And now it’s official!

Despite warmer than usual temperatures, March has been a whirlwind for me. Last week was Graduation Day(!) and now I step out on my own – marketing, marketing my BuddyBarber: In-Your-Home Grooming Service.

I truely loved my time at MACC. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn how to groom dogs and cats with compassion. Susan and Jaque were Top-Notch teachers, and I will always be grateful for what I learned from them.

I also loved the Reiki workshop at ALM that I attended as recommended by school. I have no doubt that dogs and cats are intensely calmed by the positive energies that can be put forth using Reiki inspired techniques. I had my own ‘gang-reiki’ session with these women that left no doubt in my mind that I am surrounded by powerful energies.

One of the things that I appreciate most about my time in school, is that it helped me shape my vision for my business… that yes, I will happily work with all dogs and cats in their homes… but that I feel particulary drawn to work with timid, anxious or older animals and service dogs who need to stay close to their owners. I feel great fulfillment in my work with these clients, and that is something that I never could say about my past worklife.

So, in moving on from the safety of school, I’ve done a bit of work to keep my new work space feeling as nurturing. I’ve placed my calming buddhas, that I brought home from India and Thailand, into my car…something of a mobile-mediation spot to get centered if I need to.

I’ve also turned my office into something a celebratory space – I can’t help feeling proud of the new skills that I’ve gathered – and so YES, I have posted up all the certificates received and found a home for all the graduation gifts that I received as well… because it is nice to be loved!

So… now it is official and I shall move happily on to my new BuddyBarber clients… and am hoping that my calling card soon gets full!

But, how could you NOT love these guys??? Tally-Ho!



About Respect The Paw

Izzy Tappan-deFrees is a compassionate animal groomer, a musician and songster, a teardrop camper lovin' traveler, a daughter, a wife & mom, a trail hiker, a campfire devotee, a wood carver, a student of spirit around the world, a good listener, a part-time poet and a former data analyst and programmer.
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3 Responses to And now it’s official!

  1. Clint Sours says:

    Congratulations on graduating and officially launching BuddyBarber! I think like your business plan and enjoy your tagline “respect the paw”.

    • respectthepaw says:

      Yes… so now you can get the dog you’ve always wanted and I can come to keep it shiny and new! 🙂

  2. carolenny says:

    Congratulations Izzy!!! love you tons! Carol

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