There are so many reasons I love being a proud shoe shop owner, but surely near the top has to be being able to take darling CC to work with me every day!
Right from the start, she has been an integral part of The Shoe Garden story.
She sits on my desk all day, every day, and greets (and frequently licks!) customers with great joy.
She keeps customers’ children occupied so they can try on gorgeous shoes. She is hugged daily by the lovely lady who delivers our post and rarely a day goes by when someone else isn’t coming in “just to say hello to your gorgeous dog”.
My adorable Maltese “puppy” is turning 14 tomorrow and we are celebrating!
We have a party every year and it’s always so much fun. There will be lots of bubbles, plenty of cake and pink balloons with paw prints on them. I will take photos of CC with all the customers that day to commemorate the occasion.
As importantly, I will donate part proceeds from the day’s sales, both in-store and online until midnight, to the RSPCA in her honour. I’m painfully aware that not all animals are as loved and adored as CC.
At 14, she’s at the mature end of the spectrum and fortunately is in very good health. Her joy for life, and adoration of the people in it, is heart-warming and a fantastic reminder to live in the moment and appreciate what you have.
Until next time
Carol & the birthday girl xx