A new adventure!

As some of you may know, I’ve been unemployed for about 10 months now. I’ve been unhappy and discouraged with being an “Administrative Assistant” for which there seems to be billions in the Toronto area, all vying for the same job.

Cookie and I, I'm the one with the glasses.

Cookie and I (I’m the one with the glasses).

Last weekend I put an ad on Kijiji offering my dog walking services. After all, I have two dogs of my own, I worked at a veterinary hospital for 6 years in various capacities and took an agressive dog course.

So yesterday, I registered my business name, got a license and a tax number! Durham Dog Walking and Pet Services is now legit!

Tonight we’re looking at various vehicles and the second I get my first customer, I’m purchasing insurance.

There’s a lot of advertising I have yet to do like flyers and business cards, I’ve set up a Facebook page and have started a blog.

Sadly, this means I won’t be sewing and blogging as much anymore. I will continue to participate in the Simply Solids Bee and there’s a super secret project I’m working on but I need to pound the pavement to be successful.

Thank you all for your continued support, please wish me luck in my new career!

xoxo Tabatha

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25 thoughts on “A new adventure!

  1. Best of luck to you in this new endeavor! I’ll miss seeing frequent posts, but completely understand. The photo above is terrific! You look like the kind of person I’d trust my precious dog with.

    • Thank you so much Andrea and thank you for following my sewing blog. I hope I’m able to get in some weekend sewing and blogging, I’d miss you too much!

  2. I’m sorry to hear you won’t be posting as often because I’ve enjoyed your blog. On the other hand how exciting to start a new venture. I wish you every success with your business, good weather and well-behaved dogs!

  3. Good for you for putting your future into your own hands. Best of luck in your new business, and I’m sure you will be successful. The only sad thing is that we won’t see as much of your wonderful sewing!

  4. Congtatulations Tabatha! Nothing like taking matters into your own hands and MAKING your own employment happen! I just adore Cookie by the way! Your picture is fabulous and made me giggle! I will miss your regular blog posts! Good luck! And keep us posted how things work out!

  5. Awwww….I’ll miss seeing your gorgeous creations, Tabatha! I wish you well in whatever you do – We will really cherish the posts you do make!

  6. Wow, great move I have to say! Wishing you lots of customers and hope you’ll find what you’re looking for! Mostly money of course, even though success is not a bad thing itself! 🙂 Wish I could help you, but don’t know anyone in the Toronto area:(

  7. Well done on your new venture. Great initiative thinking outside the box!! Wishing you every success. Hope you get the occasional spare minute to sew and blog – I’ve only recently discovered you and have enjoyed your posts and creativity.

  8. I like the picture of you and your dog. I admire you going after a fun new little venture. I think sometimes those stretches of unemployment brew up some good ideas.Good luck!

  9. Good for you! Its hard to go it alone, but very satisfying to be doing something so productive. And you’ll be so fit! Good luck with it all and I’m sure someone will snap up the machine, if they havent already 😀 xx

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