Tuesday, September 18, 2018
My Other Career
by Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of an adjoining barkery and bakery, whose adventures are memorialized in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston
Of course you all know that I own two bake shops, Barkery and Biscuits, and Icing on the Cake. I'm always so happy that both are successful. I sell lots of healthy dog treats in the Barkery and human treats in Icing that are hopefully delicious. Another thing I love about them is that I've been able to hold quite a few adoption events in the Barkery, and that's resulted in lots of wonderful needy pets finding new forever homes.
I don't talk quite as much about my other career as a part-time veterinary technician. That used to be my only career till I acquired the shops, and I loved it. Still do. I sometimes wish I could still spend more time at the Knobcone Veterinary Clinic helping animals and their health.
Oh, and I of course also adore some of the people there. Dr. Arvus Kline--Arvie--has been my friend and mentor for quite a while. And then there's Dr. Reed Storme ... who's become even more than a friend.
You may also know that I've gotten into the bad--or good--habit of solving murders that have happened around
. That's because either I or one of my friends gets
accused, so of course I have to figure out who really did it. In the most recent of those, Pick and Chews, Reed's the one who the
cops consider the most likely suspect, so he withdrew his objection to my
getting involved in such things, just this once, so I could help. Knobcone
Anyway, I think that soon I'm going to ask my great bakery assistants, Dinah, Janelle, Frida and Vicky, to take care of things at the shops so I can go back to being a full-time vet tech, for one day at least. I'll check my sweet pup Biscuit into the day care facility at the back of the clinic for the whole day, and just interact with people and their wonderful pets, helping our vets including Arvie and Reed save lives and do healthful stuff to help in pets' ongoing lives.
It'll be fun, and a wonderful break of sorts from being in charge. But knowing me, one day doing nothing but vet teching will be enough... for now.
PICK AND CHEWS, the fourth Barkery & Biscuits Mystery by Linda O. Johnston, is a May 2018 release.