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UPDATE:  MY LANDLORD IS NOW NEGOTIATING A LEASE THAT WORKS FOR BOTH OF US AND THE FREE FOOD TABLE IS STAYING!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!! For the past two years of this pandemic we have made free pet food available to those in the community who could not afford to feed their animals due to loss of employment stemming from the pandemic.  But now, after two years of doing our best to support our community, we are faced with an extreme hike in rent and new rules that will not only ban our table of free pet food, but also the sign saying we have free pet food for those in need. 

If any of our customers have experience in commercial property law, we could certainly use your expertise and help navigating this.
Robert W. Hippet “Bob” 2005-2021
Old men need afternoon naps. #zzzzzzzz
Today would have been 7 years of you being with me 💔#maythe4thbewithyou
It’s a little over a week since I lost you and it still feels like I can’t breathe. 💔
Eloise P. Bull ~ Ellie ~ 2009-2021 💔
Friday Bob Update:  Yesterday Bob had the Holter Monitor put on at the cardiologist in Albany.  He’d had 4 cardiac events earlier in the day before we got to the Vet, but then was perfectly fine in the Vet’s office.  Typical Bob.  Normally a trip to the vet makes him nervous, but the one time I was hoping he’d be nervous enough to cause an episode while with the cardiologist, he’s calm as can be. 😂 
We got his lab results back and there wasn’t anything of major significance, but they did hint that he may be in the very early stages of renal failure. It’s nothing that could be causing the heart arrhythmias, and it’s early enough that he may just need a diet tweak and to monitor the lab values. Other than that, the appointment went well and the monitor was attached without incident.  Once we got home though, he had another 4 cardiac episodes over the course of the evening and night.  Even though they are  extremely scary and upsetting to witness, and I’m sure experience, it was a good thing that he had them while on the monitor.  It will mean the cardiologist has a lot of data to go over and hopefully that will make it easier to figure out exactly what’s going on.  He’s done a lot better so far today and has been more active and alert.  We’re headed back to Albany now and he’s obviously nervous because he’s shaking off and on. 😢  Hopefully after today’s appointment we will have a better idea exactly what’s causing his syncopal episodes and perhaps what can be done to help.  #howtofixabrokenheart #hopingforamiracle #whippetsofinstagram
Update on Bob:
 At his cardiologist appointment yesterday, some of his medications were changed while we wait for lab work to come back and for him to be able to do a 24hr heart monitor, called a Holter Monitor.  However in the past 12hrs Bob has had 4 syncopal episodes, where his heart stops beating, beats irregularly, or skips enough beats that it causes him to collapse.  This is a significant increase from what he had been experiencing and depending on the cause is extremely life threatening.  His cardiologist wanted him brought immediately back to Albany for more testing.  So we’ve had to close the shop for the rest of today and are racing there now. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Bob’s heart arrhythmia is no longer being completely controlled by his medications.  Yesterday we found out that his heart is skipping single beats and if not gotten under control, could start missing multiple beats which is life threatening.  Thankfully we have great Vets, one of whom got us a last minute appointment with a top veterinary cardiologist in Albany and we’re headed there now.  Bob could use all the positive energy he can get, so if you have a moment send a little hope his way. 🐾🤞🏻🙏🏻🤞🏻🐾 #thinkofhim #whippetsofinstagram #needamiracle #prayersforhealing
Dreaming of better years... but thankful for my family. ❤️❤️❤️ #sweetdreams #pitbulldreams
May your Christmas be full of fuzzy snuggles from your fur family!! 🐾 
Thank you for supporting us!
I help my Mommy wiff da computer works... I very helpful. #proudofmyself
When Mom won’t let you out of her sight and you’re checking to see if she’s still watching... 
#ialwaysfeellikesomebodyswatchingme
I’m being extra cute Mommy, can I please have more ice pop?! #prettyplease #ipromiseishare #summer
We’ve been doing this thing and we want to remind people. ~ ❤️ Bob & Ellie 🐾 - 
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With the recent ending of the additional $600 in unemployment support, we want to remind everyone that we are still putting food out daily so that anyone who may be suffering financially because of the pandemic will still be able to feed their pets.  #communitymatters #newpaltz #covid19 #howwecanhelp #helpingeachother
We will NOT be tagging this post as we know it’s more important that relevant tags be used to disseminate important information and news. 
To be silent is to be complacent.  In order for all lives to matter, we must first fight for black lives to matter.

Speak up, sign, donate: 
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Hiiiiii.... it meeee... Ellie!!! #letssnuggle #together
Wake me when it’s warm again #springnotspring #pitbullsofinstagram #pitstagram #pitbull #hudsonvalley #newpaltz


For those who have offered support since yesterday’s post, I want to thank you. It means a lot to us that our customers are so supportive and willing to help when we needed it. 
Thankfully things have improved significantly since yesterday.  We are now negotiating with our landlord and are thrilled to say that our free food table will be staying! 
Water Street Market management and tenants have a long history of supporting the community through charity and engagement and we had faith that once we were able to speak to the right person we would be allowed to continue contributing to that legacy of community support with our free food table. 
We love Water Street Market, it’s a wonderful community of small businesses where we have always felt 100% supported.  This was why we were so dismayed by the initial lease we were handed, but once we got management’s attention, thanks to social media and your kind support, we were able to open a dialogue with the right person and collaborate toward a lease that works for both of us. 
So many conflicts can be resolved with proper communication and luckily we’re now communicating and things are looking up. Thank you for always supporting us!
Thank you! He let me put on his new fleece in the car!

pawsofdistinction.dog
UPDATE:  MY LANDLORD IS NOW NEGOTIATING A LEASE THAT WORKS FOR BOTH OF US AND THE FREE FOOD TABLE IS STAYING!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!! 

For the past two years of this pandemic we have made free pet food available to those in the community who could not afford to feed their animals due to loss of employment stemming from the pandemic.  But now, after two years of doing our best to support our community, we are faced with an extreme hike in rent and new rules that will not only ban our table of free pet food, but also the sign saying we have free pet food for those in need. 

If any of our customers have experience in commercial property law, we could certainly use your expertise and help navigating this.
We had hoped to open late today, but have decided at this point to stay closed for the day.  Stay warm and safe and we will see you tomorrow when we open at 11am. #snowday
Give me that train 🚂💨 
 
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Ma was telling me all about her day trip with friends to New Paltz, NY yesterday! She thought of me when she saw a dog store and bought me chicken jerky. #CaicoAdventures #potcakepuppy #cutepuppy #potcakesofinstagram #mrfloppyears #potcakeplacek9rescue #rescuedogsofinstagram
I love my new ball and collar from pawsofdistinction.dog. 
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! 
Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your fur family.  We are grateful every day to have such wonderful supportive customers. #grateful #thankful #newpaltz #ny
A moment of calm and stillness during a busy 4th of July weekend. ♥️ Photographed in New Paltz, NY, 2008. #whippet #whippetsofinstagram #dogmodel #bwportrait #hasselblad500c #dogphotography #dogphotographer #amandajones
They’re  baaaaaack….. 
ZOMBIE PUPCAKES are back for this weekend and then will be gone.  Get one for your pup before they disappear! 
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🎉🐾🏡🐾 A #dog and her #canoli 

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HOWL-O-WEEN SALE!!! 50% OFF!! All in stock Halloween costumes, toys and bagged treats. #howloween #sale #hudsonvalley #newpaltz #newpaltzny
New hat for Christmas. What do you think? #newhats #pawsofdistinction #chihuahuasofinstagram #theyboughtitforthem
All Halloween Costumes & Toys Are On Sale 20% OFF!!
It’s our favorite time of year here at Paws of Distinction! Halloween has arrived and the shop is overflowing with spooky fun!  We’re only getting one shipment of costumes, so shop early for the best selection.  #itsbeginingtolookalotlikehalloween
The epitome of a good boy 🥰
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