Tuesday, November 25, 2008

all the old friends

Rain, rain, rain. But at least it's a little warmer to we don't have to go so far for water.

It's really nice to go out to the barn in the morning and find all my old friends, the old timers, the ones who have been here a million times who I completely understand and who know the whole program, from the van to breakfast to taking turns going for a walk. Nice to see so many familiar faces. And it was relatively lonely around here the past few weeks (slow time for travel).

Funny how when there is more to do, I do more work but still have more incentive to do a more comprehensive job with this blog.

Not to bring up the economy on the dog blog (even on the stupid dog blog: I know, another great depression, shut up already!) but we're down a little bit from last year. I was thinking of buying an ad, either a underwriting credit on WNYC or on Google for dog boarding searches for New York City. I was also thinking of casting a wider net and advertising in Westchester or something like that, for pick up on different days and we drive more. Something like that. We're only a bit down from last year but when things really get bad I have a feeling people might not be flying off on vacation and sending their dog to camp as much as they used to... something tells me my service may be less in demand. But there are millions of dogs in the area. Enough of this topic.

Anyone who feels like recommending Glencadia, you can click here is you are a member of park slope parents. No big deal... thanks.

And I was just thinking how I got in a nice groove with the dog camp: construction is done, Jim's been here so long that he knows all the dogs like I do (or better) and can do everything I can and more, the internet part of it is going well, the dogs seem to know what to do (mostly returnees who are at peace with the process). My mother in law watches the kid. Everything is good. Just in time for a great depression.

Here is my mother in law's website, that I made, and I'm pretty happy with it: http://aenne.info

Now to the dogs: Little Boo is nervous. He will come to me but just seems nervous... he's with the little dogs now and I'll get him to come around.

Other new dogs seem to have settled in really well (Annie, Daisy) and all the old timers seem fine.

I have a new attendance sheet system so we can check off and make notes and get the names right.

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Bryan Black said...

i'm still amazed by your whole operation! yeah boo's gonna definitely be very shy at first but he'll come around no doubt. :) would love to see more video of him! hope all is well.


Anonymous said...

You got it: More Boo tomorrow. We're already much better .. Boo was pretty much fine by tonight.