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The Forecast Calls for Nuts

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I was showing a potential client the kennel, and she wanted to tour the 25 acres of dog walking paths with her fuzzy white dog. It was an extremely muddy spring day in northeast Ohio, and I encouraged her to come back when things were drier, on a nicer day, so they both wouldn’t get muddy. She looked at me in surprise, and said she had no mud in her neighborhood, that she couldn’t believe that our ground was soft — as if she didn’t believe me. She then began to question me as to which exact day in the future the mud would be gone … as if I could foresee the future and predict weather. I told her that I would call her when I was able to do that … Stacy Totten, Meadow Run, Richfield, OH

 

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A Rental, Complete With Pets

A lot more than furniture was included.

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true story: I am renting to own a house from a friend and not only did it come with some furniture but also a cockatoo, two cats and some koi! Talk about instapot — no instapets — to go along with my five dogs and one cat! — Christine Dixon, Wiggle and Walks Pet Care, Charlotte, NC

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True Tales: A Fine Excuse for Being Absent

Excuse, excuse…

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We sent out a customer email in February and received this funny out-of-office auto-reply: “I have the flu, and I did get a shot in September. I’m wiped out. Will get back to you when able.” — Tom Jeffrey, Dinky Dog Club, Charleston, SC

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Groomer Manipulates Laws of Science

At least that’s what the customer thinks.

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A lady wanted us to redo her dog’s haircut because she was convinced that the new style she requested was causing static electricity when she put on and removed her dog’s sweaters. I told her as sweetly as possible that while I did think my groomers were amazing, manipulating the laws of science was beyond their realm of scope! — Maggie Victory, The Whole Pet, Fort Smith, AR 

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