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  1. #13
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    Yes it is slow this week, bookings for next week better.

  2. #14
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    Business is looking especially busy after Labor Day. What I do is offer my groomers that have earned or not vacation time that I will give them a bonus day off extending their vacation if they take it the 2 weeks before or week after school starting. IT WORKS!! See why?

  3. #15
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    We had a little and its warming up again.

  4. #16
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    No....but I’m taking 3 weeks off in early October and every customer is scared, lol! I’m booked solid from now until the end of October. I may need to take a long vacation every fall!


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  5. #17
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    Sep 2011
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    School started in one county this past Wednesday and starts in the clinics county tomorrow so it’s been erratic. Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s have been jammed. Tuesday’s and Saturday’s have been quieter (off Sunday and Thursday ). When I left on Saturday Monday, Friday and Saturday of this week were crammmed with people demanding a wait list for those days. Tuesday was empty and Wednesday had me one weeekly regular.
    Hope it balances out soon.

  6. #18
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    Last 2 weeks were slow, phones picking up this am. Already booked 5. Fingers crossed. 11 years in, and I still get worried. Stands to reason as another superstore has opened up near me. Talk about a flooded market here in central Florida.

  7. #19
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    I'm dead in the water right now. I have my pre-books, but right now I have nothing on the books this week and 3 dogs next week. Yup, that's it.

    I can't decide if I'm okay with it or not! Having a puppy and a special needs type dog.. it's good in that respect. It's really really hot and muggy which no one is used to. Like right now it's 80' and 78% humidity.

    I think people are.."pay my electric bill, suffer in the heat, groom the dog." I'm thinking the electric bill wins right now. Most of my clients are over 55.

    I may put one of my cats down this week.. and I'm leaving on Thur, taking the train up to where my Dad lives so we can celebrate his 90th birthday!!! I'll return on Sunday. I REFUSE REFUSE REFUSE to ever drive those freeways through Los Angeles again. It's a brutal drive. The freeways are in horrible condition... it takes 8 hours to get there these days, when it used to take 6 hours. And the train is 8 1/2 hours.. with wifi, with a bathroom lol, with a little cafe!!

    And that was totally random. My cat has been suffering with kidney failure for 3 years. I give her fluids daily, she's on blood pressure meds, and a cocktail of other meds that I shove down her throat via a syringe.. but the last 2 weeks she's been hiding under a bed. She's done this for the past 3 summers, then she gets a governor's reprieve when I have thought of putting her down. But I think she's near done .

    So, I guess I'm trying to find silver linings on being very slow. Good time to look into cat grooming or a move to Colorado. Haha.. I don't know what we're doing. I am trying NOT to convey that to customers.. it's business as usual until the sign goes up and we're not sure when that is. So many things have to be in place. My dh's business is booming, so that's good. But that makes it hard to move.
    Debbie
    There's always room for another rose in the garden.

  8. #20
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    Jun 2016
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    San Diego
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    We've been getting some calls back again and looks pretty good but mostly after Labor Day.

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