I’m grateful for…

ThanksgivingWell, Thanksgiving is once again upon us and I’m reflecting like many of us upon that which I am very grateful!

First of all, I’m very grateful for all of YOU out there reading this…clients, family, friends, team members and supporters who have made my life so awesome in so many ways. Without you I would not have established this company, nor had the ability to keep going forward on my career path. I appreciate all of you who have told others about me and my company, who have written wonderful Yelp reviews and submitted feedback to help me know how to develop and keep growing, and for all the support you give through hiring Delightful Doggies for your needs. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am now!

Second, I’m extremely grateful for all those who work in our small local shelters and rescues to make a difference in placing animals into loving homes. You’re subject to a lot of criticism and daily heartbreak, mixed with the joy of seeing animals go into great homes and the satisfaction in helping animals through compassion and determination that is unmatched by many ordinary people. I have been working hard to figure out ways to help support your efforts, and hope to work more with all of you in 2014 to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Third, I am grateful for a vision for 2014 that will hopefully enable me to stay on a professional path that makes a difference in the lives of dogs and their people. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than to come into the homes of those who are trusting me to help them with problems or basic manners through training, or just watching over pets while they’re away, particularly if they have special medical and/or behavioral needs. It is my promise to you that I will always give you the best information possible to enjoy a quality life with your pet, and to better communicate with and understand your dog. I am dedicated to proving the best care possible, as well as networking to provide the best referrals possible when other expertise is needed from other professionals. In turn, I am also very appreciative of other professionals who have taken the time to mentor me, give me advice and support, and who provide other ways of looking at things that help me expand my own knowledge base!

Last, and certainly not least, I am extremely grateful for my husband of eight years who has always supported me through so many challenges and victories in life. Whenever I am away on overnight visits or have a large load of clients to service, he is always around to make sure our special needs foster dog, our young and wild young adopted dog, and our elderly sick kitty are taken care of while I’m busy with others. Without him I wouldn’t be able to do what I love to do, and would certainly lose my mind as he is always there to be a steady reminder of what’s important when I feel I may be stretched too thin. He is always able to help me refocus and take a breath. I love you, Chris, and I’m so happy to be sharing this wonderful life with you!

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wish you all much love, joy and gratitude this Thanksgiving and holiday season!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

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