Firstly, we have installed another new large cat enclosure, which runs off the area downstairs that the “cat health retreat” is in. It is an amazing and wonderful space, which is safe and secure. The cats access it via a little cat door and there is dirt, trees, grass, sitting benches (at different levels for them to look out) and my two cats already love it. It is made up of two areas which are connected via a tunnel – there will be some photos on the website with this blog and I have put some up on my Facebook page – just walking the dog (don’t forget to “like” my page so that you get notifications of new updates – it’s a way I keep in touch with my owners when your pets are staying and you get to see photos of them “in action”.
Secondly, my wonderful husband Richard is riding in the 100km MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride on Sunday 22 June to support people living with multiple sclerosis. It will be a tough ride, but it's nothing compared to what these people face every day. Why is he doing this? Because 5 people are told they have MS every working day. It strikes young Australians in the prime of their lives - the average age of diagnosis is just 30 years old.
And there is no known cure. Once you're diagnosed, you will never know what your future holds or the devastating impact it could have on your life and the lives of those around you. That's crazy. Richard is lucky enough to be able to take part in this ride, however many people with MS cannot even walk, let alone ride a bike. So he is riding to fight MS and fund research to find a cure... But he needs your help. Can you help him fight MS by sponsoring his ride? It would be great to have your support. To make a donation, simply click the link below to view his fundraising page:
It will only take a few minutes and a tax deductible receipt will be sent to you immediately. And don't forget, tax time is just around the corner, so you can sponsor me today and claim it in a month! Thanks so much for your support.
Robyn and Richard
Thirdly, congratulations to my several clients who have just had or are expecting babies – mostly first time parents too! It is such lovely news to hear from you all and I love hearing how you, baby, fur baby and rest of the family are getting along.
It has been a very busy six months for us and I am trying to decide where to take the business as far as still managing to keep it sustainable and smallish. It may mean I will have to cut back on some of the doggie day care and I am certainly cutting back on the number of dogs that I have staying at any one time. No more will I have 750 dogs staying at Christmas – just kidding – I really haven’t had that many. Speaking of Christmas, we are already booked out!! If you know you need pet care, do let me know however as I have a friend Michelle who has helped me out a few times now – both looking after my dogs when I go away and also dogs of clients when I am full. Michelle works full time in corporate life however is going to be around for the Christmas/New Year break and between us we may be able to juggle things around. She has two rescue dogs herself (a poodle and a pug) and a huge, fully enclosed, very safe back yard. Anyway, don’t leave it till the last minute and miss out completely!!
Richard and I are having a looong weekend off (from Friday to Tuesday in early part of July – 11th – 14th July. We have a couple of cats booked in at this stage (don’t worry Kath, I have my pet sitter caring for them and my two cats as well so Tilly and Annie will be well looked after and not lonely). Until next time!!
Robyn and Richard xx