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  • Dog Grooming Job Gave Homeless Woman a New Job and Life

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...103084697.html

    The moment really hit 40-year-old Danielle Simpson on the dance floor as she pranced about doing disco moves in a donated red, spaghetti-strap gown.

    “I can’t believe I’m here,” she said. “A lot happened this year, so much. I’m nervous about what comes next. But I feel like now I’m ready. I’m not going back to that old life.”

    It was the night before her graduation from a six-month course to teach women how to groom dogs — and begin to turn their lives around.

    For Simpson, a struggling single mother, baggy jeans and T-shirts had more than suited her as she fought to recover from a year and a half of loss — the death of her teenaged son, her grandmother slipping into illness and dementia, her mother suffering a stroke, and her own bout with homelessness.......
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  • #2
    What a wonderful story.
    Old groomers never die, they just go at a slower clip.

    Groom on!!!

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    • #3
      We are in a very special field, and nice to see we get to hear some of the wonderful things that happen.

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      • #4
        Love this story. Nice to see that it got some press. I have known groomers that got into the trade and turned their lives around, some after abusive marriages.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 123Linda View Post
          Love this story. Nice to see that it got some press. I have known groomers that got into the trade and turned their lives around, some after abusive marriages.
          Yep. She's almost me 22 years ago. My story, Miracle in Sierra Vista is on my blog. This career changes lives and empowers us. Look at me!!! Homeless , cab driver with a degree, to business owner and blogger of the year twice!

          Congrats to her. Hope she has as much success as she deserves
          <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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