Saying Goodbye to the Hotel

Saying Goodbye to the Hotel

For the past year and a half, I have worked at a pet hotel almost every weekend where I wasn't on call for my full time job. As I mentioned last Monday, there have been a lot of changes happening. So much so that I had to make a very hard decision to say goodbye to the pet hotel. I gave my two weeks notice a week ago, but I don't have any shifts after yesterday as I go on call the following week so I wasn't on the schedule that last week anyways. So yesterday, I said goodbye to the dogs for the last time. All of the dogs I became very attached to, especially the regulars that came all of the time so I was very teary eyed when leaving. As I was turning in the notice. Though they aren't my pets, I felt like they were part of my pack. Sure I'm not going to miss a few aspects, but overall I loved working at the hotel and seeing all of the dogs. Some weeks it was my highlight of the week, while others were different. Maybe one day I'll go back if things in my life change, but for right now I really need to focus on my full time job and get a day off on the weekends so I don't burn out. As I was constantly becoming burnt out and my physical/mental health was suffering for it.…

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Pixie Turns 4 Years Old

Pixie Turns 4 Years Old

My baby turned 4 years old today! According to what we were told from the foster home where she was born, July 21st is her birthday. We didn't get her until October but since I know her actual birthday I celebrate both at once. It's still hard to believe that she's already four, it still seems like I literally just got her a year or two ago.…

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I Almost Lost the Pixie Bug to HGE

I Almost Lost the Pixie Bug to HGE

This entire week I've basically been off social media as I've been solely concentrated on Pixie as she almost died this week. OR rather she could have, which is why I wanted to put my full focus on her. I'll get into what HGE is later as I kind of just want to write literally everything that happened.…

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Dressing up Pixie for Christmas

Dressing up Pixie for Christmas

Pixie is not a fan of dressing up especially after Halloween when we dressed her and Kiki up in Star Wars and DC Comic. But she doesn't mind wearing bandannas. So I have quite a few from PetSmart that are perfect for the season. I also switched out her comic book collar for a green and white candy cane striped collar with red flowers and Christmas bells. And I thought I would show you some of my favorite bandannas that I like dressing Pixie in for the season.…

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A Bad Day For Mae

A Bad Day For Mae

There is something about a stressful day at work that leave you completely on edge. I had one of those days yesterday.…

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Pixie Turns Three Years Old

Pixie Turns Three Years Old

My little baby is growing up, today is her three year old puppy that I've had since she was twelve weeks old. Pixie Bug Jackie Young is her official full name or PBJ for short. Her mother was a rescue in Tennessee that was abandoned in a railroad car where she was found to be pregnant by a rescue group. Now no one believes this, but her mother was a fawn colored Welsh Corgi. We believe her father was a Jack Russel Terrier or a Rat Terrier, hence the nickname Jackie, and her very terrier like appearance. She had six brothers and sisters that were all adopted through the same foster home where they were born. We originally were going to adopt her sister Romana, but after meeting half of her siblings ended up driving home with Susie as she was called at the time.…

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Newest Family Member: Winnie Bear

Newest Family Member: Winnie Bear

A week ago, I helped my mom and sister pick out a brand new dog that's two to three years old. She was originally named Winnie, which I love because I think it would be cute to call her Winnie Bear. But since I'm technically just the aunt, I don't get a say and they are still figuring out what the final name will be. I'll keep you updated on what her final name will be once I learn it. But for right now I'm calling her Winnie.…

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Off-Lease Dog Parks with Pixie

Off-Lease Dog Parks with Pixie

In the Twin Cities there aren't a lot of open fields or places to take your dog that loves to run that don't require you have a lease. And a long lease doesn't cut it as they have limitations on the length of lease in many of these places. So finding an off-lease dog park is a must with having a dog who goes zero to sixty after a tennis ball. And I mean that quite literally... while maybe not the speed part. But if there is a tennis ball being thrown, nothing else matters in the world to her. And a six feet limit is not going to cut it. She wants to run 30 to 50 yards after the ball. If not more. …

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