I find myself sitting in the departure lounge at Oslo Airport writing today’s dog blog.
I am travelling to London for a quick fire weekend to celebrate the wedding of an old friend and colleague.
I had honestly thought that aged 40 most of my friends had now got married or would not get married.
It therefore came as very joyful news that my friend Warwick would be marrying Kate, and would I like to attend.
But back to the title of today’s blog where I have now set the scene.
This afternoon after my second walk I needed to drop off some keys at a friend’s (Cathrina) shop in Majorstuen, so that all is ready and in place for Monday morning.
Cathrina knew that I was heading back to London for a quick weekend, and therefore greeted me happily before ushering me on my way to the airport, via driving my van home first.
No more than 30 seconds after driving past her shop I heard my mobile phone ping.
Cathrina had vippsed me money, telling me to enjoy a gin and tonic at the airport from her and to have a wonderful weekend.
There was absolutely no need for her to do this but it is exactly fitting with her personality. Giving people try to do that little extra which makes a huge difference.
I try whenever possible to replicate this whether in my private life or with the business.
In the middle of Winter you may come home to find your dog walked and also the steps up to your property cleared of snow.
I regularly take in parcels and newspapers sitting on doorsteps outside doors. If ever you have an Oda delivery outside you can expect me to take it inside and ensure your dog can’t get to it. Better than insects, animals and neighbours getting at it.
Recently when picking up a dog at some flats, I noticed a downstairs neighbour had a new door mate. It reads “if you bring beer, you are welcome here”. Well….. That neighbour has so far come home 3 times to find 3 different of my favourite beers on their doormat. They have no idea who is doing this, but I hope (and believe) it makes them happy and smile.
What I am trying to show is that it is not the big things which make a heartfelt difference. It is precisely the small things which everyone has the opportunity to do each and every day.
Doggies: Kimba, Lottie, Lucy and Haraka
Doggies: Lucy, Samus and Max
Doggies: Mari, Nola, Tex and Vali
Doggies: Sid, Deano, Lucille, Fant and Wilma
Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again Monday morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.
Christina, Karianne, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt