Photo by Mike Strasinger, The City Paper
| By Drew
For the love of all things furry
A proud Nashville native, Julia E. Duke serves her fellow citizens of the four-legged nature. As the owner of The Privileged Pet, a pet sitting business for the pampered pooch, Duke is living the dream of self-employment. “I feel extremely blessed to have a business that I adore. I found my calling with The Privileged Pet. My life is filled with joy, love and laughter, and I have never been happier.” Though Duke has no human children of her own, she happily claims her nieces and four cats — Baxter, Bailey, Beauregard and Bozley — as her own. For more information her services visit theprivledgedpet.com.
What did you think you’d be doing by this time in your life?
Like most Southern gals growing up in the ‘60s, I thought I would be driving the station wagon with the projected 2.5 kids. Instead, I’m driving a sport utility vehicle with 2 to 3 dogs.
What three things do you want to do before you die?
Watch my nieces grow to be incredible women; cruise the Greek Isles; fall in love one more time.
Finish this sentence, “I’d rather be drug through cactus naked than ____.”
If you could invite three celebrities to a slumber party, who would they be?
Jerry, Elaine and Kramer. George can come by but he can’t spend the night.
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
What quote guides your life?
“Who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would you like to do but are too chicken to try?
What can’t you go 24 hours without doing?
Having a Diet Coke
If money were no object, what would you do or buy?
I would be the person on the millionaire show doling out cash to the deserving in secret. As for me, I would like to have a summer home in Maine on the coast.
What would others by surprised to know about you?
I am a big Elvis fan.
If you could have a talent you don’t already have, what would it be?
I would be a talented pianist.
How do you reconnect with your soul?
Prayer and solace
What should the title of your autobiography be?
The Perils of the Pet Princess: Entertaining True Stories
Who should play you in the movies?
Megan Mullally or Goldie Hawn
Describe a good day
Well, a great day would be at the Spa at the Broadmoor. A good day is to be alive and well.