Friday, December 14, 2012

Grand Opening!

We invite you to see photos from our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on November 30, 2012.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Well I told you I was a horrible blogger because there just are not enough hours in the day, but a customer inspired me this weekend because he actually read it.  So, I decided that I had to get back to it.  God has blessed us this weekend with the Grand Re-Opening of our new place.  We had so much support from family, friends, our city leaders and our customers!!  We are so thankful for all.  At times I thought we would never make it, but when we cut the ribbon I heard the mayor say "You made it". We finally did.  Two years of planning and praying, but God answers!!!! Not always in our time, but in his to make us appreciate the end result.  He keeps working on us until we realize.  It is not to worry about what we will live on, but to worry about who we live for.  God is Good!  He Blesses us because he loves us.   If we learn to love and put our total faith in him...All things are possible!  Pray for your blessings each day because he wants to bless you.  You really just have to ask with  thankful heart!  God LOVES YOU!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


It has been a rough week! Progress is being made, but of course it seems like every way I turn it is more money for this and more money for that.  I am beginning to feel like I can't breathe!  Working full time, building under construction,  helping Jon as much as I can, and all the other things I try to do are about to make me gasp for my last breath as I sink under the water!  So, I thought I would just sit down and spend some time thinking about how good God is to have brought us this far.  I think... no I know the Devil is intent on stealing my JOY!  So,  I am going to do my best not to let him. 

Hebrews 10:35-36

35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

I am still praying each day for my blessings and to be a blessing to others!  I want the Lord's purpose for us to be fulfilled!  Although this has been so hard, I am thankful for my sweet husband!  Last night I was just about at my breaking point, and I just sat down and cried!  I'm tired!  Physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted, but as I fall apart... I see God working in our marriage to give Jon words to encourage me.  I wouldn't change really anything about what we have been through because our marriage although good before has grown stronger.  God has really made us not only depend on him but each other! 

God is so GOOD!  I love him, and I am thankful for all that he has done for me!  He is everything! 

I feel better now!  :-)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Well a lot has happened since my last blog!  Obviously I am a horrible blogger!  There just are not enough hours in the day.  Since my last post the ground breaking turned in to ground sinking and almost a stop on the entire project.  We closed on the sale of our home, we moved in to a rental house and we prayed.  We asked our family and everyone that we knew to pray and as it always does, it worked! 
Just as our project was set to get really started we discovered that our soil was not good.  Testing resulted in the assumption that 8 ft' down there would be solid ground.  I mean I knew that was God was not done testing my Faith, but I seriously thought we would get further in to the project.  :-)  No guarantee that 8ft' was certain, and I think everyone involved was looking out for our best interest by being very honest about the problems that we could run in to by continuing with the project.  My God's timing is perfect.  He had allowed us to sell the house in such a bad market and without this money the project would have been most certainly halted for a while.  I had my moments of doubt... thinking I had just sold a house I LOVED to help finance a new business and home that might not ever make it out of the ground.  I text my sister, and I asked her to pray.  I prayed. Jon prayed.  We prayed together.  My family prayed.  I have been told by many customers they pray for us and THANK YOU for it!  My sister kept telling me that God was working it out.  I knew this!  I knew this! BUT!!!!  I am human, and I still felt the uncertainty that we all do that we had just made a huge mistake.  Then GOD just told me that he "HAD NOT BROUGHT US THIS FAR TO FAIL!"  Everything so far had worked out in a way that only God could have worked it and only in his time.  I would just have to wait, wait, wait on the Lord and learn the value of what he was teaching me.  TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON HIM NO MATTER WHAT! 

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" Isaiah 55:9 

That entire chapter is good and is my foundation for this project.  God will see us through!  As soon as I started believing that I just started saying it to everyone around me! My family... my sweet, sweet family had a beautiful prayer for us and God heard us!  He heard us and gave us the weather and EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY we needed to get our soil solid!  I have prayed over that dirt at 306 Railroad Avenue and for everyone that has worked on it!  It will be the house that God built! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ground Breaking!

Wow!  That was fast!  We had ground breaking today on Railroad Avenue!  We are so excited! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012


The initial idea for pet grooming in Oneonta came from my sister Carol.  That is one of the reasons that I know it was sent straight from the lips of God!  My sister Carol also gave me the book "The Prayer of Jabez". Anyone that knows Carol will tell you what an inspiration she is.  She is totally dependent on God for everything!  The book and the prayer along with the struggles that we have encountered have brought me to a dependence on God that I have never experienced before.  Not to say I didn't need him before... I did.  I just didn't realize how much I needed him, and that if I asked him he would not only help me, but be so willing and happy to do it. 

I want to preface this by saying that I am not perfect.  I sin, I fall short of what is expected of me, I fall down, and I make mistakes all the time.  I was raised in church, but I do not attend church at this time.  Not to say that is right or wrong.  I just feel lead to let everyone know the change that I have experienced over the past two years.  There was only one perfect person that ever walked this earth and he died so that we could all be forgiven of our sins if we would ask.  I don't know why God wants me to tell you about this, but during this experience I read a devotion one day that talked about people needing to hear about the journey and how hard it can be.  They don't just need to see the result because they need to know that when they are going through things there is a reason.  So as we make this journey to our new home on Railroad Avenue I know it is going to be hard to balance everything and make it work.  It is a job too big for me! That is why I will honestly be able to say that it will be the building that God built when it is done. Without him it would not be possible.

God really started dealing with me I will say around Christmas time in 2009.  Jon and I were struggling with business ideas.  Carol mentioned pet grooming to me, but I really didn't think it would be possible.  Jon and I both LOVE animals, but it would not be an easy task to undertake.  Anyone that has tried to cut a dogs hair has to know that it is stressful!  They don't just sit there perfectly still like humans! The idea wouldn't go away though, and it began to grow.  What if we could board dogs and sell other products you can't really find without driving out of town.  We researched and eventually visited a place that boarded, and we were in love with the idea.  We started talking with a groomer that was a full-time "Mommy".  She gave us a lot of insight and agreed to help us get started until Jon could get up to speed, or we could hire someone else.    As I look back over this journey I realize that God put the right people in my life at the right time.  I know now that it could only be from him.  So, that was the easy part!  Now we had an idea and "Bama" our chocolate lab could continue to go to work with Jon every day!

When I say God was dealing with me it was over more than just business ideas.  He wanted me to learn a very valuable lesson.  At that time in my life I think I was a little too much about me.  I appreciated what God had blessed me with, but not really.  I know that probably doesn't make sense. I had to be in control of everything.  I worried about EVERYTHING. I didn't appreciate my husband or my family enough.  I thought too much of my own ability.  God broke me down so that he could build me back the way he wanted me to be.

We started trying to find a location for our new business and this was not an easy task.  Pretty much everyone that we asked said no to us.  Even our current landlord.  However, it was God's plan for us to meet Mr. Brothers so he worked through his daughter to get us in that building!  One day out of he blue he called me back and said that he had changed his mind.  We met shortly after that.  He brought the lease with him. I felt a little pressured to sign it.  I say that because if he hadn't have brought it with him that day and had allowed me to think about it more....  I might have walked away.  I am not a risk taker and signing that lease meant this was going to happen.  It was scary.  Some how during this journey to find a location God had lead me to read Mark Chapter 4.  It talks about the mustard seed.  I was going to have faith.  God intended for me to have faith and he was going to test it over and over and over!  I had no idea how hard it was going to be and still is!   

Friday, May 4, 2012

I probably do not have the ability to explain the journey we have already been on with Klassy K-9 & Sassy Kat Resort & Spa, but I will attempt to do that over the next few months!  This business has taught me the meaning of depending on my Heavenly Father for everything!  I do mean everything!  He has not failed me yet, and I know that he will not!  I hope you will join us for not only a journey through how we started, but the journey on where we are headed!  Construction will be starting in a few short weeks, and we are very excited!  We have made so many new friends, and we appreciate you letting us take care of your pets!  I hope you will join us on this incredible journey to our New Home! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Welcome to our the new blog for Klassy K-9 Sassy Kat Resort & Spa!  We will be chronicling our progress as we build our new home located on Railroad Avenue in downtown Oneonta, across from Clothing Care Cleaners. It doesn't look like much now, but before the year is out we hope this lot holds the best place to serve your pets that you can find! We will keep you posted on the progress! We need you prayers and you business to make it happen!  Thank you!!!