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Iowa Cat Groomer is Smitten by the Kittens

She’s been running her cat-grooming salon for 10 years.

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Betsey Qualley, Smitten Kitten, Des Moines, IA

Betsey Qualley recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her cat-grooming salon, Smitten Kitten. Cheering her on at work are shop cats Walter, Lola and Delores, all from Furry Friends Rescue. At home are kitties Dorothy (posing with Qualley here), Pickles, Rosie, Orangie and Shelley, plus husband George and daughter Charlotte. Surrounding herself with such a large family helps keep Qualley happy and successful.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: EVA LEWIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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How Angela Pantalone of Wag Central Stays Sane

Balance, some laughter and just being herself!

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Angela PantaloneWag Central, Stratford, CT

This former schoolteacher now spends her days owning and operating Wag Central. She manages a team of more than 27, which includes her children Ellie, Annie and Gus, whom she helps balance life, school and work at the facility for doggie day care, boarding, grooming, training and all-around fun. Busy lady!

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When Not Enraptured by Reptiles, Richard Allen Hops on His Harley

And pumps those muscles!

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Richard Allen REPTILE RAPTURE, MONONA, WI

Richard Allen breeds, sells and even rescues reptiles at the store he owns and operates with his wife, Cheryl. Pictured here is one such breeder, a male black-headed python from Australia named Mr. Awesome. When not working, Allen enjoys spending time with his family, which also includes daughter Paige and pup Pebbles.

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How Groomer Gabriel Feitosa Keeps a Sharp Edge

His newest adventure is learning Japanese.

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Gabriel Feitosa
GABRIEL FEITOSA GROOMING SALON,SAN DIEGO, CA

Not only does Gabriel Feitosa own and operate a successful grooming salon inside Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe, he also travels internationally to teach and judge at grooming and dog shows. He even has sponsors: Hydra and Utsumi. When not working, Feitosa enjoys spending time with his husband, Jeremy, and their Scottish Terrier Poncho and Poodles Cronos, Blue and Mimo (pictured here).

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