One of the things I love most about moving home is reconnecting with old friends. This week I had just such an opportunity as I talked with my good friend Jimmy Nix. My husband and I went to school and graduated with Jimmy. He and my husband both went into the Air Force right out of high school and of course, we lost touch. Jimmy moved back to this area long before we did and now owns and runs a local business in downtown Murphy. This week I want to highlight his business, Mountain Pets and Water Gardens. Jimmy has been in business here in Murphy for 30 years and believes they might be one of the longest running businesses in downtown Murphy. He has chosen this line of work because he loves the pets and their owners. He also wanted to own and operate his own business and contribute to the local economy. While serving in the United States Air Force in Japan, he learned about pond fish from the breeders there. He had always been an animal lover and has had many different pets so it was a natural choice for him when he moved back to Murphy. While he enjoys many of the aspects of owning and operating a business, his favorite part is the pond fish. He also enjoys having his business in the downtown area and says that the town square is his favorite part of Murphy. Mountain Pets and Water Gardens post promotions on their Facebook page from time to time and would like you to check it here for the next one. I am so glad to have reconnected with my friend and now I know more about his business. I too, am an animal lover and now I know there’s a great place in Murphy, NC to get all my pet supplies. I highly recommend Mountain Pets and Water Gardens for all your pet supplies too!