A Lawyer Sniffing Around for a Fun Second Career Finds It Grooming Fido

What will you be doing in 10 years?

That was the question Toni Florence started wondering a couple of years ago as she reached her late 40s. A lawyer in the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, she just couldn’t stop thinking about doing something else someday.

“What I do now is so serious,” she says. “I just really wanted to do something fun in this second stage of my life.”

So these days, for fun, Toni runs a mobile grooming salon for the pet set. Just a year ago, she got her first customized van, a $70,000 splurge emblazoned with Smoochespooches.com — a name she brainstormed and settled on because many friends told her they liked the ring of it.

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