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Thursday, May 26, 2011


Serendipity is when one finds something that one was not expecting to find.  

When I sold my boat to Dan, I was expecting to find a buyer for my boat and nothing else.  Dan is not picking up the boat until Saturday but asked if he could come by and do some work on the boat yesterday.  When he showed up he had his girlfriend Alena with him.  As I have previously posted, Dan is a dog trainer specializing in disaster rescue dogs.  Alena is a professional dog groomer.

They both fell in love with Jesse almost instantly.  While they worked on the boat we had continuous conversations about dog care and they shared some of the many insights they have learned over the years on training, health care, flea control and many other subjects.  They highly recommended a dog de-shedder tool called the Furminator.  They also recommended Brewer's Yeast/garlic pills for flea control.

They had to go home for more boat cleaning supplies and when they returned they had gifts for me!  A large bottle of GNC Brewer's Yeast/Garlic pills,

and my very own Furminator.

The Fulminator works wonders and Jesse really likes it.  I don't know why but this tool,  somehow only removes Jesse's underlying white coat and doesn't take off any of his black and brown top coat.  I will have to wait and see how the yeast/garlic tablets work but they both told me it should only take a week or so to see results.  The pills cost about $10. per 500 and this is a four month supply.  Comparing that to Advantage at $60. for four months, I think it is definitely worth a try.

When they come back this afternoon, Alena is bringing her grooming supplies to give Jesse a complimentary, professional grooming and summer trim!

Back to "serendipity":  I was expecting to find a boat buyer and instead I found two new friends!


  1. Serendipity indeed... love it!

  2. That is just fantastic!! I had heard of the furminator, but not the yeast/garlic pills. I just spent $125.00 this morning for a 6 month supply of Frontline and heart pills. I should have waited till I read your blog. Thanks for sharing this info.

  3. Lucky you! Now if I could just get Ceasar ("The Dog Whisperer") to come and buy something for me, maybe Emma and I could be rehabilitated. :)

  4. That's funny Judy! Caesar has skipped networks and Dan went to an open casting call at Caesar's old network and is waiting for a call back!

  5. Sounds like you not only sold a boat, you have made new friends as well. I love it when that happens. Make sure to post pictures of Jesse after his spa day.

  6. would love to see a picture of the 'after spa day' for Jessie!!..nice to make new friends when you least expect it !!

  7. My groomer said the same thing about the brewer's year/garlic for flea control. I've always felt bad using that toxic stuff on my dog, so I will definitely give them a try.

    I'm a new reader, but I'm looking forward to your adventure, so that I can learn from you for my OWN great escape.

  8. People always find friends when they least expect to.

    We will have to have a look at those pills ourselves for Whiskey, as well as the Fulminator. Give Jesse and nice pet for us.

    Kevin and Ruth

  9. I have a Fulminator for Katie, and it works great. Probably even more so for dogs with thicker coats.

    I just got her flea meds at Costco last night - really expensive - but I get the large size and dot a few drops on her neck and seal it up. Each large vial lasts four months, so the six vials will last two years. (The large size is the same price as the small size, but about 4 times larger.) I DO like the idea of using natural meds to keep fleas off her, though, and may do that when the vials are gone.