Well, if you are reading this post, you can clearly see what’s new around Wags & Whiskers! Our blog has been completely redesigned…and we are loving it. I could not be happier with how it turned out (the website is next on the agenda.) The process of re-vamping all our social media has taught me one important thing – I am MUCH better with dogs than I am with computers. My word! That high school computer science classes I took just didn’t cut the mustard.
Enter Thidaa. Thidaa is an amazing artist and architect and (thank the Lord above) a close, talented friend of mine. She spent her free time “helping” (a.k.a. doing everything for) me to get this blog looking sharp. If you want to see her art – check out her website. If you want to know more about the happenings around London (especially anything to do with architecture) check out her blog. Better yet – leave a comment on this post and let us know what you think of the digital makeover.
But who are we kidding? We know you are really just here for the DOGS!
Lisa, a fab W&W blog reader, sent us this picture of her dachshund, Milo. If you couldn’t tell…he’s a BIG fan of tennis (balls!)
One of our W&W clients texted me this adorable picture of Tillie. What a model!
Victoria emailed us this picture of her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy (can you believe this big girl is a PUPPY!?!), Sadie. She loves loves LOVES to walk. (We knew there was a reason we loved her…other than her good looks!)
Sorry for the lack of fabulous pup posts over the past two weeks, but I was enjoying a much needed vacation. London was amazing!! I think I saw just about everything there was to see – Buckingham Palace, Tower of London…and of course many, many pubs. My friend Thidaa, who lives in London, even planned a surprise trip to Paris! (She is super cool and even has a blog of her own. You can also check out some of her artwork on her website.)
Of course, though, I was on the constant lookout for local dogs. I was surprised that I didn’t see too many of them! Of the few pups that I did see living in the city, I would say the majority of them were French Bulldogs….followed by one of my favorite breeds, the Dachshund. Some of London’s many parks were filled with dogs on the sunny afternoons we enjoyed during our trip, and all of them were off leash. It was quite a sight to see – literally hundreds of dogs running, sniffing, playing fetch – and all behaving themselves perfectly.
(Do British dogs have better etiquette than dogs in the States??)
Each time I saw a dog – whether it was a Weimaraner or a Pug – I couldn’t help but think of my Buffy back home. Oh, I missed her so! My mom was kind enough to take her in (and I think she secretly wanted to keep her even after we returned.) It was weird being on the other side of things…I’m usually the one who stays at home with the four-legged kiddos while the parents are away. The pictures of Buffy that my mom while I was “across the pond” meant the world to me. It definitely made me realize that I should send more pictures to my clients while they are away so they can see just how happy, healthy, and relaxed their pets are while they are enjoying their holiday.
It was amazing how much I missed my clients too. Just like you are with co-workers and friends, I get use to seeing “my” dogs everyday. I would wonder if they were missing me too. (I saw a few of them on Friday…and by the amount of tail waggin’ and kissing that went on, I would say they did!!)
But now back to real life…
How perfect is this for me! I picked this up at a Sunday street market in London. Chatted with the artist (it is an original.) His girlfriend is a dog walker in London! I love this!!
Happy last Wednesday before I go on vacation!
Ah, vacations! Who doesn’t like to go on them? While I love to get away and do a little sight-seeing (my husband and I are jetting off to London next week), getting all my ducks in a row can be quite a chore. Before, it was just a matter of making sure I had my ID and enough insulin. Now with the extra responsibility of owning my own business, things get a little harrier. And then, of course, there is Buffy.
I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful mom who has no problem letting Buffy bunk with her. (Her dog Scarlett is surely the only one who objects. She is the center of my mom’s world and doesn’t like sharing her palace with the likes of Buffy.) I know Buffy will be well fed and looked after. She will have a big backyard and lots of treats. It’s not rational, but I’m already getting sad about leaving her. These 9 days will be the longest we have ever been apart. I don’t doubt I will have an amazing trip…but I am most definitely leaving a piece of my heart here at home with Buff.
And so, I’m sorry, but this week’s Wags & Whiskers Wednesday is dedicated to the cutest dog in the world, Buffy. (Ok, ok. I might be bias, but I think you’ll agree she’s a good lookin’ pup!)
Just a pup!
With her BFF, Scarlett