Year End 2018 and goodbye to George
At Year End 2018 we look back on a time that’s seen us build and grow in all sorts of ways. But we move forward with a sadness in our hearts because we said our last goodbye to our beautiful best boy, George. He died very peacefully, cuddled by my husband Derek and I, on 18 December. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. We will miss him so much.
Not only was George the inspiration behind – and the face – of Dog Hair Day he was funny, quirky and independent. He was in the office every day and loved to be included in everything we did.
It seems appropriate at year end to take a moment ourselves now to review what we’ve achieved and where we’re heading in 2019.
Firstly, we added a fourth variety of Dog Hair Day shampoo to our range. Lemon Eucalyptus & Neem Shampoo comprises, like our other shampoos, 97% naturally derived ingredients – no parabens and no harsh chemicals. All four varieties are selling well and receive great reviews. When we developed the shampoo none of the raw ingredients nor the end product were tested on animals – apart from lovely George himself. This is why we have Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny Accreditation and also have been endorsed by Naturewatch Foundation. We are proud that our shampoo is also eco-friendly.
Our Facebook community is continuing to grow. We now have over 1,400 followers. Join us there to receive all the latest news, hints and tips and special offers.
We also post regular blogs which we try to make relevant either to the time of year or some particular event. For example, we recently ran A Cracking Christmas with Your Dog – Hints And Tips. Coming soon we discuss the benefits of detoxing your dog (really, it’s a ‘thing’, not hype!) and how to understand the tricky nuances of ingredients’ labels. In the light of our own loss we will run a feature about pet bereavement in the coming weeks as well.
Thanks to All
We would like to thank our amazing team which includes people such as Adele and Sarah from Moonloft, Judith from Judith Coyle Editorial, our suppliers, our printers and many others.
But most of all I give thanks for George. He will always be the face of Dog Hair Day. I thank my wonderfully supportive husband, Derek and, of course, you, my customers.
And Now 2019
We are really looking forward to 2019 when we will be getting out to more shows and events. It’s always great to meet our customers face to face. We’ll also be very active on social media. As well as Facebook you will find us on Twitter and Instagram.
Wishing you well for the year ahead.