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Monday, December 5, 2011

A visit with Sophie

Friday 12/02 we made the very difficult decision to put Chucky to sleep. That was very tough since it has only been 7 weeks since Shiloh had to leave us. I went from dogs every where to a little apartment with only one dog. It had been a while since Traveller and I had seen Sophie so we went and picked her up. After a while we 3 sat on the couch like we used to do when Shiloh was here. It was very sad and difficult for us to sit in the same manner as we used to and have Shiloh's spot be vacant. It will be 8 weeks tomorrow and I still cry daily. She was such a special dog. She will always be with us. I will never let her memory fade and neither will her best buddy Traveller.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Not sure how Maggie the standard poodle joined in on that memory but she is a new client and a very special girl. Welcome to our pack Maggie.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Took a walk with Traveller in our favorite wooded park. It was so hard to walk around that park without my Shiloh. She loved that park. I was all tears thinking of how she would be running around doing her best to keep up with Travie. She would stop at the steep hills and wait for me to carry her up. She'd look at me with her soft brown eyes and they would say come on mom hurry up. I would ask her if she needed help and she would jump up off the ground just high enough for me to lift her and go.
After walking on our usual path and crying the whole way I began to smile and think of how she enjoyed this park so much and how she is still there with us and enjoying her walk.
I began to image her running up the hills on her own and looking down at me with the same warm brown eyes saying come on mom hurry up. I imagined her leading the way with no care in the world and no hint of discomfort or pain. She is gods angel now but she will always be mine too. It will be 6 weeks tomorrow since she had to go and I still cry myself to sleep and cry while I drive and cry when I watch TV. I miss her so much.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Looking for a friend for Traveller

We will be in the new house hopefully by the end of January. I am considering adding another westie to the family. Debating between a rescue or a brand new puppy. I want the puppy. It is so great to raise them from the beginning however I think Traveller would do better with an older girl. Time will tell.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Missing my little angel Shiloh. It has been 4 weeks since she had to leave us. Traveller and I are still mourning her loss. Although at times I can sense her presence when we are sitting quietly on the couch like we used to do when there were 3 of us.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lazy Saturday

Spent my down time working on the business. Made time to take Traveller for a e walk. Just gotta get outside and enjoy these last few beautiful days of fall.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Travellers Stay & Play

Construction of our new 1,600 sq ft 24 hr pet sitting facility will begin tomorrow. This will be another division of Oakes Pet Care LLC. You will now have the option of having us come to you or you to us.
Congrats to Pets in Stitches for spaying and neutering 1,000 pets!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It has been a very busy week for us here at Oakes Pet Care. This week we reached a milestone of over 100 visits made. The weather was by no means cooperative. It rained almost every day. Even with the nasty conditions we managed to make every visit on time, get all fed, all walked and all paws wiped dry without any issues at all. My assistant Sarah was definitely a huge help this week. Next week looks like a doozie too!!!   No worries, rain or shine we'll be there for your pets .

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gus and Lucy and Joey

Gus and Lucy and Joey enjoy playtime. These cats are wonderful cats, they are so social and enjoy being brushed and just hanging out with people.

Socks enjoying Playtime July 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Henry is our newest pack member. He is a 1 year old Great Dane. He is one very sweet guy. I love it when he plays Peek a Boo!

 Maxx(Shih Tzu) Simba(cat) and Louie(Bouvier) have all been friends for awhile. We have been recently reacquainted with Simba and Louie. Simba is a sweet old cat who would prefer to set on your lap. However, on this day he was very playful. Louie is a very shy Bouvier. We are working very hard to gain his trust. He enjoys walking and the occasional scratch on the chest. We are winning him over day by day!!

Madi (top) and Bob (bottom) are two of our newest pack members. Bob is a foster from the race tracks. His new sister Madi is helping him adjust to his new life. They are are a pleasure to walk with.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


We are looking forward to beginning daily visits with Madi and Bob the greyhounds. We do not have any greyhounds in our pack as of yet. It's great to obtain new breeds so we can increase our knowledge of all breeds.
Welcome Bob and Madi!

Shiloh on a Saturday

What a way to spend a Saturday. Sleeping in, then getting up and napping on the deck in the sun with your best friend.
That a girl Shiloh!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daisy and Diesel

Daisy and Diesel are the newest members of the Oakes Pet Care Pack. They are great dogs!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Meet Lala, a 4 month old Boxer. She is one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. It was my pleasure to board her this weekend for her best friend Lilly. I can't wait to do it again!!

Frankie: the dirty dog

Life's to short, run up and down the fence line and get dirty!