Monday, January 16, 2017

Powerful Quotes to Live By in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, I took it upon myself to do some research to find out what he had to say about animals and found these powerful quotes:

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

"One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them." 

Upon further research, I discovered that the above quotes had been fabricated by animal rights activist groups to promote their cause so I was happy to later find the following quotes that can apply to pets and their owners:

On the unconditional love of dogs:
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."
On animal rights:

"A right delayed is a right denied. That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."

On pet illness and loss:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.”

It is my hope that Martin Luther King Jr's quotes and tremendous acts of bravery stay in your mind as you go about your day. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Dog's Paws Will Be Comfortable on the Snow and Ice With Muttluk Booties!

If your dog's paws are sensitive to the ice melt, ice, and snow there is a solution! A clients recently asked me what she could do to keep her dog's paws comfortable and I immediately recommended Muttluks booties because 

I'd read about a little schnauzer named   of Atticus who was able to climb 48 mountain peaks in these comfortable booties alongside his best friend, Tom Ryan, who penned their travels in  Following Atticus.

If your dog is losing out on long walks on the snow and ice please consider buying these boots! Your dog will be paw-ticularly happy to have them! 

Want to learn more about Atticus? Click here to head over to his Facebook page!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Why Walking With Iggy, Lemmy, and Arty is Pure Poetry in Motion!

Before heading out to walk with (from left to right) Iggy, Lemmy, and Arty on Monday afternoon I noticed their poop dispenser was empty so I searched around for a new roll and found

these and I laughed out loud and that is not something I do when I see poop bags, believe me! With this energetic and athletic trio I did not have time to read the poetry while picking up after them but just knowing that Bark and Company understands that humor is imPAWtent while I'm multitasking sold me on these quality bags immediately! 

The other reason why I love and appreciate these Poo Poetry bags is because they are extra thick and larger than the ones I've ever used in all of my 11 years as a professional dog walker! And if that is not enough to sell you on these bags, there are 15 individual bags in each of the 6 rolls for $6.00 total! 

To purchase your own Poo Poetry bags click here and enjoy (As best you can given the circumstances! Ha! Ha!)!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Why Sally, Mittens, Tilly, and Fiona Loved Visits From Their New Pet Sitter

Because  of the convenience of automatic feeders, water fountains, and litter boxes many cat owners believe their furry friends will survive just fine without a professional pet sitter but no technology will ever replace human touch, companionship, and peace of mind. In addition, none of these inventions will be able to tell their owners that their cat isn't feeling well, got locked in the closet, knocked over a water bowl, etc, and that is why my four new buddies were happy to have me visit them each day.

In addition to Sally (above), there was Mittens,

Tilly, and

 Fiona who loved all of the attention and love I gave them while their owner was in Florida for seven days

Since I know it is an expense to hire a cat sitter I am pleased to announce that I charge the LOWEST rate in town while offering free extras such as collecting mail, watering plants, alternating lights and blinds for a lived-in look, etc, BUT my most most popular extra I offer is text or e-mail updates regarding each visit along with  photographs of their cat(s) so owners can SEE that their companions are happy.

If you've been thinking about hiring a cat sitter and live in the Dover, Durham, Somersworth, New Hampshire, areas please contact me for a free "Meet and Greet" consultation! I'd be happy to help!

Sunday, January 8, 2017