|Posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
Its still raining and flooding...oh the joy of a british summer !!
Its been a great few months and we have had lots of new clients join us. Every day has been full of consultations, tomorrow i have 3 straight after each other..phew its busy. I was due to have a consultation with a lady who's cat was booked in for our mobile cattery service but sadly he went missing for a few days and when his owner found him he had to be put to sleep, i felt so sad for his owner and this has been a bit of a pattern this year. we have had lots of sad news of elderly and poorly cats passing away, Its so sad to hear the news when owners contact me. Its a part of the business that i will always struggle with, its like losing our own pet over and over again, its very emotional for all of us at Helping Hands. Ive found that i get upset so easily when i hear about any pet or animal related stories that are sad. Paul use to tease me that im quite tough with handling things, he would be the one to cry at sad films, watching a film like Ghost at the cinema was a breeze for me...but throw lassie in there or a lost cat and im a gonna ! Paul has been very suprised at my weeping and wailing at things. I cant stand to hear of neglect, cruelty or in the racing world an animal being put to sleep just because its lame. My reaction after the grand national and poor Synchronised being put down was out of my control...the photo in the paper the next morning of the jockey saying goodbye was too much to bear and i had a mini melt down in a cafe whilst on a weekend away ! so what can i do to stop this?? Vets have to deal with poorly or dying animals everyday and they can handle it okay. Ive found that the " quiet life " herbal tablets are good for taking the edge off things, and im trying to look at positives...for instance the cats who have passed have had fantstic lives with owners who adored them, I look at the new puppies who come onto the service and see how full of fun and energy they are...its life.. comings and goings...ive got to keep that in mind and focus and stop being so sensitive....chocolate, pizza and a glass of wine or 2 also help !!
We are coming into our Autum / Winter season and Christmas is on the horizon, a lovely time of year, think i wrote about it in a previous blog...i still love to walk the dogs and watch the reds / oranges and brown colours of the leaves appear. I mainly walk the new dogs and puppies now. We have a new puppy called Archie joining our puppy checking service so im looking forward to visiting him, then we have Indie the chocolate labrador graduating onto the dog walking service from puppy checking, and a one year old Jack Russel called Angus joining the Dog walking service, he will be on Martins round going to Newcastle with bebe, phoenix and the gang, bebe is the cutest border terrier, im sure her and Angus will get on famously.
I want to give a mention to Annette and Rosie our 2 new members of staff, ive been very glad of their help recently, keep up the good work ladies. Mark has settled into his role walking the Gateshead dogs and with Martin and Emma along side us we have a pretty great team here at Helping Hands...even though i do say so myself.