Laura takes us on her journey describing the immense joy that the animals have brought into her life. But it’s not all fun and games. With sometimes as many as ten dogs around her home, things can get a tad hectic. Not to forget the every day challenges faced in keeping the pets happy and safe when out walking. Luckily she is not alone in her quest; her unusually dominant Golden Retriever ‘Brece’ is always by her side. Brece earns her keep by convincingly playing the part of the alpha female, ensuring harmony amongst the pack.
At times, the responsibility that Laura faces becomes overwhelming. She may think she has everything covered but that hand of fate could quite easily swoop down, creating havoc for her and the dogs. Laura has endured many close calls and teetered on the precipice of disaster may a time. The longer she continues with her pet sitting enterprise, the more likely hood that total disaster will actually strike. Is she tempting fate?
Laura Marchant is the Bridget Jones of the pet sitting world!
A tour for a book about dogs? Yes, please!!
I thought I would be in for a fun read, but it was not only that. There were heart breaking parts as well as heart warming ones, sad passages and happy passages, events the author learned from the hard way and some things seemed to go without any difficulties.
I am happy that her system works out for the author, but I have to admit that I am a bit sceptic. A dog still is a dog and that means that even if he is well behaved and reacts to every command, I would not dream of doing certain things especially with dogs that are not mine.
That’s personal, of course and I did enjoy the book. It’s fluently written, has funny parts and gives tips that are useful.
I am a die hard dog lover and I adore mine even though they can be very naughty too. In fact, dogs are often like children but without the furry coat. 😉
One vet told me once that my dog was the king of the house and he did not say it in a very positive way. But whatever 😉 😊 Every kingdom has borders and my king knows exactly how far he can go…
4 paws, I mean stars. 😊
Thank you, Laura Marchant and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Laura Marchant was born in 1959 in the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. Both her parents were born in the same town, so not exactly a family of intrepid travellers! As a child Laura and her siblings were fortunate enough to own shares in the families pets. Unbeknown to Laura at the time, her love for the animals formed the blueprint for a large part of her life. In 2011 she finally found her vocation, and in the comfort of her own home, set up a pet boarding business. For the next 7 years she shared her abode with a pack of dogs. A lot of this time was spent watching over the animals and observing their behaviour, which in turn inspired her to write her first novel ‘Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter’.