Winners…and 1st Runner Ups…and…

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See Spot Grooming & Daycare is blessed to be a bunch of winners. That likely sounds braggadocious, but we like to win and prepare ourselves daily on how to achieve that result. Recently, a client called to let us know that her pet didn’t receive our customary “supafancy” haircut. We took a look at the dog- and she was right. We volunteered to correct our mistake and were both happy with the outcome. In that conversation, I mentioned to her that we don’t wake up everyday at See Spot and say “Let me see if I can only do average work for my clients today.” In fact, we wake up every day and dialog about how can we improve our skills and ourselves constantly. We never rest for long on our achievements. That perfect doodle leg Lynda just scissored will be even better the next time she grooms the dog. Because she doesn’t settle for good enough.

We were fortunate enough to receive nominations for the 2018 Barkleigh Honors National Pet Grooming Industry Awards this year (we got 2 in 2017!). Brittney Valle was nominated for the prestigious Up & Coming Groomer of the Year Award (yes, there’s a curse attached so maybe it’s okay she didn’t win) and I was nominated for Journalist of the Year, Industry Speaker of the Year, and (dearest to my heart) the top award of Contribution to the Industry. While thrilled to be among the ranks of nominees, we didn’t bring home any of these awards this year. We have lovely achievement posters announcing our nominations proudly displayed in our Grooming Salons. We were congratulated by so many peers and friends inside and out of the grooming industry for once again being recognized for achievements in our careers. We are proud that we were among these fine and legendary groomers in our quest. But we are already thinking of next year…

How many more lives can we touch? How many more groomers or pet owners can we inspire? What can we do better? Just like Lynda and her doodle leg, just watch- we will figure it out and come stronger, harder, better, and smarter in 2019. Here’s to the amazing 2018 Barkleigh Award winners and nominees- we love and respect everyone who strives to touch other professionals in our industry. #barkleigh #seespotgrooming

 

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