we are now presenting our work PUBLIC facing after stumbling on a squeaky and finding my mojo and confidence!
Recently, I lost direction.
I tried not to be so hard on myself and embraced feeling a little lost. When Steve was discharged from hospital after two major life changing operations his care fell on me. Anyone that knows me, knows I am not a strong stomached person. In this time, I closed Puggeroomie to enable Steve the recovery time he needed. There was no time scale for his recovery and what we have been through doesn’t happen every day. What happened to Steve is so very rare!
Unfortunately, we have had a few unexpected setbacks coupled with a few scary moments, but we are constantly pulling together and taking everything in our stride. I have found while talking to people who have been through a traumatic life experience that they fully understand where Steve and I have been since October last year. When you have been there, you realise how precious and fragile life can be. Those that haven’t experienced anything like this are quick to judge. Without a doubt one day those quick to judge will experience ‘the cycle of life’ that’s where I am currently at. I am now 46 years of age and I have a different take on my life now.
If it feels good just do it and make sure you kiss and hold hands often!
So, for those of you that do not know me I am Joe Lee and I solely run Puggerooomie. My husband Steve helps me now and then when away from the office. When Steve helps our stats go up. I do still wish I had that 2018 pug boot camp video; it was just hilarious! but sadly everything was deleted in challenging times when undoubtably the right decision was to close, apologise and fully refund all bookings affected.
Over the years of trading, I have found that our client’s number one priority is knowing that their dog(s) are safe, happy, healthy and being well looked after. Quite right too! Our squashed face monsters are our precious beloved companions after all! No one really cares about my waffle. I know that, but one thing to know about me is I love to creative write, and I love to waffle! Apologise in advance but you can’t change me! I am like marmite, you either like me or dislike me.
So here are my recent thoughts...
After everything we have gone through, I read some quite upsetting comments about both myself and Steve on social media. I also received a few upsetting emails coupled with reading screen shots from my close friends who care about us both and our reputation. We have also been made a joke from another pet professional whom we had highly recommended.
With negative and cruel comments plastered publicly, of course this affected me and when it affects me, it affects us or visa versa.
I felt I could no longer post onto social media; for me it was no longer a happy place. Not good when you are trying to build your business back up. To move forward I then created a private group, a safe haven for me to be ‘myself’ away from a public facing audience. In doing this, I then encountered another hurdle. Admin from another pug group didn’t like that I created a pug group. So not be long, I then changed my group to booked clients only to be used as a viewing platform for all owners to see their dogs while on staycation. Not before long many other non-booked potential customers asked to join and denying entry seemed to be like closing our front door on them. It seemed super unfriendly.
I started to then doubt myself and question everything, until someone close to me sent me a private message with a picture. (Pictured below).
As from Sunday 31st we are going PUBLIC again on Puggeroomie page.
You see folks, I love what I do, and the only way forward for me is
‘If something it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it’
I have felt bullied/trolled on social media but as from Sunday I am going public and all haters or people who do not understand reasonings behind our closure can kiss ……….. and all pugs are showing their cute curlys whirlys!
I am feeling very positive!!!!
Joe Lee is feeling blessed. Shared with Public
So lovely to see my business Puggeroomie picking back up again after all that has happened to Steve and myself. I have some lovely dogs due for their summer and Christmas staycations.
Established on Saint Valentine's Day. 2018 Animal boarding five stars higher standard licensed and inspected. Name of licence holder Mrs Joanne Lee BOES/165/2.