One of the things I vowed to do when I opened was show up. What does that mean, it means be present everyday with every animal. I learned this from Cara, a member of our family...who was with me and the pups for 14 years in NYC. She always showed up! She did not play on the phone, or talk to others, the pups were her focus. Everyone who saw her with the dogs told me how she was tuned into them. Today, with some pups, we played for over an hour. Chasing, playing fetch, making sure they were running around. That is showing up...and the reward is amazing. Tired pups after an hour of play, so they can settle in for some downtime is how it should be. It is easy to show up, when you love what you do. I am so lucky, to have found my dream...and now I will just continue to show up...and work for the dogs!