Okay, we woke up a bit tired today….but it didn’t take to long to jump into the spirit of some good ole’ fashioned ball fun.
I could really use some help on my right arm pitching but I don’t think my team really cares. As long as I am doing my best…right ?! We are out 4 times a day (an hour each time)…doing just this…playing with our furry guests.
Exercise is key to a good kennel experience! We make sure every four legged friend gets out and enjoys time stretching their legs.
Colin and Madelyn are on baby dog duty. I appreciate that they get right down with them and love them up. Nothing is better than soaking in all that attention…same for the dogs too. :0)
How can you not smile?! Kennel full 5 days and counting…We are so blessed!
The Reynolds Family would not be complete without our own furry family members.
Samantha and Zoey
We currently have two schnoodles in the household. Zoey and Preston. Meet Zoey…
After our Yorkie, Rose passed away, we were not sure if we wanted to stay with the yorkie breed or get something different.We just found out that we were moving to our 6 acres.
We thought a larger breed of dog would be better suited for the move. Our vet had told us about his schnoodles and they peaked our interest.
They are a schnauzer/poodle mix. I know there has been a big “doodle” epidemic the last 5-10 years. Every breed under the sun has been bred with the poodle.We have seen some crazy mixes at the kennel. Beagadoodles, labradoodles, goldensdoodles, cockapoo, morkiepoo, germandoodles, jackapoo, lhasapoo (and my favorite) pekepoo.(sounds a bit nasty :0) Just to name a few. I know the non-shed factor is the biggest reason, but I have noticed that some breed traits mixed with the poodle are very interesting…and at times conflicting.
Poodles by nature are very people pleasing, obedient, loyal breed. They work hard to gain the affection of their family. They can be very busy and energetic. Of course, they have hair instead of fur.
Schnauzers are stubborn, generally defiant. Super smart. Great hunters and lovers :0) They will “try” to be obedient …only if it doesn’t interrupt their personal agenda.
Zoey trying to sleep
I often see the inner conflict in our Zoey. She clearly is 50/50 in the breed split.
She will catch a smell of a squirrel or bird and is ready to engage in the chase….then I call her back. The inner poodle surfaces for a moment. I know she wants to do as I ask…but the schnauzer pull is too great. I can see on her face she has two little voices speaking to her. One on each shoulder.
(Angel Poodle Dog) “Zoey, you really want to do what your human mom says. You may get a treat out of this :0)”
(Devil Schnauzer Dog) ” You know you want to attack that animal. The whole neighborhood will think you are soooo cool!!!”
The devil usually wins!
This is her reaction when I want her to get off my couch. Zoey likes to sit on the back of my couch. She is smooshing the top of one of my cushions. It makes me buggy. She knows she is not supposed to be there.
I know we all have dogs that we wonder why we put up with what they do. Scratching walls/doors. Eats food off the table. Chews furniture and clothing. Hides shoes. Digs in the flower beds. Drools on your pants. Runs down the street. Stresses out the cat. Drinks out of the toilet. HAIR EVERYWHERE!!!
I could go on and on and on….but even with all the little buggy things Zoey does, life wouldn’t be the same without her.
We had this yellow lab dropped of on Wednesday. Trudy is here for “who knows” how long.
The owner had called and asked if the reservation could be a little open ended because she was going in for a “procedure” and she was not sure how long she would be in the hospital. We are happy to adjust as needed.
Kasey and Trudy
On Wednesday the usual 15 minute drop off took almost an hour. She kept starting up new conversations…. then she would have to say goodbye to Trudy…then we would talk again …then she would have to say good bye again… either way, her good bye with Trudy seemed a bit over the top. :0)
Thursday we get a call from the hospital…It was one of the nurses that was attending this gals operation. She was admitted for brain surgery and has to remain awake during the procedure. She talked the nurses into logging on to our Facebook page so she could watch her dog play during that particular window of time.
She proceeded to give me the time frame and we made sure Trudy was posted (a lot :0) so she could watch her playing with her dog friends.
I have not heard how the operation went…but hopefully we posted Trudy long enough to make her smile while her head was cut open….