Now more than ever its soooo important to support our small businesses. Over the years I've been incredibly lucky to meet some amazing friends when I'm out and about at shows, there's such a community at these events and its one thing I'm really missing at the moment!
At the New Forest Show a few years ago, I had packed the moos away for the day and took Ned for a quick walk around the showground, I'm sure most dog owners will have had an ooops moment in their life, realising you are without the all important poo bags on your walk! Thankfully I noticed a Dog Bakery packing away so quickly ran over to see if she sold poo bags..... she did! After a bit of a chat we decided to meet some other traders for a quick drink or 3 as we were both at the show on our own, the rest they say, is history!
Vicky, the owner of this marvellous Dog Bakery, has now become a great friend, getting me a little tipsy at the odd show, sharing her incredible business knowledge and providing my Ned with some of the tastiest biscuits, pupcakes and yummies he's ever had, he also looks super handsome with a gorgeous tweed collar from Vickys Bakery Four Legged Fancies.
During this tough time Vicky has been as busy as ever, trying like all of us to adapt her business and keep going during these uncertain weeks and months. I'll miss seeing her face at the events this summer but I will certainly make sure Ned is well stocked with treats to see him through!