The Couple Who Met On a Cruise Ship, Bridgett and Larry Hudson, Now Have a Pet Sitting Business
by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
I live in Balmoral in the Market Common with my husband Larry, and our lab hound mix, Porky.
Why did you move to Myrtle Beach?
My husband has loved Myrtle Beach since the mid ’80s. We always knew we’d end up here.
Where are all the places you came from?
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He’s from Northern Virginia; we moved from there.
Do you have a favorite place in Myrtle Beach?
We love Valor Park and Grand Park because they are wonderful places to gather. We love all the restaurants.
What’s your favorite thing about living in the Market Common?
The ease of walking everywhere and the proximity to the beach. We love all the outdoor activities; how you can step outside your door and ride your bike, go running, meet your neighbors, and the shops are so close by. And everyone is so friendly.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
We have moved into golf car mode; we take our time. We’ve abandoned the rush-rush lifestyle and it’s much more laid-back and comfortable now. I volunteer at the Humane Society in North Myrtle Beach.
Tell me about the new business you started when you arrived.
We were looking for a pet sitter, and though we found those who did it as a hobby, we were looking for a professional with insurance and credentials. We felt others were looking for that too, so we became professional pet sitters and started a business called Ultimate Pet Services, LLC.
Can you share one quirky fact with us about your family?
We met on a cruise ship.