Thursday, September 24, 2009

My passion!

I thought I would just let you in on what I do to really make my time here fulfilling.  Yes living here alone is fulfilling and my children and husband are the air I breath, but once they leave the house every day for work and school I am left here to twiddle my thumbs.  Another passion in my life are animals, especially dogs.  In Canada I grew up in a dog grooming salon and started working there when I was 11 years old.  5 years ago I decided to start up my own business to do what I do best and now I have my own dog grooming salon in my house.  Of course I did not do this right away, I had to learn the language first (I think it took about 3.5 years for me to feel confident enough to start my own business).
Right away I noticed a difference.  People did not get their dog groomed every month like back home in Canada. Because I was new, I was getting all the dogs that were only getting groomed once or twice a year. Emotionally, this was very difficult for me.  After 5 years, I have more regular clients but still do not see as many clients as I would like to see coming on a monthly or even bi-monthly basis.  Clients prefer Fifi to be shaved off as short as possible so the grooming lasts as long as possible, unfortunately. The majority of my clients come to me every 3 months. But still, to play with dogs all day long, I can barely call that work, so I shall not complain!




Pinay in Dutchland said...

heheh because people do that here in their own homes. because its expensive. you know the Dutch :-)

Anonymous said...

If we didn't live so far away, I would definitely bring Turner! He's is need of a nail clipping... I'm a bad mommy!

Candee said...

aww Tiffany, I'm sure your not a bad mommy! I see how much u love him in every one of your posts!
Walk him more on the sidewalks and it will file the nails naturally. Just keep an eye on the dew claws.