I have decided to share not only the interesting parts of the business on this blog, but also more about our life, family and friends. Here goes!
It’s true; Richard and I are living the most wonderful life! We have amazing clients who own the most beautiful animals and it is just so much fun and an absolute privilege to be given the opportunity to take care of them, whether it is for a day, a few hours, a short visit or several days and weeks. We find ourselves constantly rolling on floor laughing at the antics and personalities of your pets. As for the human clients – we have made some really close friends already and getting to know others through this great business and we meet such interesting people – all with great life stories to tell. I guess success in any sort of business is all about relationship building – well it is very easy in this business - birds of a feather flock together so to speak – thanks everyone. It is lovely getting to know all of you – whether it is by text, email, phone or in person. I may even bump into you at the shops, out walking, having coffee or at some local animal inspired community event!
Today is also a day of remembering - All those who died (and their families and friends left behind) in the horrific terrorist attacks in New York City. We wont forget the shocking images broadcast constantly on every TV station and who doesn’t remember where you were at that time on September 11, 2001. We can only hope this never happens again. I have watched a few documentaries over the last week on 9/11 and it is still so chilling. This has definitely led me to reflect on my lifestyle change over the last few years and the importance of quality family life. From the busy stressed out mother raising two children and trying to meet million dollar targets in IT each year, life was all about “quick, quick, hurry up and do this, do that, clean your teeth, get your homework done, eat up, go to bed etc.”. Not enough time for just being there. This reflection comes about probably due to the fact that my beautiful daughter Katie also died suddenly this month 8 years ago at age 24 and I find myself often thinking – “Katie would have so loved this business! She would have been able to help Richard and I out as she was such an animal lover herself and animals were instinctively drawn to her”. Katie was mildly intellectually disabled and a much larger than life character – as those who knew her will attest to. Unfortunately, she spent a lot of time on her own or with support workers as I forged a successful career. I guess tragedy tends to put life into perspective and although I understand it is all about timing, I can only say that we are now on the right path for us!
On to the business side of things – we have a busy month coming up – we have the Brisbane City Council “Dogs Day Breakfast” event coming up on Sunday, 13 October 2013 from 8am to 10am at Green Hill Reservoir, Chapel Hill. This is a community event that last year saw hundreds of local residents and their dogs attend for an exciting and educational day and we are proud to be involved again this year, so please come up and say hi if you are around. Additionally this year, I am advertising in the Brisbane Boys College Pipe Band "Sounds of Scotland" concert program on 11th October at BBC so if any of you are attending this event, keep a look out for my quarter page ad in the program. Finally, with school holidays coming up very soon, I hope you all enjoy your holidays and don’t forget I am here to help out with any pet care needs! Love Robyn (and Richard by default!) xx