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Archive for September 2nd, 2012

Have I mentioned how absolutely wonderful our pet sitting clients are? Well… they ARE! I’ve known Charlotte for several years from her work with our friends at The Doggie Door. She’s a greyhound gal. Greyhounds happen to be on our list of favorite breeds. I met her new hound last weekend as I signed her up to be part of the official Pookie pet sitting family.

Maggie May, retired Greyhound

As I was leaving that day into Hurricane Isaac, I mentioned my next stop was the barn. That was all Charlotte needed to hear! She grabbed her keys and away we went. We fed, mucked stalls, stored water and prepared the barn for possible high winds. She met my special girls and fell in love – as all do. Having help and company was much appreciated.

Today she brought her husband, Tom for an impromptu Fall Cleaning Day! We’d made note last week that the barn needed a good cleaning out once the storm danger was past. They weren’t shy about getting to work.

Tom & Charlotte sweeping up.

They came bearing gifts for the girls, bananas… that’s the best! We got a lot done. All the old hay inside the perimeter of the barn is picked up. Sorry rats, no more free bedding. Found a massive fire ant hill in the storage stall. That won’t do. They will die. Cleaned up some donation stuff for JM Horse Rescue and before we knew it the morning had flown by. I believe I even heard Charlotte say, “Horse poop doesn’t smell bad.”

Tom, Cass & Charlotte

The highlight of the day was watching Cass and Becca run, really RUN! I put my helpers behind the safety of the gate and got the girls moving those hooves. I run with them (sort of) using the whip to urge them along. The sound of it is all they need and we’ve got a Kentucky Derby! Seeing them run is awesome. Seeing them happy is even better. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of our helpers, too.

Becca, Charlotte & Tom

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