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Journal Entry: Tue Nov 3, 2015, 4:06 AM

Well the wedding is over with now. If anyone is interested in looking at the pretty wedding pics, you can visit my Pinterest over here:…

Now that the dust has settled, I am looking for a new job in the Tacoma area. I've never lived in the city before, things are different here than they were where I used to live. I come from a land of sleepy cities, podunk towns, and middle of nowhere houses. Jobs were easy to find because, I guess, not many people had my kind of skill set in the area that I lived. But here in Tacoma, jobs seem to be in high demand, and those people who have them seem to hold on to them for dear life. I've never been without a job for this long before. I've had a few interviews, but nothing has worked out yet. I'm starting to worry. It's never taken me this long to track down a job in the past. I can only contribute it to the change of location.

I would ideally like to get a job working with animals again, but, so far, there have been no leads, and my experience is heavily exotics-centric, which is for some reason disappointing to dog and cat clinics. I would think a dog and cat clinic would be thrilled to learn that a prospective employee has official certification, shining recommends from her past place of employment, and extensive experience dealing with fractious bobcats (felines), skittish foxes (canines), and constant, delicate emergencies. I'm not sure what I'm missing here.

To my knowledge there are no exotic vet clinics in the Tacoma area, only dog and cat, which means that the only chance I have of working with exotics again is probably if I go back to working at a pet store. It's a huge step backward from where I was in Bothell, but I don't know what else to do. Zoos are so competitive. I would excel at a zoo job, I am itching to work for one; I have so much experience working with wildlife and exotics that most species in an ectotherm department would be old news to me. But I have never had a call back from a zoo before. Despite numerous resumes. I attribute this to my lack of technical education, lack of a bachelor's in zoology or animal husbandry, whatever paperwork they want to see. It kills me, because I have had coworkers who knew less about what I know go on to be hired at zoos and traveling collections in the past. They get hired at my dream job, and I know that I am more qualified. They get hired because they went to school for longer than I did, while I spent the same amount of time they did at school actually working with the animals they only learned about in books.

I don't often think highly of myself. In fact, I never do. But I am confident in my ability to work with animals, particularly reptiles. I just wish I could find somewhere to use my skill. I feel like the exotic clinic in Bothell is the closest I'll ever get, and I'll never get that close again. I no longer have the option of moving out of state at the last moment, now that I am married, so I can no longer send resumes to zoos in places like Texas or Oklahoma. I'm stuck here, in Tacoma, seemingly purposeless. I won't be happy forever working at a dog and cat clinic, even if I do get hired, nor would I be satisfied with a career at a grooming salon, or a dog boarding facility.

My passion is with exotics. I came to this realization many years ago. I just don't know what to do with this passion. Feeling very lost right now.

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United States
I am a digital artist with an affinity for the so-called "ferals" of anthropomorphic nature (think of the movies Bambi, The Lion King, The Land Before Time, etc), that is, quadrupedal animals that speak and emote as humans do.

Drawing is simply a hobby for me, though I do occasionally take commissions if I am blessed with free time.

When I'm not doodling or mucking about in the reptile room, I am working at an exotic veterinary clinic, where I wrestle alligators, cuddle prairie dogs, and talk with vasa parrots. My job takes precedence, so my artwork takes time!



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Kiboku Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gotta say I've been a fan for a while (although randomly it said that I wasn't watching you? dA stop unwatching people without my permission!) so I'm SO appreciative of the watch-back! < 333 Thank you!
rottingseams Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Oh, goodness, thank you so much for the watch! I am honored.
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No! I'm honored to be watching you~!
imke14 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude come on, all i'm asking for is that you just take my art off your blog
i asked nicely and you keep ignoring me 
if you ignore this comment i'm not going to keep this private anymore
you can hide this one and send me a note, or simply just remove the picture and i won't bother you again but if you don't then i won't be bothered to tell others about this
i don't intend to make you uncomfortable, i just want my art from your blog
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, cupcake. Maybe next time we don't upload pictures we are so attached to on a public website such as Deviantart with the "Share on Tumblr" option for all the world to utilize? Thanks.

imke14 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deviantart turns that option on automatically and i didn't even know it was there until now, and still you could ask before reposting my things

and don't act all demeaning when you're the one being childish by ignoring all other attempts of communicating with you
seriously i asked you politely and you blatantly ignored me when you could've said "ok i'll take it down" and we'd both be done with it
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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imke14 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooohkay lets try it for the 3rd time...
could you please remove my drawing from your blog? i prefer not having any of my art used by anyone but me unless i give permission (which i probably would've given you had you just asked)
Hossinfeffa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Shaddie!! Are you still in the WA area? I finally have moved to Seattle! It is great to see you still posting art now and then. Looks great <3
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