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Re: OT/ Pet Spa/Kennel Name


Sounds like a wonderful plan and, since you love animals, a great business
for you.


> [Original Message]
> From: Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@HORT.NET>
> Date: 6/6/2006 11:13:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT/ Pet Spa/Kennel Name
>
> Ya know Jim...I am amazed. I don't know why, after all these years and
> experiences you would think that I would have mastered this by now...but
> when I had a "meltdown" the other day about my husband's job situation,
> the fact that we've been trying to sell our house for the last 3 years
> with no luck, not liking working in a law firm anymore and wanting OUT,
> but didn't know what kind of business to open....I just did one of those
> "O.K. God, I'm just handing this over to you, I'm tired of struggling
> with the whole darn mess and trying to make things happen. Just let me
> know what we are supposed to do. There has to be a REASON why this place
> is not selling and the job offers are just not right for my husband...."
> The next day my daughter had this "idea" to build a kennel to help with
> the overflow of her employer. She manages a very small dog grooming
> place, which offers some boarding, and they just don't have the room to
> hold them all and her boss would take 5-6 dogs home
>
> a night sometimes because she didn't have anymore space. WE HAVE LAND
> AND SPACE on our farm, which is right off a major highway! Then, that
> idea turned into the dog/cat spa, which led to more research and MAJOR
> possibilities. The more we researched this, the more we realized that
> there is a DEMAND for this. A very GROWING demand. There is money to be
> made here. And now they have dog day care for people who don't want to
> leave their dogs home alone. They drop it off like you would a child for
> school, then pick it up after work on the way home and they charge
> anywhere from $19.00 a day to $25.00, depending on the size and care of
> the dog. WOW. Never in my wildest dreams would I have said, "hmmm, I
> think I'll open a pet spa". Never. But when I decided to just let
> whatever should happen, happen...this comes up.
>
>   
>
> james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>   A friend of my sons', whom wife number one and I took in, opened a pet 
> spa in Colorado Springs. It has been quite successful.
>
> On Jun 6, 2006, at 9:21 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>
> > You're so funny Kitty. (No winged monkeys, but I think we have
> > everything else!) This particular daughter is funny...she is patient
> > enough to deal with difficult animals, but not patient enough to 
> > garden.
> > Weeds make her mad, she doesn't like to wait for the end result 
> > (instant
> > gratification...and gardening is not that). Maybe some day she will
> > garden, but not anytime soon.
> >
> >
> > We have toured some local kennels that were considered "the best 
> > around"
> > and found them really lacking. I think our floor plan and ideas will be
> > really great. It's more of a pet SPA than a kennel. LOL.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Kitty wrote:
> > Well, if she takes after her mom she'll have a loverly green garden
> > surrounding the kennel which will be called the Emerald City Garden.
> >
> > Will she expand to cater to winged monkeys?
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer"
> > To:
> > Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 11:14 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT/ Pet Spa/Kennel Name
> >
> >
> >> Wizard of Paws?
> >>
> >> On Jun 5, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >>
> >>> O.K. you all are plant AND animal lovers...so I will ask for ideas 
> >>> on a
> >>> Pet Spa/Kennel name that is catchy and cute. My daughter is a 
> >>> manager at
> >>> a pet spa. A very small pet spa. She now wants to branch out and 
> >>> start a
> >>> kennel/pet grooming place of her own. It will cater to dogs and cats
> >>> with a kennel/boarding area, grooming and pet store area. We are 
> >>> trying
> >>> to come up with a cute name....any ideas? We had: Four Paws Resort, 
> >>> Land
> >>> of Paws, Pampered Paws (but realized it was a franchise and can't use
> >>> that one).
> >>>
> >>>
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> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
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> Heat Zone 10
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