Happy day before Valentine’s Day!
This is an exciting (and scary and a bit sad) time over here at Wags & Whiskers. My husband and I will be welcoming a new addition to the family soon…and this time I don’t mean 4 legged. I’m pregnant! Obviously, it goes without saying this is this is a joyous time for me…just as I’m sure it is equally obvious as to why I am scared out of my mind. I say it is a bit sad because (at least for a few months) I will be forced pull back from the business and essentially stop working. Years ago, when working meant sitting in front of a computer, behind a desk, next to a constantly ringing phone…months off from work (even when that meant facing a screaming baby) would have seemed like a dream. Now, work is something completely different. Work is something I love. Work is dogs.
Not to say that I shouldn’t put family first. When Baby Boy arrives, I’m sure my perspective on work (heck, on life!) will change dramatically. But I can’t imagine my life without caring for dogs. Clients – daily walk service will be suspended as of March 31, 2013. Pet sitting will continue as long as I am able (I am due at the beginning of May.) Please contact me as early as possible to book pet sitting services. Regular clients should have already received written notification, but please email me with any questions or concerns – firstname.lastname@example.org
And what of my own dogs? Amigo is relatively new to the family – but as an attention hog and professional lap warmer, I think the adjustment might be a bit hard on him. Then there is Buffy. Buffy…my “first born”, my constant companion, my coworker. Buffy seems forever adaptable. Both my husband and I are sure that our baby boy and Buffy will become the best of friends. Buffy has been my savior through my pregnancy thus far – knowing when I need a shoulder to cry on, when to take her brother in the other room to play so I can get some alone time, and when to simply sit by my feet to let me know I’m not alone in this. (Not to discount my amazing husband…but unfortunately he does have a job!) The wonderful thing about love is we have an infinite amount to give – and I don’t think Baby Boy will diminish the love I have for my four-legged kids.
For the next few months, you might see more blog posts on kids and dogs….and how to prepare everyone for such a life changing event. I would truly welcome any personal advice, any books to read, or any articles/websites/resources to help me and my family. I have been able to find very little so far…but I know you, you fabulous blog reader you, have the knowledge and experience to guide me into this new phase of my life.
So today’s Wags & Whiskers pics are all courtesy of my own two pups. I want to celebrate all they have done for me in the past….all they do to support me now…and all they will do for my family in the future.
Sorry, Mom & Dad, no room!