The Weekly – Tired of Being Inspired?

End of Summer Hazy Days This has been a quick and amazing summer, or at least it was for me. Now, maybe, just maybe I’m in a less than inspired mood and that’s a lesson, isn’t it? Do you ever get tired of being inspired? Tired of being “ON”?  Tired of doing everything for everyone? […]

The Weekly – Dog Days of Summer in the Year of the Dog

According to what I found online, the Dog Days of Summer are wrapped up about now, however, according to that same definition of a period of lethargy, inactivity, or indolence, they are still going strong! Ha! “dog days. the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the […]

The Weekly – Dogs in Need Eat Free While We Drink Free! Yippee!

Mission Driven Means Good Business Tonight is the Women in the Pet Industry Network reception at Super Zoo. Hope you’re reading this on your phone while strutting the aisles of Superzoo! If not, shut your eyes and envision booths of pet products as far as the eye can see. No joking on this and what shoes you […]

The Weekly – It’s a Dog World Now!

Dogs Featured on Life Magazine Cover! I was walking through the airport sundries shop when my eye spied this magazine. If you weren’t already convinced dogs are in our lives to stay then this is additional proof, especially with a subtitle of “Why We Need Them. Why They Need Us.” When I travel, I think my […]

The Weekly – Memories, Can be Wonderful and Yet…

Missing those who we’ve loved and lost Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. That’s the official reason all government offices are closed as well as many businesses. Will you be open for business next Monday? […]

The Weekly – Why Bite About It?

When you Get Bit – Or bite – Fix it Fast. My little, old dog Stewart seems to forget past tussles. He has had at least four major altercations with my big, young dog Clayton in the last three years. As dogs, they fight, they bite and then they move on (Though the vet bills […]

The Weekly – Ask a Better Question, here’s how

Engaging with your clients is about asking Easter is this Sunday and this is another opportunity to know your customers better, engage with them more and learn something that can help you. It begins with a question and I’m going to give you a couple to use. I would love to hear about your results. […]

The Weekly – What are You Still Hurt About?

Did you know there is Healing through Heeling… It turns out that my Papillion, Stewart, failed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen trail, twice in his youth. Years ago, when I brought him home my family was going through some hard times. We had two young boys and through the turmoil I fear they were less […]

The Weekly – A Wee Bit of the Irish… 1 way to add a bit of the green

Are You Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Is every holiday a time to promote? That’s like asking, is every day a day to sell? Ha! So St. Patrick’s day is this weekend – what is 1 thing you can do to add more green to your business? You probably have more ideas than the one […]

Pet Women Weekly – Red, White and Booze

Dear Pet Lover, What’s Your Tradition?   Yesterday, on the 4th of July you would have found me in a camp chair alongside the road in St. Paul, Oregon for a good old fashioned small town parade. You can’t get more American than that in my mind. Horses, farm machinery, all the rodeo queens from […]