Personal Reflection on Work Experience - Lost Dogs Home

Essay by danozJunior High, 8th gradeA, January 2005

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To be interested in dogs is one thing, but to get your self up early, every morning of your career just to clean, feed and look after dogs isn't the easiest thing in the word too do. But on the other hand, if you do enjoy spending time with dogs and working along side people of all types this might just be the job you could be interested in, work experience gives you the opportunity you need too test yourself for a week in the busy, but normal day at the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne.

Walking into the lunchroom in the morning for the first daytime was similar to your first day at a new school. Starting off every morning was the 'poo pickup' as most of the workers referred to it as. Taking about 1 hour for all 150 of the dogs we then moved onto replacing al the blankets in the kennels and hosing them down, which then was replaced by a new blanket.

After all the kennels had been successfully cleaned we had a short 20 break for morning tea. Following morning tea was feeding time and we were made to prepare the dog food containing 20 or so cans of dog food MANUALLY mixed with a wheel barrow of dry dog food. Taking about three quarters of an hour to feed all the dogs we then were scheduled for a few emergency calls; which were a lot of fun. Back in time for an hour's lunch we then went off again for the last part of the day. This part varied between jobs like; receiving all the donations (blankets, towels, sheets) and folding them to be put into the storage rooms or going into the surgery room and observing different types of surgery, the...