Monthly Archives: December 2014

My Spencer….this is why we do what we do!

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Spencer Reynolds with Willow

Just a quick holiday moment today…but this picture sums up why we do what we do.

This is my son Spencer.

15 years old. Just got his drivers permit.

A classic teenage in this day and age, BUT…

When I see him all cuddled up with one of our furry friends…it tells me he is starting to get it.

Taking care of others (even canine others) brings JOY.

That’s it! That all it needs to be.

Taking care of our furry friends brings so much joy to our family.

We hope you all experience little joys in your families too.

Happy Holidays!

~Just Krista

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Quiet Dog Talk…is louder than people talk.

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I’m Just Darling….says Sidney

I find it interesting that we know that our pets love us…but they have no words.

It has been a great learning experience to watch all of your dogs communicate with my staff and each other. We here at Reynolds Kennels call it dog talk and I have learned to speak it very well.

When we have a client come for the first time, body posture and tail positioning really can help us determine what a dog is feeling.

A waggin’ tail lets us know that our dogs are settled in and are comfortable with their fellow campers. We work hard to get that tail meter to the happy point as soon as possible.

If that means we spend some one on one time to build trust…we do it.

If is means we hang out in their kennel with them to communicate safety…we do it.

If it means we throw a ball 200 times…we will do that too.

What I find the incredible is their lack of words speaks louder than our human words sometimes.

When your dog comes to wake you up and will just sit there and stare at you…”It’s time to get going, it’s a great day.”

The soft tap at the sliding door… ” It is time to let me out!”

The gentle face on your lap at the end of the day… “Need anything?”

The run and greet (with excitement of course)…”I have missed you all day, glad you are home!”

The curl up at your feet under your desk or by the sofa…” I’ll always be here.”

Wouldn’t it be good if we all spoke dog language.

Especially to each other!

~Just Krista

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