Onze fysieke winkel is gesloten,

wij hebben hierbij hulp gekregen van Dirk Jan Bakker, hiervoor zijn wij erg dankbaar.

Our physical store is closed,

to accomplish this we have received help from Dirk Jan Bakker, for this we are very grateful.

"De Telegraaf publiceerde een mooi artikel over onze dierenwinkel. We zijn heel blij met deze aandacht en vinden het ook geweldig dat Dirk Jan Bakker heeft aangeboden om alle artikelen die overblijven te schenken aan een goed doel, zoals de Dierenambulance."

"De Telegraaf published a nice article about our pet shop. We are very happy with this attention and are also delighted that Dirk Jan Bakker has offered to donate all the remaining articles to a good cause, such as the Animal Ambulance."

Wat begon tijdens een economische crisis, eindigt tijdens een economische crisis.  Maar let op, tijdens en niet door.
Lief en leed deelde ik met jullie huisdieren, maar ook met jullie zelf en jullie geliefden. Glaasjes water, tissues, krukjes, knuffels, kaartjes, cadeautjes en bloemen. Alles kwam voorbij. 
Vriendschappen (en zelfs een beste vriend) ontstonden en bleven.
Puppy’s en baby’s zag ik in de winkel opgroeien,  van senior dieren nam ik afscheid en helaas ook van een aantal van jullie, die niet meer met ons zijn.
Oprecht kan ik zeggen dat deze 13 jaren de mooiste van mijn leven waren, elke ochtend had ik “zin om naar mijn werk” te gaan. Dat is bijzonder.
Maar…ik ben ook héél erg moe van het harde werken. Ik zie de ‘markt’ veranderen. Ik zie de pandemie en de gevolgen ervan (laten we ‘dat ene woord’ vandaag niet gebruiken).
Zomer 2020 hebben mijn moeder en ik de knoop doorgehakt en besloten het schip te verlaten voor het zinkt, nu we de keus nog hebben.
Mijn moeder (74) benadrukt dat ze niet met pensioen gaat, ze blijft betrokken bij de bedrijfstakken die worden voortgezet. Ze is nog niet toe aan de spreekwoordelijke geraniums.
Bedankt allemaal, voor het vertrouwen en voor … Alles.
Wij gaan jullie missen!
Marjon & Amber.

What started during an economic crisis ends during an economic crisis. But beware, during and not through.
I shared joys and sorrows with your pets, but also with you and your loved ones. Glasses of water, tissues, stools, stuffed animals, cards, presents and flowers. Everything passed.
Friendships (and even a best friend) were born and lasted.
I saw puppies and babies grow up in the store, I said goodbye to senior animals and unfortunately also to some of you who are no longer with us.
I can honestly say that these 13 years were the best of my life, every morning I was “looking forward to going to work”. That is special.
But… I am also very tired from hard work. I see the "market" changing. I see the pandemic and its consequences (let's not use "that one word" today).
In summer 2020, my mother and I made the decision and decided to leave the ship before it sinks, while we still have the choice.
My mother (74) emphasizes that she will not retire, she will remain involved in the industries that are continued. She is not ready for the proverbial geraniums yet.
Thank you all, for your trust and for… Everything.
We will miss you!
Marjon & Amber.

Mother and daughter close pet shop

 

Amsterdam. Pet shop Oud suyt on the Olympiaweg in the South of Amsterdam will close its doors next week. The store, run by mother and daughter Amber and Marjon Hiensch, has developed into a meeting place in the neighborhood in recent years.

The entire neighborhood is fond of the two. Local residents with sick animals in particular could count on a warm welcome and help from the shop. “People who couldn't find suitable food for their pets, for example. We are good at that ”. Amber says.

The motivation to start a pet store thirteen years ago comes from Amber. She had a dog that was always sick. “During that time I have been to many pet stores and doctors. But no one could help me. It only went well at a shop in Zandvoort. That was the beginning of my dog's recovery. But in Amsterdam I had to go to three different stores to get everything for the care of my dog. Then the idea arose to start a pet store of our own. The shop started out of love. ”

But now the end is fast approaching. “These have been the best years of my life,” says Amber. “But I'm tired now. On a personal level, I have had many setbacks, including health. If I keep going, I'll work myself out. ”

The closure is actually too early for mother Marion. She had promised herself to keep working, as long as she could still lift the heavy 15kg feed bags. That is still going well. “But one day it will stop,” she says. That moment has now arrived. ”

One of the customers who will miss the store is Dirk Jan Bakker, who took a detour on Thursday and took his 15-year-old dog Blue to the store. He comes to mother and daughter to get special bones that are good for keeping his pet's teeth clean. “He responds well to these bones,” says Bakker. “It was a quest. Blue sometimes has a stomach ache. ”

As a departing gift, Bakker promises to take over the remaining stock and contents when the key is finally put in the lock. “We donate that to a good cause, for example to the Animal Ambulance,” he says.

“That gesture feels like a reward,” says Amber, who will miss a lot of customers. "With that, the period of this pet shop can be closed nicely and the case gets a nice end."