Written By Deborah and Cheryl, Bark&Purr, London
I wanted to share this Blog Deborah and Cheryl shared with me today about my precious puppies. They took care of our babies while we were gone for the summer. We were too late in getting passports and chips, so they had to stay behind. I was terrified to place them in kennel out of complete fear for their safety! Deborah and Cheryl took care of Honey and Candy, beyond my expectations. They are fabulous in every way and incredibly professional when it comes to business and especially Pet Care. Hands down – exceptional service, indeed!
It was back in June I received a call from Alex inquiring about our pet care services as she needed to board her two puppies, Honey and Candy, for the summer. After a few calls back and forth the day was set for July 8th for me to go over and pick up the two girls. I had no idea what to expect but the Currie family were so very welcoming. The two puppies, however, were both shy and a little confused of what was going, but just adorably excited!
During the journey back home in the car I spoke to both puppies, as Candy, a white Maltese, and Honey, a chocolate Dachshund, were brave and boldly sat up to listen. I explained they were coming to stay with us like a little vacation of sorts and it would be all about having fun, getting into a routine, training, and exploring the neighbourhood and beyond. Well, we were off to a good start because they loved travelling in the car!
These girls were only 6 months old and were still developing their own personalities so it was an exciting journey for us all. On the first night, they slept on a large chair in the bedroom snuggled against each other and fell into a long and deep sleep. It was the pattern which was to last for their stay that Candy would wake me up at 6am every morning for a walk and every morning I had the hardest time to get Honey out as she loves her sleep and comfortable chair.
They quickly settled into a routine of walking and feeding and the rest of the time we played and trained them in basic commands which we knew would help Alex and her family once they returned. As the days and weeks went by they both grew. Honey more so in her stomach as she loves her food! Candy went from a shy pup, ruling the house and barking at all dogs big and small whenever we went out. Honey loved attention and lots of cuddles. Candy was also warm in that respect, but a little more reserved. It was interesting to see their personalities flourish!
But the best part was seeing them both play with each other running up and down with strange dog like noises – fighting for toys, and generally loving each other. As the days went on, they grew out of the large chair and started to sleep in the living room on the large sofa. However, a few weeks later, during the night, they wandered around to check out the large bed and never left.
Summer seemed to have gone in a flicker and soon the day arrived when we had to return the puppies to Alex and her family. We secretly dreaded this day and knew it would lay heavy on our hearts. Our hearts were breaking knowing we had to say goodbye. On the journey back in the car I explained once again that the girls’ family was home and missed them terribly and were looking forward to seeing them – especially as they had grown so much!
When we rang the bell, shrieks and cries of joy went all through out the house and all were reunited, chatting a hundred miles a hour! We had so much to tell Alex, i.e. what they preferred eating now, what they did not like – stories of this and that. I become intoxicated with emotion and standing in the kitchen myself, Cheryl and Alex were in tears. We were all a big mess.
Alex was so kind to suggest let us see the girls for regular playdates and even a sleep overs! In these times of uncertainty, its great to receive and give unconditional love, healing and joy.
Thank you Honey and Candy.
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