this hobby technically.

Next job I took was at a dog kennel (art store, bartender, trail-riding guide, some other gigs during college) where I moved in central California .
- I groomed pets at a nice mom'n'pop kennel
-I found a job in rescue work and I did a lot of training and scouting for new owners while I exercised a pack of 10-15 goldens.
-a full time receptionist gig at a vet hospital when we managed to move our rescues all into foster care. I loved the customers but its a very emotional job and death is so hard to deal with for me, so I choose to leave and set out on my own.

3 years later, I can handle the "dog walker" cliche and just be happy I never doubted my instinct to work with pets. I make great relationships and the appreciation from clients is the best reward. Also I have a bunch of furry friends than mean the world to me! I am an artist, and I tutor French for extra cash.

Fish88- you are massively talented! I want you to look up the artist Ramona Lowe, you remind me if her realism and whimsy with animal portraits.
She sells cards of her pet art and the vet hospital I worked at sent one to each bereaved owner.

Your pony looks exquisite! Upscale lady and baby boutiques will sell your art and you only need to make sure you charge Enough! Ill look u up online or link us all to your website or gallery.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:25 AM   #44
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I am 28, i am enlisted in the airforce currently in okinawa japan. I schedule the flying and maintenace for the aircraft that we have here. Currently have 5 tanks, 90, 75, 40 and two 15 gal. I like to work on cars(own a nissan s-14) and of course fish.
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First of all thank you To all the vets and ones currently serving! We wouldn't be able to enjoy what we do or how we live without you!

I'm 28 and currently finishing up my degree in marine biology, with a focal on aquariums and filtration. I have three tanks at my house and a fourth in the works. 135 reef, 90 gallon predator, and a 5 gallon pico. Working on a seahorse and pipe fish tank.
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I'm 28 and I own a small business caring for horses and also provide behavior modification for dogs. My background has all been animal related since age 18, when I worked as a corporate receptionist at the HQ for a huge gym and was in charge of the VP's emails and errand ***** for all the big wigs in each department. WORST JOB EVER! Except the mail room manager kept a Betta fish on my desk since he didn't have a desk (my lobby was like an airplane hangar) and I fed the little guy for him.

Next job I took was at a dog kennel and I groomed pets. The volunteering I did in high school was at the humane society and I have always "preferred" fuzzy customers than human ones. That was fun but I found a job in rescue work and I did a lot of training and scouting for new owners while I exercised a pack of 10-15 goldens.

Hmmmm, that became a full time receptionist gig at a vet hospital when we managed to move our rescues all into foster care. I loved the customers but its a very emotional job and death is so hard to deal with for me, so I choose to leave and set out on my own.

3 years later, I can handle the "dog walker" cliche and just be happy I never doubted my instinct to work with pets. I make great relationships and the appreciation from clients is the best reward. Also I have a bunch of furry friends than mean the world to me! I am an artist, and I tutor French for extra cash.

Fish88- you are massively talented! I want you to look up the artist Ramona Lowe, you remind me if her realism and whimsy with animal portraits.
She sells cards of her pet art and the vet hospital I worked at sent one to each bereaved owner.

Your pony looks exquisite! Upscale lady and baby boutiques will sell your art and you only need to make sure you charge Enough! Ill look u up online or link us all to your website or gallery.
Thanks ok I will. It's actually my friends miniature horse. They are smaller than ponies. But thanks so much! this is my website:
www.pawsomepetpirtraits.blogspot.com
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First of all thank you To all the vets and ones currently serving! We wouldn't be able to enjoy what we do or how we live without you!
That just needed said again.
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Thanks ok I will. It's actually my friends miniature horse. They are smaller than ponies. But thanks so much! this is my website:
www.pawsomepetpirtraits.blogspot.com
Just wanted to say that I think your art is amazing. You really have a lot of talent.
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