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September 16, 2019

Puppies: wet noses, sweet puppy breath, soft fluffy fur.  

Right?  

Or is it Puppies: Razor sharp teeth, tiny chew machines, noise makers at 3am....

Twelve years ago - when my dog was 2, I said we would never get a puppy again.  If we were going to get another dog, I want...

September 3, 2019

Ahh, a long weekend.  It was nice, wasn't it.  Ours was marred by one thing.  A bizarre phone call with someone asking for information about a dog.  The dog has been to our facility a few times.  We like the dog well enough.  This person was NOT the owner of the dog....

August 14, 2019

As the summer just seemingly got started, the kids are going back to school!  We have had our college student teacher here for the summer - Madison - she will be going back to school soon and Kristen, who has been with us for 3 years, leaves us in a few weeks to contin...

July 24, 2019

Kids and Dogs.  They go together so easily and yet there are so many things to consider when bringing them together.  We (the Bright Family) have a new puppy.  It's been 14 years since we had a puppy in our house and frankly, its exhausting.  Just like when we brought...

July 8, 2019

Summer started!  It has been a bit since I have blogged, but summer started!  We have seen an uptick in boarding reservations and as a happy coincidence, we have new dogs coming in.  It is the best feeling in the world when a new client comes in and says they were refe...

May 26, 2019

Going for a walk is a great source of fun and enrichment for your dog.  Families are heading out for camping weekends and taking their dog with them to enjoy the great outdoors.  Ahhh, fresh air, lakes, ponds, walking in the woods....ahh ticks, parasites, mosquitos, st...

May 6, 2019

When I was 20 something I lived alone, for the first time ever, in the big city of Chicago. My apartment was 400 square feet- total.  That included the bathroom, closet and the kitchen.  It was lonely.  I came home from a stressful new job to a lonely little apartment...

April 29, 2019

"I haven’t written a review before now but I have to today. My 3 dogs recently stayed for 3 nights. They haven’t boarded in over 3 years and I was extremely nervous. My dogs are older and don’t want to play much but needed a safe place to stay. Today at pick up Maximus...