Holy Crackers! I’m laughing!
This year, we have decided to pass on all festive and NYE invites.
Something now feels rather special about our plans to cosy down at home to look after 12 adorable pugs.
Preparations for Christmas are on the way!
Of course, I have been singing! I made this little ditty up ha ha ha!
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my clients dropped off to me…
Twelve pugs zoom zooming!
Eleven pugs boof boofing!
Ten pugs poot tooting!
Nine pugs scoff scoffing!
Seven curlys waggin!
Six pug heads tilting!
Five....... snoring......... pugs!
Four pugs go poop!
Three puggies wee!
Two pugs starshape!
And a pug up our Christmas Tree!
Seriously. I cannot wait!
I am, currently putting together many ‘special extras’ for all fluffy ones.
Full details of our Puggeroomie ‘Fluffy Boofing Christmas and a Boof Fluffy New Year’ will be added onto our website very soon.
Steve and I would also like to thank all our December clients for making our Christmas just how I visualised it. I am laughing!
Big Huggeroonies x
We decided to cancel our own hooman holiday plans to have a quiet cosy Christmas at home.
Thank you to all that have booked our
'Fluffy Boofing Christmas and a Boof Fluffy new Year' !!!!!!!
I cannot wait!!!!!
I'm just off to tell Steve ha ha ha! wink wink xx
Today, I had to take Kobe, Rosie, Poldark and Demelza to register and meet our new vet.
One word, hilarious!
On reversing out of our driveway, I had the lovely view of my three babies Kobe, Poldark and Rosie strapped in safe on the back seat and Demelza scratching my hand while on the gear stick from her passenger seat. We hadn’t even left Ryde Place and I knew we were off to an interesting start.
Stuck in traffic along Portsmouth Road, Rosie decides to look out the rear window to get attention from the van behind, Kobe starts barking at a cyclist by our side, Poldark is staring at me oddly in the rear view mirror singing and Demelza is looking like she needs a poo while strangely smelling into the radio?!
When seen in public wearing my Puggeroomie uniform there is always this feeling that I want to appear publicly professional in all I do. I don’t know where this has come from? it’s just a feeling I get. I guess I take pride in my work. I am laughing because things never work out how I plan in my mind. I opted for Kobe and Rosie to travel inside the pram across a busy car park while Poldark and Demelza walk along side.
A lady shopping pointed at me with her friend ‘you have your hands full are those all yours’. Yes, I replied ‘I am a proud Pugmom of four’. ‘Looks like hard work to me’ I replied, ‘no different to four small children really’. At this point Demelza had wound her lead a thousand times around my leg, Poldark was sprinkling on the shop corner, Rosie is digging the pram for any treats and Kobe had just realised we are about to go into a new pet shop and started boof boofing!
I quickly headed through the pet shop and made way to the lift to go upstairs. Inside the lift, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. Phew! ‘we’ve made it this far my little tinkerbums’. Feeling safe and secure inside our quiet small boxed lift. A good time I felt to tell them how good they all are and gave them a few fave liver ball treats.
I knew any moment the lift door would soon open, I needed to feel more prepared. My jacket came off, jumper too! the pressure was on. I felt a little tropical thinking about what my little tinkerbums were going to do next on me seeing all the other animals waiting to be seen. Demelza started nom noming the glass lift door with her mouth the squeaky noise sucking glass was in no way embarrassing as she thought she saw her Dad.
For those of you that do not know Steve and I never met Demelza’s Dad when we decided to offer her a forever home. Demelza often lunges talking oddly when thinking it could be her real Dad.
I had to explain to her while squeaking the lift glass it was a cat.
Pleased to say my little tinkerbums are all of good health. They have gained a little puggy wobble wobble weight, but this will even out before our next visit I am sure.
Thank you to all staff who made us feel welcome, helped me and made such a fuss of my four crazy fur children.
'Crazy four fur children' I wouldn’t want it any other way.
After all, I am a crazy Pugmom!
This is a unique and exciting job opportunity for the right candidate.
Puggeroomie are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to look after our four resident pugs at Puggeroomie.
The successful applicant must have experience of either working with animals or owning a family pet.
The ideal candidate:
The job role:
The job itself would require looking after our four adorable pugs Kobe, Rosie, Poldark and Demelza in our absence within our family home. Very much like a child minding/pet sitting role.
Hours of work:
No set hours. The hours of work offered would be very varied
An example of a typical working pattern would be. One day a week (for example, Sunday morning) the successful candidate will receive a text/email to what hours we may need cover for that coming week. Please note that there may be some weeks that we may not need any cover.
Day and evening cover:
This job role is to cover our absence throughout day and night time hours. This cover would be required if we need to attend any appointments or social functions.
On occasion we may also need overnight cover to which our guest room would then be provided. Such as our minibreaks and holiday cover.
Competitive rates paid for hours worked. Cash in hand.
To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to Joe Lee Managing Director to email@example.com
Closing date: 12/11/2021
In the month of October at Puggeroomie we start to pack away our summer into storage. ‘The Beach Garden’ no longer has paddling pools, ball pools, sand pits, outside toys, bubble machines, day beds, cooling mats and parasols. Indoors we no longer have oscillating tower fans and cooling beds.
In the month of October we look forward to the warm and the cosy. Today, I have arranged our log order for our open fire to see us through winter. I have found our disco light pet tags, jumpers and high visibility coats. At Puggeroomie we believe all dogs needs regular walks regardless of the weather.
When out on walks it’s important to make sure you and your fluffy ones are wrapped up warm.
Remember to check paws in winter months and keep them washed and clean. It’s always good to check for snow in between toes, also salt and grit from roads.
Dry off wet and mud after walks and make sure your dogs have a cosy bed away from any cold draughts.
Food wise, if you do find that your dog is less active in the winter months, make sure you adjust the amount of food you give them accordingly to avoid weight gain.
Some dogs can be very reluctant to venture out into the cold. If this is the case, do not force them out but make sure you provide them with lots of toys for them to play and keep them occupied while indoors.
Cold weather often brings reduced visibility in foggy or snowy weather conditions. If you're letting them off the lead, make sure your dog has good recall to avoid them getting lost and, as always, make sure their microchip details are up to date with your correct contact information.
As the nights draw in earlier and the sun rises later, attach a small light (disco lights) to your dog's collar so they can be seen when out on walks in reduced visibility.
Keep your dog away from stretches of frozen water as it's impossible to tell how secure the surface is. Keep them on a lead.
I love October!!!
Here is a list of things we do with Kobe, Rosie, Poldark and Demelza...
We love to dress up at Halloween and choose a pumpkin in a field.
Make some pumpkin treats
Play with leaves
Play in puddles
Play in mud
Go on a nature hike
Building a den
Drive thru Costa or visit Portsdown Hill! ha ha!
Enrichment games indoors with puzzles.
Be careful of mould and fungi on leaves in piles. Stagnant water. Mushrooms. Acorns. Yew tree and other shrub berries.
Be prepared at home for fireworks.
Be careful at Christmas with certain foods and Christmas decorations.
If you need any more tips feel free to get in touch, always here on the end of my emails and phone.
You can also ask your local vets about winter hazards and poisonous things to look out for.
You could always use a rainy day to have a look on google. There is lots of valuable information on there.
For all enquiries
Tel 07584 829228 firstname.lastname@example.org
I love being inconspicuous.
Starting up Puggeroomie the first thing I saved my 'pug pennies' for was my very own signed van. Back then in 2018, I wanted Puggeroomie to be visually catching. My dream was to look in keeping with all other pet professionals that I had seen driving around.
I remember devoting a lot of my time to creating my very own company logo and various pug designs including the picture of my Rosie at Trevaunance Cove for my van’s new signage. I was ever so excited!
At first, I felt rather proud inside driving around in my new Puggeroomie van but not before long it felt like a very bad idea on many levels for being such a unique business!
I had parked up in a very beautiful location to start an early morning countryside pawstretch adventure. The winding path lead along The River Hamble. A very tranquil place, beautiful in fact. After enjoying half an hour of walking and taking photographs, I was keen to see where the path lead. I then had noticed three men walking behind me. I was alone with two very expensive KC registered pugs.
My thoughts that day raced to all sorts of conclusions while these three men simply walked past me saying Good Morning.
I’m laughing, I think it’s fair to say we have all felt a 'silly fearful' before.
Last week, we said our fond farewells to ‘Herbert’ our signed Puggeroomie van. With such a rise in crime regarding dog theft I felt that my van advertised Puggeroomie in a negative way.
My final thoughts were 'if parked up in various dog walking locations it would advertise where I was and that I wasn’t at home. It also advertised what breed of dogs I would be walking'.
On every level in such times, I worried about my own security at home and being away from home. The dogs under my care and all snorts!
So, I love being inconspicuous!
For those of you that watch 'The Inbetweeners' I am now the proud owner of my very own ‘Minge Mobile’ its even funnier when Mr Puggeroomie drives it. Ha ha ha!
So at Puggeroomie we still do offer a chauffeur pet transportation service to collect and deliver your dog(s) to and from Puggeroomie. Please enquire on booking.
My new car ‘Betty’ has everything set out by DEFRA to safety transport all dog(s) under our care. It’s a very cosy Betty bean of a car that has bought me a lot of smiles feeling more safe and secure when out and about.
Every small business owner knows how much time and dedication goes into running their own business.
Within the pet industry I find that I wear many wonderful hats throughout my day. I’m laughing this is Steve’s hat!
To give you a good idea, here is a overview of what I do behind the scenes at Puggeroomie.
• I care around the clock for all dogs that share time with us here at Puggeroomie.
Feeding, health checks, exercise, grooming, cuddling, playing. The list is endless!
• I am responsible for cleaning within our home.
We use all pet friendly cleaning products! Daily I clean all beds, blankets, toys. I mop floors of an evening, hose our garden, power wash outside toys.
Best handbag Steve bought me was a yellow Karcher! ha ha! such a fan!
• Responsible for gardening.
• I manage all general/booking enquiries, administrative tasks, accounts, and banking.
• I web design. I have designed my own website; I am responsible for its upkeep and its blog.
• I create my own marketing promotions and advertising ideas.
• I host pug Christmas events.
• I am involved with various charities and I have regular contact with Animal Welfare.
• I offer free help/training/support and guidance to other Pet Professionals in any areas they feel they may need to chat about.
Aside to Puggeroomie, I am a devoted wife and daughter, family girl and friend. I organise quality time together, days out, mini breaks, parties, and other social gatherings.
When times are quiet on social media there is no need to feel worried. I promise, I am always contactable.
Nine times out of ten I maybe cooking a homemade curry or casserole, walking one of four resident dogs or those who prefer not to be posted on social media whilst under our care. I could be cutting the grass, folding washing or doing my grocery shopping.
Every small business owner knows how much time and dedication goes into running their own business.
The rewards are MASSIVE!
And seriously... I wouldn’t change one thing!
I love OUR Puggeroomie
I love all our roomies. Sending kisses!
Thank you all for your custom and continued support in supporting my dream x
At Puggeroomie we are now seeing a huge increase in separation anxiety since owners and their dogs have shared a lot of time together in National Lockdown.
The majority of times, our adorable ‘roomies’ tend to settle in the good company of our four dogs. We often find that our ‘roomies’ are very happy just enjoying a good furry friend to snuggle with on their staycation. However, on occasion, our ‘roomies’ may need hooman contact. Steve or myself will then throughout the night to stay close by to them for that extra reassurance.
With our Kobe, Rosie, Poldark and Demelza we have always encouraged what we call ‘quiet time’ a little routine that enables all dogs to sleep and settle without us there. This can be while we are food shopping, getting a costa drive thru, catching up with our parents or going to bed of an evening etc.
We highly recommend that now we are easing out from our lockdown routines that you start to slowly introduce 'quiet time' too!
Dogs in the wild are pack animals it is in their nature to enjoy spending time as part of group rather than alone. This natural instinct is still there, meaning domesticated dogs can develop separation anxiety as a result of spending too much time with their owners and believing that every time you leave the room you are essentially leaving them forever. By introducing periods of prolonged separation and encouraging dogs to have some independence as a puppy or as an adult, this will make life a lot easier when it comes to going shopping, to work or heading out to places where dogs are not allowed.
How dogs react to being left alone is I feel dependant on their breed and upbringing. I do know that it is largely a result from how they are raised and their early puppy experiences.
Although it may be tempting to spend a lot of time together, sharing a bed, cuddling and being constantly close, by adopting this routine it will eventually lead to more anxieties later down the line. Separation anxiety can be displayed in several ways such as barking, crying, whining, chewing, toileting indoors or general destructiveness.
*Please note the following comments are based on my opinion as a professional home boarder running a five star at higher standard licence. I am not qualified in specialist behaviour/obedience.
Through windows by Joe Lee - Written 20/05/2020 sat on the beach.
In this uncertain time we must stay apart,
So for the now, I'll carry you inside my heart.
Through windows we air cuddle to then talk on the phone.
Social distancing saves lives while we stay safe in our homes.
I miss you so much words fail me, just now.
Through windows we sign, a new namaste bow.
I watch every sunrise in hope we'll be together again soon.
I blow a kiss everynight in your direction under our moon.
I clap NHS on a Thursday and bang my pots and pans.
I sing ridiculous songs on washing my hands.
Through windows just seeing your faces to me means oh so much.
On the days that I cry when this world feels so tough.
In this time of coronavirus we must try to find our smiles.
Painted rainbows on all windows brings us hope for a while.
Our garden birds sing much louder which is lovely to hear.
Soon that will be us when we reunite celebrate and cheer.
For now I'm looking though windows at all my teddy bears
The ones I put out for children to hunt here and there.
I reminisce of when I was little and the songs you would both sing.
So close inside my heart as I touch my diamond ring.
In this uncertain time we must stay apart.
But for now, I am carrying you both in my heart.