My name is Michelle Krassowski and I live on the outskirts of Harpers Ferry, WV. I own Miss Booger’s Pet Sitting & Supplies, a home-based doggie daycare and pet sitting service, as well as a pet supply website.
Before I started my business, I had been a veterinary assistant, a landscape foreman, a grading/excavating foreman. a pizza delivery driver…the list goes on. I’ve worn many different hats throughout my life, some might say too many, but the experience I gained from it all has quite literally helped me survive at times. My life has been a rollercoaster ride of both successes and failures, but there has always been one constant, my fur-babies.
My business is named after my late dog, Booger, who passed away in 2008 from hemangiosarcoma (skin cancer). When she was diagnosed, I developed a vitamin regimen for her, which I then turned into dog treats and sold them at local farmers markets.
Around that time my other newly adopted dog, Munster, kept running away and scaring the neighbors (he’s really sweet but he can be intimidating.) I put up a fence to keep him in and named our fortress Boogerville. I got the idea to see if the fence could pay for itself, so I put up some flyers and thus, Miss Booger’s Pet Sitting was born.
These days Boogerville is occupied by me and my Boogervillains – 6 cats, 3.5 dogs (check out their bios!), and any other Honorary Boogervillains that might be boarding with us.
As you can imagine, it can get a little ‘hairy’ around here, both literally and figuratively! People are always telling me I should write a book about all of the goings-on in Boogerville, so I thought creating a blog would be the perfect way to share all of the funny ‘tails’ and shenanigans that happen day-in and day-out.
In the 8 years that I have been doing this I have developed many tricks of the trade that can make life easier when caring for a pet menagerie. I look forward to sharing those with you as well. So, thanks for stopping by, it’s been a pleasure to meet you, and I hope you enjoy reading our stories!