Grooming Daycare – 28 Oct 2021

Grooming Daycare 28th Oct 2021

Pick up – Thunder Storm

Took our supawvisors, Toby & Twix, as well as our weekly staycation boy, Jordan, along to pick up Kelly and Ruffles for their monthly grooming daycare. It was all well and sunny when we set off, however, the sky turned dark as we approach BKE towards Woodlands before we’re welcomed by the thundery showers.

In our mind, we’re like oh man~
How are we going to have our excursion for the day? Despite the thunderstorm, we’ve been hoping that it will be over once we pick up Kelly and Ruffles. If the rain continues, then we’re definitely not fated to have an excursion for the day. And maybe, we’ll just have a short walk in the multi-story carpark before we head home to continue our daycare program. As we’re worrying about the day’s excursion, our old supawvisors are both snoozing away in the passenger seat on their comfy Fuzzyard bed.

Sengkang Riverside Park

Decided to try our luck and head over to Sengkang Riverside Park. Thankfully when we arrive back at the North-East area, the rain had stopped and the sky looked a little gloomy.

Got the fur kids off the car and we’re off for a quick excursion in case the weather decided to change again. It’s our first time walking five fur kids and to be honest, it was total chaos! Some were eager to explore and our leashes started to tangle. We do salute those dog walkers who walk multiple dogs at one go.

As the sky gets darker, we had to urge the fur kids to hurry up and we needed to leave in case another rainstorm comes.

Playtime/Nap Time

While the nanny (us) are having a lunch break, we needed the sustenance to keep ourselves going with 5 fur kids in the house. They’ve all met before and thankfully, they’re all getting along well.

Maybe it’s the long car journey, from North-East to West and back again, the fur kids seemed to be having their nap time earlier than expected after their few minutes of mingling.

Grooming & Dinner time

We started with Kelly first while the others are either mingling or taking a nap. Once she’s done, it’s the next fur kid’s turn. We continued on till we’ve showered and groom every one of them. Amazingly, they’re all quite cooperative which makes the job easier. If it weren’t for their cooperativeness, we probably would be working overtime.

Dinner for the fur kids is home-cooked food consisting of either chicken/pork, vegetables, and pork liver. They were all circling around as we’re preparing them. Ruffles decided to become a kangaroo jumping around impatiently. But we’re definitely glad that all of them managed to lick their bowls clean. So we’re guessing it’s yummy. Now it’s time to figure out more menu options for the daycare fur kids.

Home Sweet Home

After dinner, we prepared Kelly and Ruffles to be ready to head home. A long car journey back to the west and Ruffles seemed to be enjoying his ride by sitting on top of our car’s armrest. It gave him a nice view during the car ride and in our opinion, his balancing skill is superb.

Our Thoughts for the day

The day was memorable and which we’ve decided to make some changes to the excursion. It’s a hassle to be holding on to that many leashes and the way we hold it apparently is dangerous for us. And so, we went online in search of how to walk multiple dogs and we’ve decided to invest in a new leash that will help us walk multiple dogs safely. Now we can’t wait for the new leash arrival and give it a try.

We’re glad to have this opportunity to learn and change the way we do things in order to have some safety measures in place not only for us but for the fur kids as well.

Looking forwards to the next grooming daycare.

Dog Walk – 13 & 14 Oct 2021

DeeDee, Goldendoodle

Accepting the job

We received a request to walk a Goldendoodle on the evening of 13th October and on the morning of 14th October. It’s been a while since our last dog walk and we’re very much excited and gladly agreed to the job offered.

The pawrent gave us a heads up that his Goldendoodle may not be dog friendly and might lunge forward when she encounters other dogs and we just need to make sure we’re holding on to the leash tightly. With that information, we’re very much excited to meet this Goldendoodle and wonder how much fun the walking sessions will be.

meeting DeeDee

Our hearts melted when we met Deedee. She greeted us with excitement yet gently. She’s smaller in size than we expected for a Goldendoodle, and so our feet are safe from the excited stampede. Deedee waited patiently for us while we were chatting on the phone with her pawrent before the start of our walk.

She did get all so excited when we’re about to leave home for her walk, but we’re pretty amazed how cooperative she was to allow us to hook the leash on her harness. Most fur kids that we had to put the harness or collar on aren’t cooperative, so it was indeed a nice surprise with Deedee.

Walking within the Condominium’s Compound

We’ve walked quite a few fur kids before Deedee and most of the walks are at the nearby park or around the HDB estate. It was our first time walking within the condominium’s compound and we were surprised at how huge it was! Although we did our homework by using google map to check out the place, it was different to be walking in it.

We’re not exaggerating, but there’s ample space to walk in the compound and to avoid other dogs as well if need to. Although our first walk was in the dark, which is difficult to navigate at some corners due to poor lighting, it’s a nice place to stroll after dinner if you’re staying there.

Our second walk was in the morning which made it easier for us to walk around and avoid stepping on other dogs’ pee and poop which the pawrents didn’t clear. With the nice sunlight shining down, we get to walk to corners that we didn’t get to the previous night. It’s a nice environment, to be honest, it would be even nicer if the pet owners staying there would be considerate enough to keep the place clean.

Our experience walking Deedee

Deedee didn’t lunge forward when we came across a few dogs during the walk. Although she was curious and interested, with a gentle “let’s go”, she followed me in another direction. After her walking session, we shared this experience with her pawrent and we think she only lunges towards other dogs when her pawrent walks her.

She’s also a sweet girl who doesn’t pull on the leash much, instead, she walked next to us in a relaxing manner. She made the experience a nice one and it was a little sad when our second session was over.

Hoping to see her again in the future. Till then, we’ll reminisce about the time that we had together.

We did a video of our session and we’ll be sharing it with everyone. Enjoy.
Note: Video has been edited to be at 2.5 times speed cos TikTok only allows 1-minute video.