I’ve been so busy on the 3 Schips and A Girl Facebook page this year that I have completely neglected this blog. Poor blog! Lots of exciting things have been happening to date, and here are just a few.

In March I attended a two-day seminar conducted by animal behaviorist and dog trainer Sophia Yin. Lots of good stuff to absorb, remind myself of, and put into practice here at the Lodge.

The Canine Lodge celebrated its one-year anniversary May 5! Thanks to all who attended the Cinco De Mayo party! The raffle to raise money for Whatcom Humane Society was successful, and the food and drink were perfect for a sunny afternoon. It’s been an awesome first year and I’m ever so grateful to all my doggie campers and their people.

Starting June 14 I’m opening up on Thursdays. Many of you have been waiting for this. Book your daycare now as I’m usually full the other days of the week and have had to put some clients on a waiting list. Daycare by the hour is still available.

Zachary Furness is starting in June as a part-time doggie daycare attendant. I’m very excited about having him join the Lodge and he’s very good with dogs. Zach’s bio will appear in a separate blog.

Come August, the Lodge outdoor play yard should be completely enclosed by a very cool rock wall that works in conjunction with heavy gauge wire fencing. If you want a visual, you can check out my personal yard where the same rock wall is in the works. Sturdy, dog friendly, and, as I’ve just mentioned, very cool!

Til next time. . . .