So a new month and March has not gotten off to a good start at 9:00 am on a Thursday morning for the first time ever I have completely closed Little Happy Hounds due to the sever weather conditions, yesterday we pretty much also closed did a few toilet visits today 90% of my clients cancelled.
We have sever snow from Siberia, really cold temperatures,today thick snow on the roads, I was so upset yesterday as I have not seen one of my clients since last week, and having to cancel on others, since everyone cancelled on me today I don’t feel so bad, I thought its a good day to blog about what awesome month February was as we go from strength to strength as a small local business in the High Peak.
So were to begin so many new and so many cute clients, for 2018 in general, we had gaps as Mario took sometime off last year, a full time client of ours, Chico also took sometime off and has now left he was also full time, and Holly left us a dog we saw three times a week, usually that is fine as I get lot of new clients, its worth noting Mario Chico and Hollie left for their own reasons, nothing we did as a business I stayed in touch with Mario as they communicated with me their plans, so the door was left open for him and he has returned, I stayed in touch with Hollies owners I always hoped she would comeback to us, sadly few weeks ago she passed away, RIP Hollie doggy ! I think Chico left as she was maternity leave.
but last year enquiries dried up, the dogs I did take on, two in particular messed me around , and in the end work wise I did not enjoy 2017. So over the Christmas break I took the decision to turn things around, work wise, in mind wise, and I think last year was important and because, it reminded me who we were as a business what we offer as a business, and now I feel we doing very well.
So this year Pippa joined our walks, lovely westie puppy, I walk her brother a schnauzer, so I was seeing Pippa daily in last few weeks of 2017, once we got into the new year she eventually joined our walks in late January, have to say she has been amazing for a young dog and as I predicted in her ballsy westitude personality has fitted in perfectly with the other dogs , we all adore her.
Then just after January in a matter of days we took a seven year old cocker spaniel Monty ad hoc arrangement, and at the same time the most cutest 4 month puppy ever Ozzie, his owners said there were happy for him to walk up to a mile at his age and my lunch time was just over that, anyway he came on walks, for four weeks now not had any problems with him at all, I work on recall but as he’s has gone to puppy training and it shows, he is a brilliant little dog. Everytime I walk him I feel fortunate and blessed. Monty is beautiful lad and they have now changed his arrangement from ad hoc to one regular walk a week term time. As a dog walker both these lads are a dream come true as they are so well behaved on walks, so socialised, a pleasure to walk.
Then in the same week as I said yes to anew 9 week old puppy called Ralph, Mario came back full time. Ralph is this tiny sweet Lhasa apso puppy, I knew when I met him he was going to be very special to me as a client, as he reminds me so much of my own dog at that age, he was booked in for four puppy visits this week, due to the weather I have done just two ! His owners are great they have already taught him to sit on command, so I am just doing a mix up of feeding him, cleaning up after him, toilet training, and recall at the moment, once a few weeks have passed I will start lead training in their garden, I aiming for the four month mark for him to come on walks, but I am happy to wait longer if the owners feel he needs more time, once vaccinated I will do his puppy visit 15 minute walks and build it up from that.
More new clients ! in the shape of the Little Happy Cats, Lizzie and Mow Mow, and Walter. Lizzie and Mow Mow are new cat sitting clients I looked after for a weekend a few weeks back Mow Mow is 20 years old geriatric for cat, he looks really good for his age, I have seen a lot of elderly cats ! Lizzie is only two a black cat they rescued, both very sweet enjoyed looking after them it was doddle as the set up was so organised. We also met new cat Walter, I know his brothers clients of mine, Whirley and Hector but they got a new cat and he is adorable pic below very playful, So February was also a success for pets sitting, I personally cared for Eustace, Lizzie and Mow Mow, Cat, Minuit, Baz Agatha and Lennie, Minuit, Cat, Roary, Walter Whirley and Hector, and Ole and Tintin! My cat sitting adventures took me to Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Funress Vale, Hague Bar, Birch Vale and New Mills, all areas we cover for Little Happy Cats cat sitting services.
February we also did lots of amazing dog walks, for our clients, our dog friendly places were Eccles Pike Chapel-en-le-Frith, Lantern Pike, Hayfield, Taxal, Toddbrook Whaley Bridge,