Tail Wags Boutique has been a reality for only three years, but a dream of owner Amanda Powell’s for much longer. Over 11 years ago she decided to branch off into a career that would incorporate her love of dogs while also providing a living for her family. Jumping feet first into the world of dog grooming, she learned a great deal in a short period of time.
There are two things that I thoroughly enjoyed during my childhood, playing with my pets, and sketching. I was lucky to grow up in a pet-friendly household that allowed me to have a dog and a cat. I was pretty active in sketching and drawing when I was younger. As I grew older and entered my teenage years, school started demanding more and more of my time. I stopped spending time sketching and nurturing my drawing talent. My free time was consumed by either studying or some other meaningless stuff. The raging hormones that come with puberty didn’t help either. I cleared high school and joined college, where I studied while working part-time. As you can guess, my schedule never allowed me to have any hobbies. My primary focus was on school and work.
Once upon a time a long, long time ago...there lived a famous cowboy, named Cowboy Bob. He lived out in Texas, yes he did, and he had a big farm out there with lots of chickens, and ducks, and pigs, and cows, and turkeys, ans sheep and llamas, and goats, and chickens, and ducks, and pigs, and cows, and turkeys, ans sheep and llamas, and goats.....and chickens!
Before I begin, it has to be declared:
I was having a...day. You know the kind—the type where you work really hard to remain positive and optimistic, but you come to the point where you run out of energy to keep the the party going. You try desperately to buoy the balloon with air but finally it pops, without warning, and there isn’t a darn thing you can do about it.
Butterflies. We know and love them. The mystical winged friends we caught in jars and nets as children, our science teachers praising the awe of the metamorphosis process they endure as they wobble around uselessly as fuzzy green leaf-chompers and soon blossom into angel-like beings when released from their self-made cocoon. Undoubtedly, yes, this is the beauty of nature itself; the transformation of butterflies could be considered metaphorical, ethereal, mesmerizing.
People are weird. I’ve said it a number of times and with each passing day, I’m becoming more and more convinced of it. Have you heard the latest? A woman in Australia has rescued a spider and called it Charlotte. Yes, you read that right, she RESCUED a SPIDER!!!
After speaking with the neighbor of Billy and Sally Stevens, it seemed as though I didn’t really have a lot to go on.
Dog was hightailing it in the direction of the subdivision and all I could do was hightail it after her.
So I’m carrying on a conversation with a dog.