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Or Why We Paint The Ceilings Sky Blue:


There was an article written a few years ago about taking a holistic approach to dog grooming.  It talked about how you should design and set up your workspace all with the idea of making it less stressful for the animals and also for the groomer.

They mentioned how an animal is less stressed if they can remain at their home or on their property. They emphasized how you should keep your clients from other strange and loud barking dogs and not caged up or ever tranquilized. They also talked about creating an atmosphere of being in the great outdoors.

With our design we tried to take all of this into account. Hence the Sky Blue colored roof. We paint the ceilings sky blue to get that outdoor feeling. This creates a happier environment or the groomer who then is less inclined to pass on that anxiety to the dog. We use a huge 4 foot wide window by the grooming table so that the animal can look into their yard (and you don't have to stare at a white wall all day). This way the animal does not have the stress of leaving their property or riding in a car.

These animals are treated specially in a protected environment. We pamper them at their homes so they never have to feel like they went somewhere unknown or unsafe.

Of course we will paint the ceiling any color you prefer.

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"Come to the edge, he said.

They said:We are afraid.

Come to the edge, he said.
They came. He pushed them,
And they flew..."
- Guillaume Apollinaire



Joseph S. Virag

Entrepreneurial and result-oriented with the ability to assist a growing company or start-up operation create and execute their business plan.  Skills and diverse background encompass operations and general management, P&L, startups, strategic planning, e-commerce, marketing, new product development and project management.


Masters Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree: University of New Haven

Professional Experience

Gryphon Enterprises Incorporated, Ridgefield, CT                                          


  • Created multiple products from concept to market

Virag Enterprises Incorporated, Ossining, NY                                                

Vice President, Operations / General Manager

  • Directed all P&L functions of market dominant retailer
  • Created budgets, forecasted revenue and managed cash flow
  • Planned and implemented marketing strategy

"Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon...

must inevitably come to pass!"

Paul J. Meyer

Why we don't recommend Inverters and rechargeable batteries:



One major downside to having an inverter is having to charge the batteries. Many people do not understand the basics of charging the batteries. If you have a multiple battery charger you can do a bank at a time or if you have a small charger you can do one at a time. A typical battery like a Group 31 is a lead acid battery. This means the battery has lead plates inside and there is a sulfuric acid and distilled water mix acting as an electrolyte. These batteries can be very dangerous if not cared for properly and treated with respect. Lead acid batteries have remained almost unchanged in technology since W.W.II.

Rule # 1 never smoke near charging batteries. When batteries are charging they release HYDROGEN gas. Hydrogen gas is very explosive and should be treated with respect.

Rule # 2 leave your battery compartment cracked, vented or open when charging. Even though the amount of hydrogen gas released is in small amounts when charging in a sealed space this could trap this gas inside and be even more dangerous.

Rule # 3 disconnect your ground before charging the system. This can help prevent you from accidentally shorting out a battery post.

One thing to remember is charge slow or trickle charge. Make sure you have the time to charge slowly, always plan ahead. When you charge your batteries it can cause the solution in the battery to boil if charged to fast. Basically when batteries are charged too fast you can end up drying out the cells inside causing the battery to fail or not work as well.

Always wear safety glasses when working with batteries. Always wear rubber gloves when handling batteries. Keep a box of baking soda around to put on acid spills. Baking soda will help neutralize the acid of you spill any.

Distilled water can be added to each cell of the battery usually through service holes on the top. The solution can be tested with a hydrometer that is used to test the pH of the solution inside the battery. This tool will tell you if you need more distilled water or sulfuric acid.

A trickle charge tends to last much longer than a fast charge also.  Also it is better to run your batteries down a good amount on the charge then make sure you charge them all the way on trickle. That will save battery life and battery memory. Battery memory is how long a battery will hold a charge.


Lost Puppy-Please Help:
I know most of you are dog lovers and will help.
Our neighbor, a widow woman, has lost her Chihuahua puppy and is desperate to find him.
Yesterday, she was sitting on the couch watching TV and realized he was gone. She called out to him and he never responded.. Then she noticed the back door was open!
She has been putting up signs everywhere in an effort to have him returned... He answers to the name "Tiny".


My Hero.......

(Warning - Not Politically Correct )



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