GSD's, I think Angela and Grey's are onto a winner here. I like their ideas. The wording appeals to me.
Lol once GSD's got her marketing campaign sorted, I'LL be the next one wanting ideas!
Good night all. I'm zonked. We have had winds here tonight like a mini tornado, so the boys are peeved that Mum won't let them sleep in the tent tonight. Too bad. Lol. At least it has cooled things down, as today was so hot!
Sleep tight. Frig, Inca snores loudly!!!
Night DA, hope you get a good nights sleep!
Ok it was a really really long walk, and gawd 6 pages later...
Thinking mood? I dunno - I'm really kind of busy doing displacement activities, ie avoiding what I'm supposed to be doing. And I'm also a bit bored - like you have a tonne of things to do and don't want to do any of them so you think you will have a bit of an escape here, and there's nothing much happening. Which is probably a good thing but then today I don't have much to do even on the forum.
The other problem is when I'm trying to deflect people from posting in dead horse (nods to DA) threads - I need to give them somewhere else to post and something else to think about or it won't work.
And I've never been much for social chit chat in written format. Too much fluff and not enough nonsense or fun.
I don't usually notice a full moon. Tonight my walk finished in the moonlight with a dog walking friend on the local tennis courts so her dog could have a proper run off lead with Frosty Personal Trainer to the Beagles and now Personal Trainer to a GSD puppy. The friend wasn't sure if her dog would come back and was worried about her dog being hit by a car if she let her off lead on the oval - which isn't securely fenced.
I'm fairly sure her GSD bitch wouldn't let her out of her sight, but human owner doesn't know this yet. Secure tennis court ideal place to practice.
Anyway friend noticed the moon, I noticed it not quite full yet, and commented that before street lighting, many community meetings were organised for nights of full moon - because those were the nights people could see where they were going.
Sometimes I don't sleep so well on nights with full moon - cos it's too bright in my bedroom - and lack of sleep affects me definitely.
C&B - don't need to sell to move home. Do what I did when I left Canberra, rent the place out, maybe on a month by month lease, and find what you want in Tas, use a bridging loan or equity in the Melbourne place to buy it. Get an independent valuation (eg the sort the banks get not the sort the real estate agents do), and don't get too hung up on getting the best price - or you will never move.
Work out what 10% is either way and be prepared to take it. And read Neil Jenman's book "Don't Sign Anything" before you pick a real estate agent. Pick one that promises you a price (or better) or no commission, in writing. You're almost certain to get more for a Melbourne place than any equivalent place in Tas will cost. And the market in Tas will probably lag a little bit on Melbourne's ie if Melbourne's market is going up now, Tasmania's will soon if it isn't already. You can rent in Tas if you dont find what you want to buy quick enough. There's bound to be places that take fur kids.
Regards the happy paws treats marketing, I find the best thing for backing up word of mouth is a large number of business cards that can be handed out at places of doggy exercising. I helped catch many a reluctant pooch with those treats. And several pooches that "don't eat treats" would eat those. And several pooches with "special dietary requirements" (loads of food allergies) - could eat them too.
Frosty herself is a PITA - she either takes a treat, or she doesn't and it has not much to do with the actual treat. She's as happy with wholemeal bread as a happy paws treat or even fresh steak with garlic sauce. Sigh. With her - it's all (& any treats) or nothing. So I frequently have gathering of dogs around me all sitting nicely for the treats, and Frosty is the far side of the oval and doesn't care.
The training treats are the most convenient treats I've ever used given they are tiny - I don't have to cut them up smaller, and they are clean not sticky or gooey and they don't need refrigerating. I suspect roast beef (as recommended by Leslie Nelson Really Reliable Recall) isn't going to be so easy to work with.
If you can use that to incorporate into marketing - feel free.
frosty mostly doesn't snore.
She sometimes yips in her sleep but I've never noticed this during night time sleep - only day time sleeps, the whole body twitches.
Anyway I'm off to sleep myself now. And see if Frosty picks tonight to break the pattern.
That was such a sweet post Hyacinth about the treats. Frosty may "fresh air" them when it suits, but it sounds like they've been useful for other dogs you've met. I especially like what you wrote about them being "not sticky & gooey". I have a "feedback" page on my web site & from the stats I look at every day, it gets a lot of hits. You're pretty eloquent, so I'd love some feedback I can post if you're up for it.
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