The days are getting shorter but we’re as busy as ever here at the Lodge! Right after Labor Day, photographer Nicki Bailey and I hosted a photo shoot to benefit Whatcom Humane Society. I did all the posing while Nicki took the photos. It was so much fun! The dogs did great, even under all the lights. We raised several hundred dollars for WHS. We are thinking of doing another photo shoot sometime in 2012, so if you missed the September one and would like to participate in the next one, let me know. Some of the comments we received from the participants ranged from “WOW!” to “I wish I had had professional photos taken of all the other dogs in my life!”

Just a reminder that this weekend (Oct 7, 8, and 9) is the NADAC agility trial in Lynden (at the horse arena on the fairgrounds) and the public is welcome to watch. It starts Friday night around 5 p.m. and runs all day Saturday and Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to see a fun sport with both mixed breeds and purebreds. I’ll be there with Bizzy all 3 days . . . our goal? To have fun!

DON’T FORGET THAT WE OFFER DOGGIE DAYCARE BY THE HOUR AT THE LODGE! With the holidays approaching and shopping and parties, football games, whatever you have planned, why not bring your pooch to the Lodge for some fun while you’re out doing your thing? Daycare is available every day except Thursday. Call to make an appointment.

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS: Folks are booking now for holiday stays, so don’t delay if you are making travel plans. Yes, all Campers will get special treats on Thanksgiving and Christmas!