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Jimbo's December Newsletter 2017

Howdy, how're you going?

Well, it’s been a big year. I have to start by thanking our amazing team at Jimbo's for pulling things through. We have a talented, hardworking and fun bunch of people in the business that makes our brand great.
 
Thanks to you all, our loyal customers, for helping us make this an amazing brand that we can have a bit of fun with.
 
Have a safe and happy Christmas and a fun filled New Year. Here’s a little ditty to lighten the load...

Jimbo's November Newsletter 2017 - NON-NI

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Ping and Pong

Spring has sprung and all of God's little creatures are coming out of the woodwork. We have in the office a not-so-little creature named Winston, the sometimes well-behaved but always undershot and ugly bulldog (his mother loves him) who is a great time waster (but time spent with him is never actually wasted), and then we have Ping and Pong.

Jimbo's November Newsletter 2017 - NI

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Ping and Pong

Spring has sprung and all of God's little creatures are coming out of the woodwork. We have in the office a not-so-little creature named Winston, the sometimes well-behaved but always undershot and ugly bulldog (his mother loves him) who is a great time waster (but time spent with him is never actually wasted), and then we have Ping and Pong.

Jimbo's October Newsletter 2017

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The Day we Met ZAP!

So it was more or less an ordinary morning, everything was looking pretty groovy for a Friday, but that was before ZAP.

Jimbo's September Newsletter 2017

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Doggy Daycare for Senior Citizens
Poppy (our dog) went to daycare for the first time last week. It kinda went like this:
 

She: "Well, I have a full on day at yada yada yada tomorrow and don’t want to leave Poppy at home because she’s a nut job and will wreck something."

He: "Ah, yeah, I’ve got that meeting at yada yada yada tomorrow then scooting off to youknowwhere so I can’t take her."

Jimbo's August Newsletter 2017

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The winter chill is upon us with ski fields opening around the country in the last month, my daffodils have all put their heads up and the early cheer are flowering in abundance in my garden. The first of the season's lambs have started gambolling around the paddocks next door; spring must be in the air.

Jimbo's July Newsletter 2017

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Howdy (Meowdy),
 
Welcome to the Jimbo's Newsletter with an excerpt written by the cat who shall remain anonymous(e) but is named Max.
 
Deep in the heart of winter on a wintry winter's day the Jimbo's sales team came to my home for their sales meeting, a team of almost 20 gathered around and weren’t they delighted to see me - I am, after all, purrrfectly charming.

Jimbo's June Newsletter 2017

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In the words of the noble award winning singer/songwriter Mr Robert Zimmerman, “The times they are a changing”.

JIMBO'S 2017 MAY NEWSLETTER

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Well, winter is just around the corner and the cats and dogs of NZ are letting us know as sales have picked up - all it takes is a drop of a few degrees and our factory output jumps every year.
Cats will always seem a little hungrier than normal this time of year as their bodies are attuned to the weather change and start to bulk up their fur for insulation. Given that fur or hair is essentially protein, the amount of protein going in will always need to be lifted to compensate for this - so if your moggy is hanging around a little more than usual and seeming to be a bit of a guts, there’s a reason why.
 
Big excitement in my house last week: the rule of thumb is that there are to be no fires before May, and despite the fact that there were a couple of chilly April days the embargo was in place, but come the first of May it was all on for young and old.
To get to that point we have the annual picking-up-sticks fun which means the firewood has all been cut and stacked away. The peoples were ably assisted by the ever helpful quadruped who, upon realising it was time for collecting sticks, duly applied herself to the task of stick collection with vigour, joy and enthusiasm. This comes in 3 categories...

Jimbo's 2017 April Newsletter

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Watership Down revisited: A slightly odd, funny and happy-ending (rabbit's) tail for Easter.
 
Winter is knocking on the door, time to stack the firewood and get ready for the change in seasons.
Given it was a mild winter last year and we have had a nice wet summer, my property at the moment is a bit like Watership Down on steroids - it’s a bunny explosion with cute furry little hoppers bouncing everywhere. Much like the Watership Down movie, the farmer (me) goes out with his gun but good old Hazel and his many brothers and sisters have an unlikely ally in the form of a particularly enthusiastic staffy lab cross named… Poppy. Every time I go out to eradicate bunnies, Poppy comes along with all the energy of an atom bomb. The good thing is, at the age of almost eleven, Poppy knows the rules: no unexpected explosions...

Jimbo's 2017 May Newsletter

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I'm writing this at the end of another stunning summer's day, and am just reflecting on a couple of visitors we have had this week.
 
Stella the Jack Russell came in for the day with Amy. A 13-year-old lady (that’s Stella) with a need for a little TLC, she was pretty keen to give everyone the tail wagging sniff and pleased-to-meet-you greeting as everyone filed in. From there she just curled up on her bed, lay down her furry head and chilled for the day. I did notice she had managed to find a lap to sit on for a little while part way through the day and I’m sure she snuck in a few sneaky nibbles at lunch time.
She remained moderately interested in everyone and everything until the end of the day when Amy was ready to go, keys in hand, dog bed under the arm and handbag duly swung - with Amy ready Stella only had eyes for her. I tried to get a goodbye pat out of Stella and was greeted with a “Get real dude,” look as she only had one thing on her mind: a car ride...

Jimbo's 2017 February Newsletter

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Post Christmas, the masses are back to work, kids are back at school and life returns to normal (not sure what normal is). We had a busy run through the Christmas period at Jimbo's and the Purrrfect Pressie went down a treat this year selling out before Christmas Eve. We will have to increase the numbers next year!

I have been having a running battle over the last couple of weeks - a certain little black cat that resides on the end of my bed at night must have decided that I am a bad hunter. Due to this somewhat poor assessment of my ability to provide for myself and my family, said black cat has taken it upon herself to ensure that I am well catered to...

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