Jingle all the way!
Hello, hello, hello!
Yes, we've missed you all, too!
Well the Griffindales did a holiday magic disappearing act - huh? We didn't really go anywhere, we were just *very* busy! As you know I have been pouring myself into my company and getting my business going....it is paying off. I THANK GOD everyday for the growth and stability I have after only being in business these past months. I have AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL CLIENTS AND PETS in my roster and it is an absolute joy to go to work each day.
So, that being said, I do all my own marketing and design work, I visit vet offices, local supermarkets, post offices, industrial parks and pet stores to leave my brochures and flyers. I also have a pretty good website that I do myself and it has served me pretty well. I have taken classes, joined the appropriate organizations and really focused on saying 'thank you' to those that have referred me. I appreciate any and all help from my family and friends.
Meet Tucker - one of my favorite clients!
Yes, he's a Wheaton Terrier, not a dale.
Not everyone owns a dale!
Ahhhhhhh...then the holidays came and I had to shop for presents! For the family, friends and THE BUSINESS! Yikes....and plan for the family parties (yes, parties....more than one) and the food and the beverages and the desserts...yadda, yadda, yadda. And still operate my business. Insanity set in when I had to think about holiday cards for the business AND for us....TWO sets of cards, ADDRESSES AND STAMPS! Hmmmmmm, I love the holidays, I love the holidays, I love the holidays..... I will NOT become the grinch, I will NOT become the grinch, I WILL NOT BECOME THE GRINCH!
However, in the sea of holiday "BLISS", I discovered that I love my family, my pack of dales, my business and of course....I still had my spirit of giving! It is all kind of crazy and yet we love it and we do it over and over - year after year.
Santa came for a visit and we managed a few entertaining things for ourselves. All in all, a great holiday season.
Now, we are back to "normal" - we turned the page on 2008. Ring in 2009...it's gonna be just fine. I look forward to a year of wonderful and positive things. For lots of quality time spent with my dogs and being able to take one of them to work with me each day. I feel blessed to have all that in my life. I feel blessed that I found my way to "my calling" - working with animals - at age 40 and not at age 55 or 60.
Anyhow....after sharing my holiday season enlightenment with you....here are some GREAT pictures of the dales and a friend or two.....Enjoy! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Much Love and peace to you all ~