We give tours here at Reynolds kennels. People want to see what a typical day is for Reynolds Kennels.
Most make an appointment . But there are those who like to drop in unannounced because they don’t want us to plan for them.
Is it clean? Are the dogs being treated well? Is everyone happy to be here?
They all declare they want to see where the dogs will sleep…We ALWAYS show them.
Then they comment before leaving, “If you would not have shown us the kennel…we would not have booked!”
Many kennels don’t want you to see the back areas…just for that reason. They are not kept clean.
I have a very clean kennel!
A tour I had yesterday was a little different…
The gal got out of her car.
She was just what I expected from our conversation on the phone. A upper middle class lady. Her dog is her child. Up to date on all the fashions…Her 4 inch heels spoke volumes.
I showed her through the dog kennel.
She showed me pictures of her dog.
She wobbled around the property in those shoes.
Then she said something interesting to me…” I am happy with everything you do here. I knew this was a good place because you have all your teeth.”
Then she went on to say, “You and your family are not what I expected.”
I was a little taken back but I just laughed. But I have been processing her comment all day.
What I think she meant was…” I’m surprised white collar people have chosen a blue collar world.”
I’m going to think about this one for a while.