The battle to date has been brutal with Covid-19 dominating all areas. Within ten days all trade orders have been cancelled and Team Little Dog significantly depleted with self isolation. Covid-19 looks invincible against a Little Dog brought to it’s knees.
But wait, what’s this, somehow The Little Dog is getting back up!
Government intervention means staff can be paid in the short term, mortgage holidays have been applied for and building rents deferred. It’s not a guarantee but there is a slim chance it will keep them in the fight. And where there is hope, there is the courage to go on.
Online website orders, the last outlet for this little card and gift company to play its part and soldier on.
Not a front line, essential life saving part. Not a food in the belly part. Not a water or warmth providing part. Not a crowd control, one in one out, rationing part.
The only thing the Little Dog can offer right now is a morale lifting role.
With people isolated from their friends and family, high risk groups having to quarantine themselves for 12 weeks or more, never before has a phone call, text message or card sent through the post been more important in helping break up the long days and weeks ahead.
A card from grandchildren describing the best bits of their day or a message of “How you doing, can you believe it ?” goes a long way to help keep spirits up. No one wants to be forgotten and putting pen to paper says even more than the words you chose to write.
And so, whilst the postal service and courier companies continue to operate and the team remain symptom free, the Little Dog will battle on. Dividing the day into blocks of three hours ensures no team member comes into contact with each other. Little Dog Towers is located in the back end of beyond, previously a draw back but now an unexpected positive. We interact with nobody!
A stringent safety cleansing routine, to the point of obsessive, is firmly in place and the rest of the team are working from home. This will of course affect the speed in which we can process your order, but process it we will.
We can add any personal message to a gift item, present it beautifully and send it direct to your friend or loved one. If you need us, we are here to help, for as long as circumstances allow.
There is a very high chance the Little Dog will be on the Covid-19 casualty list at the end of this battle but to go out delivering smiles and small gifts of joy to the bitter end will be a small business life well lived.
Stay safe and sane peoples. Thank you as always for your loyalty over the years, it’s been an amazing ride.
With love from Anna, Gavin, Nathan and the Team
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