Dog Min­der

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HAYDON Mor­gan, 37, of Bulli, has a job most men would love. The head brewer at James Squire’s bou­tique Malt Shovel Brew­ery is in charge of beer flavour in­no­va­tions, which means he gets to taste test beer ev­ery day. He says: My job is fan­tas­tic and I am re­minded about it ev­ery day. A few weeks ago two of my broth­ers-in- law came in, so I was show­ing around and they them asked, ‘Is this re­ally job?’ My wife asks your me all the time, ‘Are you re­ally work­ing?’ and my mates tell all the time ‘This me doesn’t even sound work.’ As part of like my job I get to work in­no­va­tions, I brew on and I chat with the pub­lic about beer. Ev­ery tank we pro­duce is tasted for flavour to make sure it’s true to type, We also reg­u­larly taste the beers that are age­ing for 13 weeks and 39 weeks to see how they’re go­ing. With new lim­ited re­lease come up beers, I with the con­cept, then brew it, taste we it, make ad­just­ments, con­sult with mar­ket­ing if and then, it’s right, re­lease it. Some re­cent in­no­va­tions in­clude the Cam­per­down beer Luau, a in­fused with pas­sion­fruit and guava which I called a break­fast beer. Then we had the Karni Kolsch, a kolsch style of beer mixed with a Zooper Dooper ice block flavour. Another pop­u­lar one was a Bel­gian Mint Slice. I work with a great team of brew­ers who make my job eas­ier and more en­joy­able. And yes, I get to do a lot of fun stuff, but I did work hard to get to where am. My first job in I the in­dus­try 17 years ago was a night shift at Tooheys mak­ing sure the bot­tles on the con­veyor belt stayed up­right. Since then, I have worked my way up. I did a Diploma of Brew­ing through the In­sti­tute of Brew­ing and Dis­till­ing and I’ve al­most fin­ished my Mas­ters in Brew­ing.” Julie Tuck­well re­ally loves her work. Photo: Jenny Evans JULIE Tuck­well spends her day play­ing with dogs and cud­dling pup­pies. The 37-year-old owner of Puppy Play­ground in Zet­land says her life is com­pletely dif­fer­ent to her days spent in an of­fice as a hu­man re­sources man­ager and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She says: I pretty much play with dogs and cud­dle cute pup­pies all day. When peo­ple see our pho­tos and videos on In­sta­gram they al­ways com­ment about how lucky I am and say they can’t be­lieve this is my job. And the job is not some­thing you ever get sick of. The most chaotic part of our day is in the morn­ing, be­tween 7am and 9.30am when the dogs get dropped off Filiz Kaya tastes some de­li­cious gelato. Photo: Dar­ren Leigh Roberts and be­tween 3.30pm and 6.30pm when they’re picked up. On a busy day we’ll have as many as 28 dogs at Puppy Play­ground and we have around 220 on the books. Af­ter they’re all dropped off we take them for a walk to the lo­cal park and then it’s time for a rest. We like to set­tle them be­tween 12pm and 1pm and the best way to do that is to sim­ply sit on the couch with them and they all jump on us for a rest. I usu­ally use this time to get up to date with our so­cial me­dia. I espe­cially love it when lit­tle pup­pies come in for the day. We have had them as young as eight weeks old, and of course I al­ways wel­come a cud­dle with a cute lit­tle puppy. We have had two french bull­dog pups and a lit­tle cocker spaniel visit us re­cently. I joke that I’ve gone from man­ag­ing peo­ple to man­ag­ing dogs. I did en­joy my work be­fore but noth­ing com­pares to the more re­laxed, fun days here. Who wouldn’t want to spend their days hang­ing out with dogs and pup­pies?”

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