How many is too many?

Dogs, that is. I’ve wondered how many dogs I could have mingling inside the house. I’ve had 5 for several days with 1 or two more in the kennels (converted garage). That was a lot. Of course, the answer first depends on which dogs are on the list. Some dogs just aren’t going to get on with other dogs no matter what you do. This Thanksgiving weekend I have the opportunity to see if I can handle 6 dogs inside the house with 1 in the kennels. I’ve had all of these dogs boarding with me before but they all…

Full House

Sometimes you just end up with more dogs than you expected. I’ve long known that Yule was coming for the Thanksgiving weekend. That would make just three dogs including Scrappy and Lilly, the full-time residents here. But then Buddy’s parents texted a few days ago to see if I could accommodate Buddy for a few days. Sure, why not. And then Homeward Bound got full up so that added one more. I’m glad it stopped there. You may recall Buddy as he’s been a guest here several times. He’s a wonderfully sweet boy who is working on his confidence with…

Buddy’s back

Scrappy has a guest. Yet another guest. Ogee suggest that Scrappy should get some kind of medal for being such a good host. Maybe so. Buddy has boarded with us before, and is back for just a few days this week. Buddy is an exceptionally handsome boy. Teddy Bear was exceptionally playful today. A little peekaboo is good for the soul.

Scrappy has visitors

Last weekend Scrappy had two visitors, Buddy and Yule. I’ve written about Yule a few times already. He’s Scrappy’s best friend. It’s gratifying to see them get excited when they spot each other approaching for a visit. Buddy had been with us once or twice before but Scrappy mostly gives him the cold shoulder. That’s okay because Buddy is still getting used to being around other dogs so just being around Scrappy for a few days is good for him. Buddy does quite well considering he was a backyard dog for the first 5 years of this life. He’s a…