Saturday, June 29, 2013

Why long toe nails are harmful to your dog's health

Interesting read...

Why long toe nails are harmful to your dog's health | Wisconsin Italian Greyhound Rescue:

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Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z

A former client of ours...  I hope one day to need this book so I am going to order it now!

Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z: Sarah Rosedahl: 9780615810799: Books:

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Is it time to go Bradley?

My client - Murph

Erin's baby is my baby while Mommy sleeps with dogs!


Good news/bad news


Good news is Barb is alive.

Bad news is that Barb is right handed and it is her right hand.

They are home!

Barb's hand... ice and rest

I can see that...

"I pulled up to a house about seven or eight 
And I yelled to the cabby "Yo, homes smell you later!" 



2nd coat of paint...  
Appliances in...
So close yet so far! 
Marble floors look AMAZING. 


I got this from Barb last night...

Made me cry...

"Had some dinner - starting to feel "normal" again ! 
Thanks for all of the good vibes.

So many thoughts go thru your mind - Mine were on how very lucky & blessed I am. 

Meeting you @ City Bark was one of the greatest blessings - you are a wonderful 
friend. I could never repay you for all you have done.

Working with NOLA pet care and my extended family there is something I truly 
give thanks for everyday! Love you all very much ❤"

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thank goodness

Thank goodness Barb's surgery went well
Thank goodnes Barb is resting...
Thank goodness we have amazing Clients
Thank goodness I have such a great Team
Thank goodness we are blessed
Thank goodness we love and are blessed to have the opportunity to love

Barb update...

Surgery is over and she is resting.  She is looking at weeks and weeks of Physical Therapy but she is a tough lady and I know this to shall pass...

I can not thank you all for your thoughts and I know she is most appreciative too.

Onward and upward...  I will keep you posted.  

Couple robbed - Three blocks away...

When are they going to get this under control?  UNREAL.

Couple robbed from front porch of Garden District home » Uptown Messenger:

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Today is the day... Barb's surgery

I know I often sound like a broken record but I respect, admire and love my Team with everything I have. I know - completely unethical.  Barb and I "interviewed" each other for months before I offered the position and she has never once disappointed me.  We are all still so upset about this dog attack and I am trustful that she will be in good hands today.  

My wish for today is for her fear to subside, for her to find comfort and peace and that the surgery is successful and she can take rest.  

When surgery is over and we are all clear - I will let you know.  Thank you so much for your care and concern.  Whatever you do/whomever you talk to - it is appreciated.  Please send positive vibes, cross fingers and paws and keep Barb in your thoughts.  

Much love Barb - from all of us...  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When is enough enough? - RECALLS

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Barb update...

We have received such an outpouring of concern for Barb and we can't thank you enough.  It makes us both so emotional. Her pre-op was yesterday and my Team really stepped up to help take care of all of her little ones.  Her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and frankly, she is scared and I understand that fear.  You know, some people have no problem facing surgery head on and others do not.  For someone that has never had an experience, it is harder.  We trust she will be fine and we are so hopeful that rehab can be handled quickly too.  Barb is a very strong woman and it is hard to hear that fear in her voice.  The one thing she said today is how grateful she is that those that she does not even take care of on route - care.  

Not long ago a "brand manager" asked why I chose to position myself as "Nicole Douget" vs "New Orleans Pet Care" and suggested that the decision was wrong.  I disagreed completely.  Our Clients, my Team and our Partners (Elizabeth, Crescent City Vet, etc.) are like family to me.  I don't need a brand... I want a family that takes care of each other.  If we never get another new client... I am fine with that.  I just want to protect and be there for the ones we love and have.  

I will keep you posted on Barb's surgery tomorrow.  Megan, Erin, Bradley and Pamela are all helping us to make sure that all is taken care of because as you know - not being there for your needs is not an option.  

Thank you so much.  We got this... paws crossed, prayers, positive vibes, whatever you do - will be much appreciated.  

School Day!

Surfer do

I am so pretty...

Time to kiss bye bye

Playing Ms. Erin!