We both grew up in Kansas/ Kansas City area.
I groomed dogs and a few cats out of my home for years until I met my husband.  He persuaded me to move my business out of the house and into a storefront.  Our business trippled in volume in the first 3 months and the phone never stopped ringing.

We are very caring and careful with your beloved pet.  We believe that cats and dogs are people too and that they just comunicate differently than with words like we do.  Comfort of your pet is our main concern and we have been known to even sing to them while grooming if they act like they like it.  I have "talked" to pets the entire groom only to find out when handing them back to the owner that "Oh, Buffy is deaf ".  Sure seemed like they were listening to me.