LISA Wroe has been chasing her tail and those of her customers since retiring from the police force.
But it’s all in a day’s work for the busy Diggle mum who couldn’t be happier with her career swop.
Lisa has fulfilled her ambition by opening her own dog grooming business at Valley Mill in Delph.
That follows on from the publication of a second children’s book-the subject matter inspired by her passion for canine welfare.
And judging by the reaction of customers Boo, Milo and Dotty, Lisa’s pet pampering is just the job.
“Getting these premises is a big weight off my shoulders,” explained Lisa in between shampoo and clipping her first customers.
“I’d been looking around for some time and they are ideal. I have resigned from the police after 21 years and made the leap.
“This is it now,” smiled Lisa, happy to open all hours to suit the needs of her clients.
“Some dogs just want a bath because their coats are mucky; it’s as simple as that.
“The curly, coated breeds need more attention because their fur gets matted and knotted which can lead to other problems.”
It was while employed at Boothswood Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Ripponden, that Lisa was originally inspired to write ‘Tales from the Dog Grooming Shed.’
Volume two is now available with the strapline ‘only paws allowed.’ “It has been a nice aside for me,” added Lisa who has been a regular visitor to local primary schools reading excerpts from the books.
“Now, I have opened up my own business I am sure there will further volumes. I’ve got lots of ideas.
“I’m hoping to take a reiki course which I may do with the dogs in future and I’m also working with the RSPCA Centre at Waterhead.
“I’ve offered to groom any dog that needs some TLC before re-homing free of charge. And people can drop off any food, toys or money donations for the RSPCA at the salon.”