Monday, June 27, 2005

turtle run

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My pet store is doing okay, and the onset of the rainy season seems to have set a buying run on turtles - we can't keep them in stock, the demand for them exceeds our supply. The breeder is also up to his ears with requests and cannot cater to everyone, so if you have a green turtle, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

The new-fangled hamster cage with habit trails we introduced is also a popular item. The hamsters like the idea of having places to go, so they hang around the lower level, climb up to the second floor and then insinuate themselves as a group in the clear tunnels (with airholes so no one suffocates) to sleep or play. The kids love watching them. Movement is important to the customers, so when the pinto mice get on their exercise wheel and start doing their cardio, they get snapped up by eager kids.

The new bird cages for the Harlequin Parakeets and African Lovebirds are also popular, but the birds seem to prefer cuddling in the private confines of their homes rather than strutting around the huge cages.

I'm in the process of training three new employees, and they're doing great. It's important to share our enthusiasm for animals and the business with our employees, and help them get the customers excited as well. I'm also in the process of completely revamping the website, given the amount of interest from people who want to franchise our store and the recent interview from Business World.

For those who want to visit us: Petty Pets, Ground Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, near the Julia Vargas entrace and Sbarro's resto.


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