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    Default Happy Birthday Renee

    To my beautiful wife :

    You are the beginning, middle and end of me.
    You are everything and everything in between
    Without you I'm less, with you I'm more
    You are my world, together nothing can stop us

    Happy Birthday

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    Yes, Happy Birthday!

    Joe, how did the two of you get into the dog grooming business?

    BTW - cute pooch, too!
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    Happy Birthday Mrs Joe!
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    Happy Birthday.

    May the two of you have a great evening celebrating Renee's birthday.

    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Happy Birthday Renee!


    Joe,

    Where are you taking her for dinner?
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    What kind of California organic, whole-food, macrobiotic, ethically-grown, non-GMO birthday cake are you getting her, Joe? <grin>

    Happy day, Renee - hope you have only cuddly small dogs to work on today.
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    Happy Birthday, Renee!

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    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

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    Hope you have a marvelous day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    What kind of California organic, whole-food, macrobiotic, ethically-grown, non-GMO birthday cake are you getting her, Joe? <grin>

    Happy day, Renee - hope you have only cuddly small dogs to work on today.
    Oddly they have these "Nothing Bunt Cake" places here and they are seriously delicious. So we have one of those



    Morning Breakfast starting with prosecco mimosas, my version of California avocado toast, eggs in a hole with tomato, bacon & avocado.

    Really haven't figured out dinner plans yet.
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    The cake looks lovely - I can feel my blood sugar count rising as I look at it. (dammit...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Yes, Happy Birthday!

    Joe, how did the two of you get into the dog grooming business?

    BTW - cute pooch, too!
    Pretty simple, when I met Renee I was kinda a marginal man. I had lost my marriage, my business, my home, I was working various underemployed jobs. I felt she could do much better than a bum like me. I asked her what her passion was ? She had been working for a mobile groomer and she said she would love to have her own Mobile Pet Grooming business. A light bulb went off, I knew I could write a business plan and I could see years down the road, multiple vans and a viable business to what we have now. I did research and analyzed everything about the industry. I wrote a business plan, designed the vans, marketing, set up POS systems, and credit card processing etc etc etc.

    All the time trying to show her I had "Potential" and had more to offer. She was looking for someone to believe in her and give her direction in her life. Together we are better and we fit in the gaps that are missing in the other.
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    While I know pretty much all of the story above from past posts, Joe, I don't know what motivated you and Renee to do the Jed Clampett action and move to Californ-I-a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    While I know pretty much all of the story above from past posts, Joe, I don't know what motivated you and Renee to do the Jed Clampett action and move to Californ-I-a.
    MATH !!!!

    Back east it was a seasonal business, get a bad Friday blizzard in February and everyone cancels. Here it's just another 70║ and sunny Friday
    That and the amount of disposable income, wealth & dogs dogs dogs dogs here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Pretty simple, when I met Renee ...
    That's really a lovely story, Joe. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Thanks, Joe.
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    HB Renee. However old you are, may you live long enough to look it!
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    Happy birthday Renee. Have a wonderful day and a great new year.

    Your cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Pretty simple, when I met Renee I was kinda a marginal man. I had lost my marriage, my business, my home, I was working various underemployed jobs. I felt she could do much better than a bum like me. I asked her what her passion was ? She had been working for a mobile groomer and she said she would love to have her own Mobile Pet Grooming business. A light bulb went off, I knew I could write a business plan and I could see years down the road, multiple vans and a viable business to what we have now. I did research and analyzed everything about the industry. I wrote a business plan, designed the vans, marketing, set up POS systems, and credit card processing etc etc etc.

    All the time trying to show her I had "Potential" and had more to offer. She was looking for someone to believe in her and give her direction in her life. Together we are better and we fit in the gaps that are missing in the other.
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    Happy Birthday, entrepreneurial genius. Anyone who can get a lounge lizard like Joe mobilized has talent.

    However, for the moment, we don't require your no doubt excellent services.



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    HBD to Renee ... and I like the back-story!

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    Happy Birthday, indeed. Surviving another year of keeping Joe out of trouble IS worth celebrating!!! <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Happy Birthday, indeed. Surviving another year of keeping Joe out of trouble IS worth celebrating!!! <G>
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    Best wishes Renee.
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    So on a whim we drove out to Palm Springs to celebrate. It was blistering hot pushing 100║. So I decided to charm our way into the rooftop pool bar at the brand new sexy Rowan Hotel.







    Then we had an amazing dinner with new friends we met



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    So on a whim we drove out to Palm Springs to celebrate. It was blistering hot pushing 100║. So I decided to charm our way into the rooftop pool bar at the brand new sexy Rowan Hotel.

    Then we had an amazing dinner with new friends we met
    I've never been able to muster that much charm. Congratulations!

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    I've never been able to muster that much charm. Congratulations!
    My favorite TV show growing up was The Rockford Files I always loves the way Jim Rockford would charm his way into places. He even had a little business card printer in his car ( a cool a$$ 70's gold Pontiac Firebird )
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    One last birthday surprise. When we came home from Palm Springs this gift basket was waiting for her.



    Our apprentice, now graduated to full time groomer, took it upon herself to get Renee a birthday basket. Renee was on the verge of tears. She's never owned a company or had employees. This grand gesture by someone that we work with makes how we are treating those that choose to work with us so important. I'm very proud of the people we have and how caring we are all to one another. I truly hope that this company soul is scalable as we continue to grow.
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