We have had our dog Ozzy for about a year and a half now and we have been trying a number of local groomers to see what we like and what he seems to like. For the most part the three that we tried were pretty similar as far as price, service and environment. The vet was by far the cleanest and friendliest, and a fairly standard rate. Recently we received a flyer in the mail for Aussie Mobile Pet groomers, so we thought we would give it a try.
At first I was a little apprehensive as it was going to run us about $80.00 to groom a little dog that weighs about 15 pounds, as opposed to the normal $65.00 we paid everywhere else. But I have to admit that I was quite impressed with the service.
We booked it online, which saved us $5.00, and got a confirmation email as well as a phone call. They arrived at the house on time, even a bit early, in their mobile can which was very clean and professional looking. The groomer came to the door and was very friendly and polite and made me feel comfortable about handing the little guy over. She told me he would be about an hour and she was exactly that.
The job was well done, and we didn’t have to leave the house. The dog was less stressed, and he didn’t have to be at the groomers all day.
Overall I would say it was a great service, though perhaps a little pricey. However if you have mobility issues or taking your dog to get groomed is just a nightmare and you don’t mind paying a little extra it might be with checking them out.
As I have mentioned in a past post, I am getting back into social media. One of the applications that I have gone back to is Instagram. I guess it is kind of like Twitter for people who like to take photos. It’s is a great idea for people who are travelling, and want to share those photos with friends and family right away. Also a good way to diarize your trip. I have a large number of photos I took with a film camera when I was in England, Ireland, and Scotland, but when I got home, to try and put them in chronological order was a nightmare. That could also have something to do with the copious amounts of alcohol that was consumed on that trip.
I just like seeing photos people have taken and posted, and comments made. Wether on a trip or not. I am posting more photos than I have in the past and I find myself looking for things to take picutres of just so I can post them. If you haven’t had a look at Instagram yet it is worth a look.
As some of you may know, I recently “deleted” my Facebook account. I just didn’t really use it that much and ended up seeing more posts from people that I hadn’t actually seen in person for more than 20 years. I also really didn’t care to see what games people were playing or what their “Likes” were.
I haven’t given up on social media though, I am using G+ more, and restarted my Path and Instagram accounts. What I really want though is an app or program for using them all in the same place. Does such an animal exist? Tweetdeck is gone and it seems that Hootsuite only does Twitter and Facebook. If anyone has any tips or apps that you use, please let me know.