Parkway Pooch recently began advertising on Brick Shorebeat. We always like to welcome our new advertisers to the site and tell you, our readers, a bit about their businesses. For Parkway Pooch, we can personally attest to the caring and personal touch Connie, the owner, provides for our community’s pets.
The story begins with my family’s dog, Ginger, a playful and energetic Brittany Spaniel loved the outdoors. Growing up, the kids in our neighborhood in Herbertsville knew she was the best goalie around. When anyone kicked a soccer ball toward her, she’d jump up, block it like a pro, and give a friendly bark asking for more. Somehow, this dog knew how to guard a goal. She “got” it. My uncle, a lifelong athlete, would always stop by on his daily run through the neighborhood, and even against him, Ginger wouldn’t let a ball get past her.
One day, however, she missed. In fact, she just stood there as the ball hit her. Physically, she was fine, but something was wrong. After weeks of tests with veterinary specialist, Ginger was diagnosed with SARDS, a condition that affects dogs by killing all of the cells in the animal’s retina – sometimes in a matter of hours. There’s no cure, and suddenly, Ginger was determined to be blind for the rest of her life.
She still had plenty of fun in life, but around other dogs, she would often get scared and defensive. Grooming would be a challenge, but Connie at Parkway Pooch always made her feel comfortable, spent extra time with her and went the extra mile to make sure her experience was the best it could be.
Ginger – the perfect picture of health aside from the blindness – lived nearly 16 years and always looked great thanks to Parkway Pooch.
With that, we very warmly welcome Connie and Parkway Pooch to Shorebeat as an advertiser. If you’re looking for a recommendation for a groomer in town, here you have it.