Elliot has found us a new home! With Elliot working so hard, we have had increased inquiries for boarding, and we decided it was time to expand! We have secured a new boarding location to better serve our growing number clients. It is a beautiful spot with plenty of land for all of Elliot’s fur friends to run and play! Elliot bought plenty of balls, Frisbees, and fun toys for him and all of his buddies. The location is completely secured, with a PVC/concrete safeguarded fence around the property. There is even enough space for a pool! And don’t say anything, but Elliot told me he has future plans to build one for him and his friends to swim! We are beyond excited to be able to offer this new feature to our clients and we cannot wait for our fur clients to indulge in their new vacation spot!
With so many brands out there today it can be difficult to decide what the best selection of dog food will be best for your pet. I think most people get advice from their vets on what brands to use and which ones not to; but on the other hand I think that many people just go to the store and grab whatever looks yummy for their pet. What those people don’t always know is that there are so many brands out there that are just flat out false advertising their “organic” and “all natural” dog food. Just like we as humans need to be cautious about the chemicals and artificial fillers in our food, our fur babies do too! Feeding your dog food that has chemicals and low-quality ingredients can lead to both physical and mental health issues like obesity, digestive problems, poor temperament, and lack of focus. I was recently shown a great article on this dilemma, where researchers, expert contributors, and dog owners gave their two cents on health and safety of dog food over the last several years, how to look for food that is beneficial for your dog, and which ones they found to be the best. Check out the link: http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/
So in this day in age it can be extremely difficult to find a cool pad to settle into for you and your fur love. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve looked for rentals in the Boston area, it can be slim pickings when it comes to finding a true pet friendly environment. Lucky for you guys, there’s the Kensington! Located downtown, the Kensington is a pet friendly luxury apartment building that caters to you and all of your pet needs! The building is a beautiful, modern establishment, with great staff, amazing residents, and the cutest fur friends! I have to say I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with such remarkable individuals on a regular basis (both human and fur alike)! Every month they have fun events for residents and some even incorporate your pets! They introduce up and coming businesses of all kind to suit your needs and make city living a breeze! They have a 24 hour concierge and have numerous amenities on site, like a pet spa, solarium, yoga studio, pool, fitness center, business center, car cleaning and detail services, charging station, theatre tickets, dinner reservations, dry cleaning, laundry service, and more! They have everything! Also, I can’t tell you how amazing it is to walk into a building that doesn’t blink twice if your dog does something crazy like pee in the lobby or knock over a bowl of treats! I’m telling you if you have a pet and you are looking for a place in town, check out the Kensington!
Here are some more of Elliot’s fur friends from the Kensington!
Let me start off by saying THANK YOU POOCH PARTY PACKS! These guys are great! As a pet service company, Elliot’s House was given a sample pack from pooch party packs to try, as they take pride in supporting pet businesses across the country and work collaboratively to provide their clients with the best products around. Well let me tell you Elliot sure did enjoy his pooch party pack! Each pack comes with toys, treats, grooming supplies, and all types of cool high quality dog products. All you have to do is choose the size of your dog, choose a plan and get the pack in order to start the fun. Coming from a picky pooch, Elliot loved his party pack, including all his toys and yummy treats. It is a super easy service at a great price. Your fur baby will love Pooch Party Packs!
“Be yourself, not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” –Henry David Thoreau
I was both inspired and encouraged to blog about an article that Carol sent to me this week. She told me that I had to read this article and see the video attached. After seeing the title, I knew exactly why. It was called, “This Man Quit Finance To Walk Dogs In The Norwegian Woods”. I immediately thought, “Wow, I’m not the only crazy person in this world that just decided to quit the corporate world and do something completely unorthodox and hope for the best”. I had to see his story.
After about five years of working in finance, Matt Hein left his traditional job and began working in the dog service industry. In the video, Matt explains how taxing it was to wake up before the sun and start his commute into London every day of the week to a job that he felt like he was just wasting his life away at. He says, “You have to get in in the morning before your boss, and you have to leave after your boss because that way your boss think you’re working much harder than you are”. He asked himself “what would I do if money were no object, what is my passion, what do I want to do? “ So he did it. Today, Matt walks dogs in the Norwegian woods and is happier than ever that he took a chance on doing something he enjoys.
Matt poses an important question that I began asking myself every day around the same age, is this all there is to life? Now I know it’s not just Matt and I that have felt or thought this, but how sad is it that at the age of 26 or 27 someone is already asking themselves if this is it? How miserable is that? In my opinion this just shouldn’t be happening. Why are we doing this to ourselves?
I did everything I was “supposed to do”. I went to school, got my education, graduated with my masters in Psychology and set out into the world as a therapist eager to help others and make a difference. I learned very quickly that this exciting dream I had hoped would come to fruition, just wasn’t ever going to be the case in this restrictive, redundant, crazy, close minded world we succumb to. When I graduated from grad school and began my journey as a therapist, I worked two jobs, about 60-75 hours a week, commuted my life away, and was completely consumed by my hectic corporate life that I lost track of myself. And by lost track….I won’t bore you with gruesome details of my misery, but you can just marinate with that for a bit and use your imagination about how messy things got. Let’s just say my life was wasting away and it just didn’t feel right for me before I began my journey with Elliot’s House.
Today I cannot even begin to express how my life has changed for the better. I wake up everyday thankful that my life is different. I love my job and everyday I’m excited to get outside with the dogs, get out there, and make my ideas and dreams a reality. Isn’t that how it is supposed to be? Aren’t we supposed to feel capable and in control of our lives? Live it as you may, but as Matt so perfectly put it, “you might as well fail at something you like than failing at something you hate”. Take a chance. To me life is supposed to be for living.