My Furry Journey...
My passion for dogs started when I was very young. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we always had pets in our house. I left my country back in 1999, and moved to New Jersey. Since I never liked the cold, I decided to begin a new journey in Miami Beach back in 2007.
After I got comfortable with my lifestyle, I realized it was time to have a puppy and when I went to Brazil to visit my family, I talked to them about having our male toy poodle to have babies with my best friend’s dog, also a poodle.
I was there next to them on the day they conceived in my house and from that moment I was already imagining how amazing it would be whenever it’s time to bring him to Miami, yes him, I wanted to have a white male and the smallest one.
In the process of waiting to bring Luka to the US, I was buying all his cute little things, helped my family in Brazil as well with his shots, food…
When it was finally time to travel with my baby to Miami Beach, me and my family arrived at the airport 5 hours prior to my flight (which usually it’s common to only 3 hours prior to international flights) but I just want to make sure that I was going to be on time to do all the paperwork and stuff for Luka, because when I was doing my research on the internet a lot of people were saying how things get delayed when you travel internationally for the first time with a dog. Finally when we got to the section of the Zoo Sanitary, the officer denied Luka’s paperwork, simply because the vet only wrote the address of his destination and not also the address of where he was leaving from, which was my family’s house in Brazil.
I was in tears begging the officer in charge to please let Luka come with me, my family was right there confirming that we were planning for this day to come true for months and there was nothing we could do or say to change his decision.
I’ve never cried so much in my life. The whole time I was at the airport waiting for my flight with my family, I couldn’t look at nothing else but him. Kept hugging and kissing and crying nonstop till It was time to go to the checkpoint.
While waiting at the gate for my flight, I called my best friend and she comforted me saying that Luka was meant to be with my family in Brazil and the universe had other plans for me.
Little did I know, she was right! In less than 2 years, I started walking and sitting dogs. Most of all days now, I am hanging with dogs and am sooo happy for that! I treat them as if they are my own.
Unfortunately, with only 3 years old Luka passed. I was heart broken. But thankfully to all my fur babies they kept me busy and gave strength to go through this rough path.
My business is literally word of mouth and referrals only. And honestly I tend to keep it that way. I am thankful for my clients who trust me and treat me like a person and not just a dog walker/sitter! They are like family to me!
I hope you enjoy my blog page and all the fur babies that comes along with it!!!
Special thanks to my other half Michael Bordenaro, if it wasn’t for him, this dog blog wouldn’t even exist. It was his idea to make me one. Also thanks to put up with all my funny voices when I talk and play with them. I love you!
In memory of Luka, you will always be in my heart. Rest in Peace my baby boy!