Friday, June 8, 2018

I forgot to tell you about Mabel !

In the interim...
Mabel came to us as a give up.
It was said she was 14 years but we suspect she was much older.
We took her in for a couple days and she stole our hearts.
Toothless, mostly blind and sweet.
She went on to an old dog sanctuary in Utah where she peacefully passed. 
Beautiful little soul.

New house rehab

                                                               Kind of tired  after spending the day cleaning out cabinets and general clean up. It will be worth it once we're done with everything until something else needs to be done. 
We decided to put off remodeling the master bath until maybe December.
Tomorrow we move mostly everything into the garage so we can clean up the old house.
So here's a before of the kitchen
Kind of blah looking.
Here is a during photo.
Starting to look much better.
Now we'll add the stove and microwave and clean up the floor and in the future, add granite counters.         

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Purple carpet gone. 
Cleaning the tile now.
Next the room will be painted a nice warm soft fawn color.
New light fixtures, some rugs and furniture are next.



Found a House!

We bought a house on May 11.
It's now June 2 and we're just now able to see how nice it's going to be!
Before

Paint color choices

During 

Just a few more fixes and we can move in!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Adventures in Fostering

I get asked about fostering a lot.
Most people ask me how I'm able to give my fosters up?
They say they would end up keeping all of them.
Let me tell you, after 31 fosters, we've had a few that  were difficult to let go.
First and foremost, these pups that come into our life aren't ours.
We take them in and do work with them to assess what type home would be the best suited to their personality and needs.
Not to say we don't  hug, cuddle and love them.
We sure do.
By the time they are ready to be placed in a forever home, we have a pretty good idea of what the pup needs and most of the time it's not our home.

Also, if we start getting too attached, we go over our mantra.
They leave us so we can take another.
There's always another. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Foster # 31 Adventures in Fostering

Not such a short break!
Here's Taffy. 
She's a long haired Chihuahua.
Sweet as can be. 
Working on leash training and socialization.
House breaking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Foster break!

I'm taking a short break with  fostering.
We're looking for a house to buy and it's taking a lot of time.
So, in the meantime I have some tips on selling online.

Listen to your customers.
Really listen to them.
Allow them to give advice.
Pay attention to what they're doing with your item.
Help them love their purchase.
If they want an item to use daily as a functional product but they are asking you about a decorative product, turn their attention to what you feel is a better choice.
If they choose not to accept your advice, be graceful.
You will earn trust and have a happy returning customer. 
That's what we all want, right?
Perfect example. Pretty dress functions well as a harness. Mia's new favorite walking outfit!