Chanel Abraham worked a variety of small jobs before coming to DOR. During her 10 months of training with DOR, Chanel gained many skills and was hired as an animal groomer. Chanel has aspirations to continue her education and one day become a veterinarian.
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Chanel - I work at the doggy spa where, near my home – where I used to live in Corona. I wash the dogs and blow dry. I use the clippers, these blades. I have to shave the head – but not to shave the head, only their body. I have to make the dogs look beauty and without dirty. Before they’re dirty after they’re clean. I shave cats too. Yeah, I shave them to make them like a lion and saber tail.
Well, you just have to just shave them like – it’s like art. Yes, I draw because I am an artist. I draw different kinds of animals. I have to.
Jonas, he is a German Shepard and Bejaun, he’s a Maltese Terrier. Bejaun likes to be with me he doesn’t like to lonely. Jonas has been freaking out I don’t know what’s going on in his head.
I wanted to become a veterinarian to help – I wanted to help all these poor innocent animals. Well, I think I better learn about medicine or medical health care because I have to work hard to not disappoint it.
I have to listen to my own words. I need to think of my own life
and that’s my responsibility and that’s my umm – I have to do what I must do because I have to. I need to because I want to. I am still very strong and hard headed.