Roger Caras said "Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole." He was wrong. When you live with four, obedience train two, agility train two and co-own a dog boutique:(GollyGear); dogs are your life. And life is good.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
A really, really bad day
When I got to work this morning, I knew something was wrong. This is how the door to the building looked.The landing leading to our store wasn't good, either. And this was the sight that greeted me when I unlocked the door. Apparently some pipes in the upstairs apartment burst. And water cascaded onto our suspended ceiling, bringing it and a deluge of water into the shop.
This is my desk. Poor little mouse.
My desk, again. Believe it or not, the desk lamp did work after we dried it off.
Fran's desk didn't look any better.
Our comfy customer chair was ruined.
Apparently I couldn't get over the mess of my desk.
There was about a half an inch of water all over the floor.
My desk, again. It apparently was in the path of the waterfall.
The worst part of it was that our landlord didn't even call us when it happened. We lost a day, the label printer that was on my desk, a good bit of inventory, and our composure. We're really, really sick of winter. And water.
Hope and Fran are sisters and owners of GollyGear - a shop specializing in fun, affordable, and practical products especially for small dogs.
We believe that dogs are wonderful companions and their presence enriches our lives. We also know how difficult it can be to find appropriate "gear" for our small dogs, which is why we founded Golly Gear. We make it a point to discover the best products for small dogs and share them with other, devoted dog lovers.
Fran has two dogs: Tango, a 4-year-old Brussels Griffon who got off to a bit of a rough start, but is rapidly becoming an amazingly wonderful companion, and Booker, a Boston Terrier puppy born in November of 2012. Hope has Dax, an eight-year old French Bulldog with Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumper titles; Teddy a 3-year-old fawn Frenchie with attitude and Open Standard and Jumpers titles; and Roc, an 11-year-old Brussels Griffon, who decided to retire with Novice titles in Obedience and Rally and now proudly practices his couch-potato prowess.
Golly Gear is named for Fran's Brussels Griffon, Golly - who was a discriminating judge of all things dog throughout her life.