I have been very busy the last few days.
It has been a very busy Birthday weekend.
Twenty-one years ago I was in the hospital giving birth to my first child.
I groomed up to the day before I had her.
I worried and worried about how I would keep my business going with a baby.
I had one groomer and one bather working for me while I was pregnant.
I hired another groomer a month before my daughter was due.
I had only had my business for 4 years.
We were very busy.
I actually managed to stay out for 6 weeks before going back to work.
Of course I was called to work for several emergency's that turned out to be nothing.
I think that they just wanted to be sure I would come running if needed. :/
Just about all of my customers were great about having other groomers groom their dogs while I was gone.
Of course I still got the comments that they were glad I was back because; "the other groomer did a good job, but it wasn't like you groom him/her."
I didn't let my groomers hear those comments.
They did a really great job while I was out.
I was very lucky. :)
As I said, that was 21 years ago.
Where has the time gone?
I am 21 years older. :(
Oh well, I wouldn't change anything for the world.
My daughter has grown into a beautiful woman, and a wonderful groomer.
She has grown to love and respect animals.
I thank grooming for allowing me to have my daughter grow up next to me while I worked.
She was there everyday.
She liked playing receptionist.
She liked helping to bathe the dogs.
She liked helping brush the dogs.
She liked playing with the shop cat. :)
All of the long, hard days were worth it.
Happy Birthday Jess.
We LOVE you!!!!
Happy grooming, MFF