So, you bring me this puppy – she wags her tail, wiggles her bum and devours the cookies I offer; our friendship has begun. Several warm washes later, she starts to learn where the cookies are stored in my trailer, and that loud blow dryer, well it’s okay….
Now I am in love with your dog and your whole family really because you are all caring, good people. Remember that time it had been raining a lot and straight after her bath she jumped in that huge mud puddle then came running back to the trailer with the smuggest look on her face! Of course I made the time to wash her again for you. Cheeky rascal she was.
And here we are, fifteen or so odd years later, on her final baths having to gently lift her in because she was getting weaker and weaker. We knew the time was coming but somehow it does not make it any easier. Here we are having to say goodbye. Pet loss is so hard for everyone involved and I want her to live forever for you, but also for me!
When I get the phone call from you telling me she has passed, it hurts. It hurts so bad but I try to keep it together. Try to be the professional that I am. Try to find the words to calm you and tell you everything will be ok and that she will always be in our hearts.
I really, really wish I could make her live forever, but I do not have those kind of powers. But please know, I am just a phone call away with anything you may need and I am so, so grateful that I was a small part of her journey.
Love always, Your Aussie Pooch Mobile dog groomer