Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bubbles Grooming, 1 month

It's been a month now that I have worked at Bubbles.  I am no longer bathing but grooming!  I like it much better .  Some days are great, some days harder then other especially with the number of big dogs that come through the shop!  Most days I am happy to get up and go to work as well!  I am still working every other day which is good.  I do want to go to full time at some point though.  Maybe in September I will .  Karen, my boss, told me I am getting a raise after my probation period is up, yippee!,  Groomers get more money, so hurray for that. 
Who would have thought I would return to grooming after 8 years, but I am glad now that I found the job.  That is another story, how I found this job.

I had been looking for a couple of months, put in a few resumes but nothing ever came of them, joined a job agency that helped people find jobs even.  Anyway, one morning I was on the computer and decided to check out kijji jobs, I never had checked out kijji before but decided to for some reason.  This job was posted in the top 5 on the first page, rather then leave a message I grabbed a resume and went down there to talk with the owner in person.  I am glad how everything fell into place, just looking and being in the right place at the right time, so cool and lucky :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Week Three , continued

Well Day 1 back to work after holidays went well.  I was able to "rough" in a few dogs before bathing , it will take a bit to feel comfortable grooming again as it has been 3 years since I used clippers to groom a dog.  I did some bathing as well as the grooming as we were down a bather  but I feel like my back is getting into shape as it wasn't as hard as it was on my first day there. 
I have my own grooming table set up and just need to tweek things a bit to get them the way I like them.  Every day does seem to be getting better and I am feeling more and more comfortable. 
I am anxious to meet the new bather tomorrow as well.......things are looking up.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Week 3

Tomorrow I go back to work after a week off......not sure what I will be doing though.  Before I left on holidays my boss and I talked about me helping out with the grooming , she was going to hire someone else to help with the bathing.  I am back to being nervous all over again as I don't know what to expect and Karen grooms different then I do.  Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Vacation is all over, back to work on Monday.  We enjoyed our time in Sherwood Park, looking forward to going back at some point.

Out at the Olive Garden....

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vacation Update

Having a great time on vacation.....relaxing, the dogs are also doing great according to my dog sitters.  I have been getting updates and lots of pictures of Lync, also one picture of Kort and an update from a friend about Ash.  That alone makes me relax!

Yesterday Brad and I went to the West Edmonton Mall for a few hours, then later met up with my sister Debra, and Gene, Adrienne and Aaron at the Olive Garden for supper.  After we went to see my niece Adrienne's new apartment.  We got home and passed right out, we were beat!

Tonight we are at a barbecue with the family at Debra's house.  I am looking forward to that as well.  We have decided to spend an extra night here just to chill, go swimming, have a hot tub.  Then will be heading back on Thursday and picking up the boys on Friday.  I have to drive out to New Dayton to get Kort, I will be sick of driving by then .  I did all of the driving to Edmonton and even to the mall yesterday.  Brad drove to the Olive Garden though.

Here are a couple of pictures of the boys ........

Ashley and Lync

Kort at Amandas

Sunday, July 10, 2016


It's a strange feeling being in the house with no dogs!  I took them all to their sitters yesterday evening as Brad and I are leaving early this morning for Sherwood Park and a few days of vacation.  We haven't had time together for a few years now and we are looking forward to it!  Looking forward to time with my sister as well, we have grown so close now that it is just the two of us. 
Better get myself moving, want to be on the road by 9, Happy Travels to us!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

End of Week Two

Things are going well as I end the second week of my new job.....I had to talk to my boss and go to three days a week instead of five however.....the low tub is doing me in I'm afraid, the bigger dogs are putting a  huge strain on my lower back.  I still hope that as time goes on this will improve, fingers crossed this will happen.  Yesterday I did a border collie and after that I could not bend at all, I was glad it was my last bath of the day.  I am working 4 days this week, filling in for another's day off, so I hope my back can handle it.

The dogs seem to be ok as well, Ash had a few days of diarrhea but I think that has cleared itself up now.  It is stressful to be going to work and having to leave  dog home sick. 

This Sunday we leave for Sherwood Park, a nice dog free holiday for Brad and I, Lync goes to Ashley from Jog My dog, the young girl who has been jogging him, Ash goes to the kennel he was at in April and Kort goes to Amanda's house. 

That's about all for my update, got to go to work now !