When Rhona sent me over all the information for Liz to be a workdays and weekends, I took one look at her pictures and knew Liz was my sort of person! Like myself, Liz is a massive animal lover and she has turned this love for our furry friends into a successful career. Using the highly specialised and effective McTimoney-Corley Animal Manipulation, Stretching and Equine Sports Massage, she helps to restore joint function and release muscle tension in the animals she works with, in particular dogs and horses. Now if that's not enough mind-blowing stuff to make you love Liz, she's also partial to the odd pizza and wine night.....When's the next one planned Liz? I must check my diary!
1. What does a typical day at work look like for you?
I will either have clients come to my house or I will travel to them. My days can be a mixture of dog, horse and human clients so it is very varied. As I cover Central Scotland I see a lot of the countryside on my travels.
2. What signals the start of your weekend / days off?
The start of my weekend or days off always involve me doing something with my horse and my dog Mishka.
3. What makes for a perfect night in?
For me a perfect night in is a pizza, some wine and something good on the tv to watch with my partner. It's made even better if it is bad weather outside
4. What makes for a memorable day or night out?
A memorable day or night out is always about the company I'm with rather than where I am. A great meal or a good show would be a favourite but I also like to climb munros or go for a long walk. The walks around Dunkeld are a favourite of mine.
5. Tell us about the weekend you’d love to live again?
Two friends and I took our horses to a farm stay near Leven for a weekend. We rode the horses to Leven beach and Mishka, my dog, came with us. Cantering on the sand and paddling in the sea with the horses was an experience that not many people have. The company was as good as the riding and in the evenings we had lots to eat and drink knowing that the horses were safe in the stables by the cottage.
6. And now your best ever day at work?
A happy dog story: when David brought his working cocker, Daisy to me on Saturday she was unable to stand on or move her back legs, she could only wag her tail. An X-ray had shown a narrow joint space between two vertebrae in the middle of her back and the vets thought this could be the cause. As Daisy is a working dog getting her up and running again was her only chance. After working on her intially I wasn't too hopeful but as you can see in the short video I have on my Facebook page you can see that she is on her feet now and looking really happy.
7. Any workday or weekend rituals?
My workday and weekend rituals are mucking out my horses stable and making sure my dog has plenty of exercise. Luckily on days that I am riding, my dog comes along with me and that kills two birds with one stone!
8. What’s in the perfect day off breakfast?
I love streaky bacon, croissants and fruit with strong coffee
9. Any words of wisdom for us?
Having a healthy diet and lifestyle is not just beneficial to yourself but is also important to any animals that you may own as this will improve quality of life.
Liz is a McTimoney-Corley Animal Practitioner and Massage Therapist. For more information on the services that she provides, follow her on Facebook here >>>
I love the countryside with all the amazing walks that are easily accessible from the gateway to the Highlands.
Perth itself also has some excellent restaurants with a good choice of cuisine.
Perth has a fantastic race course which has meeting throughout the year but I especially enjoy Ladies Day which gives everyone a good excuse to dress up.