Do You Agree This is a Weird Slogan for a Dover, New Hampshire, Pet Groomer?
It's like looking at an M.C. Escher photo. You think you know what you're seeing, but as you look closer and closer, you are not sure. Are your eyes playing tricks on you?
That is my feeling every single weekday when I drive past the business of one pet groomer who gives me a chuckle every day. This groomer is a holistic groomer, well-respected, with degrees and certifications for canine and feline cosmetology, and canine behavior and nutrition, aromatherapy, and essential oil therapy.
This service sounds great for your favorite pet. The best part is that if you pet has a fear of being groomed, Pet Suds has a mobile grooming unit to dispatch to the location your pet feels most comfortable.
Owner Katie Nelson uses a holistic approach to the body and spirit of your pet. She uses the energy of your pet to meet them where they are, according to PetSuds.com.
We use calming aromatherapy, one ingredient treats, grounding tuning forks, soothing music and singing, positive healing energy, Reiki, confidence and distraction techniques, and we move at the pace your dog chooses.
Here's where I am puzzled.
As I pass the business every day, I see this sign, which granted is small. It says "Pet Suds", but because the last "s" in suds is so close to the "d", I thought it said "Pet Sucks" for over a year. This did not make any sense to me. Why would someone have a business called that?
Finally, I did a little web surfing and found Pet Suds on Dover Point Road, in Dover, New Hampshire. I was so relieved, but wanted to call the owner to say you need a little white paint between those letters. The "s" and the "d" are too squished together, and it makes for a wrong impression.
But, I did not do that. Instead, I laugh to myself when I pass the sign, as I know it does not say "Pet Sucks", like my eyes want me to think it does.
If you need a good groomer, now I know one. It's Katie Nelson at Pet Suds.