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Priority Pursuit


Aug 10, 2022

If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know about the puppy saga that’s been going on at our house. But, in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll fill you in. 

A couple weeks ago, I was walking Hattie like I do every morning. However this particular walk threw us for an unexpected loop, because when Hattie and I got back to our block, I found a tiny, black puppy frolicing on the sidewalk and trying to eat a dandelion. 

With no owners in sight, I scooped him up, gave him a bath, took him to our vet to see if he was chipped (which he wasn’t), and I posted his photo all over social media and lost pet websites in an attempt to find his home. 

I’m still in disbelief that nobody claimed this sweet boy, whom the vet said was no more than 12 weeks old when I found him. But, Zach named the pup “Little Richard,” and we’ve had him for almost two weeks now. 

Little Richard is sitting on my lap as I record this, but before this episode airs, he’ll be in his forever home, which I am both so happy and so sad about. We found the most ideal home for this lab-hound pup, and we know he is going to be well loved. But, you can bet there will be tears when we drop him off with his parents in just a couple days. 

At this point, I’m sure you’re thinking, “That’s great Victoria, but what does a puppy have to do with running a small business?” And, after two weeks of having a pup and an older dog, I can promise you that your business has more in common with dogs than you likely think. 

In this episode, we specifically discuss: 

  1. Like it isn’t fair to compare a puppy who is learning to a dog who is well trained, it isn’t fair for you to compare your business to someone else’s that is further along than yours & allow yourself to feel less than. 
  2. Like businesses, dogs are trained & raised to serve different purposes. 

You can find a more detailed version of this episode’s show notes at: 

https://victoriarayburnphotography.com/what-puppies-small-business-owners-common. 

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