Meet the Intern Shelby

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Hello everybody! I have been interning here at BullyFamBam for a few weeks now, so here’s a chance for me to introduce myself. My name is Shelby, and I have had dogs all of my life. In fact, there have only been two months when I didn’t have a dog. Throughout my life, I have had a lab, lab/golden retriever mix, a rescued red Siberian husky, a large mixed breed, and a pug/chihuahua mix. I think I had a black husky when I was very little, but I don’t remember (haha). Before I was born, my mom owned several huskies that she bred, and while she doesn’t want another one due to their energy and constant hair shedding, we both still get excited when we see a husky out walking.

Several years ago, I started working at a veterinary clinic where I would take care of the pets in the boarding and recovery areas. I loved this job because I got to meet many types of dogs and learn more about how to take care of their health. I remember feeling proud of myself when I learned how to give insulin and how to handle IVs. I also felt proud when I was one of the few people in the clinic who could handle a particular dog who was extremely cage-aggressive. This experience helped me learn how to prepare myself when dealing with dogs of different temperaments.

After owning and working with dogs for years, I have thought about the breeds that I would like to own in the future. My first choice would be to look at local shelters and find a dog that’s suitable for whatever my lifestyle will be. I also love pug mixes just because many of them are so freaking cute and funny looking at the same time. However, I would really like to own a greyhound one day. Even though they are the fastest breed, greyhounds are couch potatoes as long as they are exercised properly, and they are pretty quiet too. I know that many of them need to be rescued after they retire from racing, and I think that one (or more) would fit into my lifestyle whatever that may be at the time.

Now that I’ve shared about my history and love of dogs, I just want to say that I’m excited to be a part of this team. I love both animals and writing, and this blog allows me to combine these passions. I like that I get to think about what information I want to share about dogs each week, and I even get to learn things along the way. Thank you for reading this and taking the time to get to know me. I hope to write a lot more soon.

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