The Story Behind Last Wish
Last Wish is a story that has lots of true life connection for me. It is loosely based on an area of Kansas City in which my husband grew up and his grandparents indeed had one of those “mansions.” I enjoyed asking him questions about the culture of the area. Kids did play in the snow along the parkway and the area has transformed the trolly trails into hiking and walking paths constantly filled with families and dogs.
My husband claims Last Wish is a business plan for a treats company. The idea for the Hoof ‘n Woof stems from a horse treats company that began as a business model for my daughters during our homeschool years. The horse treats traveled worldwide, as far as Japan.
We sold mainly on the internet, but thoroughly enjoyed having booths at horse shows and kiosks in malls during the holidays. We loved meeting our customers in person and hearing stories about their pets.
In Last Wish, June took our dreams to the next level with a food truck devoted to pet treats and a bakery café where pet owners could gather to enjoy food and conversation.
Bailey was the perfect model for a Goldie personality. She belonged to my daughter and truly believed everyone existed to make a fuss over her. She was an endless ball player and gentle with children, but she was also a bit of a klutz, flopping anywhere and occasionally tripping people.
Puppy Bailey was easily distracted. When she finished her puppy classes, the trainer suggested she wait for a little more maturity before moving to the next level. She loved performing the things she learned in her dog lessons. Sadly, we lost Bailey way too early in 2022.
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