Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bathing Buddy…Washing the Fun Away.

Buddy is Dirty.  That’s a good thing!

I know we give dirt a bad rap.

We get mad that it is tracked in on our clean floors.

I have to sweep the dirt out of my bed sheets. I went and bought dark brown sheets so I don’t see the dirt I sleep in every night.

Dirt is on my clothes every day. We have plenty of piles of dirt that need to be weeded , raked , moved or just plain looked at.

When our furry guests near the end of their stay, it makes us proud to see all the dirt on some of their bodies.  We know that they have been wrestling with their new pack friends. Rolling around on the tennis balls to make sure their scent is clearly rubbed in. Digging a good hole in the dog run… just because they can’t do it at home.

We love dirt!  We love that your dogs have had hours each day to collect the dirt we wash down the drain.

Our kids are just like these precious dogs.

Dirt proves that they are out making a witches brew out of grass and dirt for the chickens. Or pulling up rocks to see what is crawling underneath.

I love that they bring in the dirt attached to a worm or one of my flowers that has just been pulled out of my flower bed. Just to say that they love me.

Dirt is good for all of us!

We just wash it down the drain today…then we look forward to getting dirty tomorrow.

–Just Krista

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Samanthas’ Thoughts….Uncensored!

Samantha and I are driving to swimming lessons today.

Samantha and Zoey

Sam: Mom, Do you like poodles?

Me: Yes, I love poodles. Do you?

Sam: I like most poodles.

(30 second pause)

Sam: Why do poodles start with poo?

Me: I’m not sure but we always say the whole word not just that shorten word.

(15 second pause)

Sam: I’m glad they aren’t called PEEDLES!

 

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Dog Pearls..who would have thought?!

Dog laundry… I have learned to love. It was hard to find joy in this weekly chore but I have found dog laundry has it’s own fun surprises…

Dog Pearls!

Dog Pearls!

As you can guess the bedding that is used to make our furry guests comfortable gets a bit dirty and hairy. Especially when you have a bunch of Labrador Retrievers or Bernese Mountain dogs in house.

I know in the pearl world, the color and size of the pearls depends on its type of oyster or how long it has been growing inside of the shell.

Dog Pearl Bed (my washing machine)

For us, it is the same concept. Our pearls depend on how much hair is in the bedding. The color of fur that has been deposited and of course where is is positioned in my washer.

We have found they come out in all shapes and sizes.

As you can see some are small, others are large.

They are dark and light. Tightly woven (very valuable) or a loose weave.(not so valuable)

To find the perfectly round ones (that are nice and tight) are far and few between.

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All Shapes, Sizes and Colors.

They are considered priceless!

I have been saving them for the past couple of months. I have quite the collection already. I’m sure you would be impressed.

I plan to make my daughters prom necklace out of them.

I’m sure she will love it! :0)

Girls are so worried about being duplicated by another girl at the dance.

I have been drug all over the Portland Metro area to find “THE” dress that no other girl will be wearing.

I promised her… NO OTHER GIRL… will have this kind of accessory.

If I keep my laundry skills up I may have enough for a pair of earrings too!

–Just Krista

 

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Where’s Waldo…Reynolds Kennels Style!

Can you find it?  Sure you can? Just keep looking…Where’s POOP-O???? (Wald-O) 

By the way there is two…Good Luck!

 

We think we see it…then we don’t see it…then it  is on our shoe!

The first 5 clients that email the answer to reynoldskennels@gmail.com will get a free day of kenneling added to their account. :0)

–Just Krista

 

 

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Gross to Beautiful… It’s Just How You Look at It

It was late at night when Derek and I were able to get out to run the dogs. Our children’s homework got the best of us, so we were a bit late. It is so dark out there without any street lights around. We have 2 big spot lights that we shine over the runs and one overhead light down by the kennels.

Excuse me, You have a touch of slobber on your face...Let me get that!

Excuse me, You have a touch of slobber on your face…Let me get that!

We need more lights but that is still on the list of things to do.

Derek and I were visiting because the last run of the day is the least busy. Dogs are tired and we are out there to get that last potty break done.

We were at the far end of the run…away from the lights. I turned around and across the dog run were a of bunch of sparkles…like little prisms everywhere. I called to Derek. ..”Turn around!”

As Derek turned around, he was also shocked by all the sparkles.  Six dogs had drool dripping from their mouths…some almost reaching the ground. It was like they had all stopped to compare each others drool talents. The lights were shining through them all. Changing this normally gross scene…to beautiful.

It was amazing how the lights sparkled through all that spit!

It reminded me of that Pollyanna movie when she hung all those prisms in that crabby lady’s window….

It is always good to see the positive in all things!

–Just Krista

 

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Love/Hate….Laundry!

Spring Break

Lots of Dogs…Lots of Rain…Lots of Dirt.

Need I say more!

 

 

Not a good time for our washer to go out, but we need clean, fresh bedding for our furry friends.

A couple hours at the laundromat can be peaceful…if you embrace it.

All in the attitude…2 hours instead of 2 days.

I enjoyed it :0)

–Just Krista

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