December 17, 2002

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City Confidential

Photo by Mike Strasinger, The City Paper

     By Drew Walen
   Julia Duke
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


What did you think youd 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, Im 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, Id rather be drug through cactus naked than ____.
eat okra

If you could invite three celebrities to a slumber party, who would they be?
Jerry, Elaine and Kramer. George can come by but he cant spend the night.

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Forgive me

What quote guides your life?
Who you are speaks so loudly, I cant hear what you are saying. Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would you like to do but are too chicken to try?
Bungee jump

What cant 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 dont 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.