In the summer our family business is busy with pups needing summertime grooms, doggies attending daycare for a bit of playtime to burn off some energy on those long summer days, and vacation time boarders who spend their time with us while their owners are away.
So, how does our family spend their summer?
We spend it together working alongside one another, taking care of doggies:)
Here are a few pictures from this summer....
When you walk in our lobby you might see one of these faces behind the desk, if they aren't grooming......
Or you could be greeted by this crew sitting on the bench in the lobby, they are in Doggie Training 101...
and look they have learned to sit and stay ;)
In the middle of summer there's now lack of dogs, outside play, heat, and water fun.
We have the joy of caring for dogs BIG and small.
As much fun as we have with the dogs
there's lots to keep clean and sanitized!
In Doggie Training 101 your first task is to learn proper petting
and doggie supervision.
This year William and Jonathan have been our official .....
Stainless steel bowl washers and water bottle cleaners,
they have done a fantastic job.
The smudges on the windows aren't always from doggie noses,
as we have one little who enjoys watching the traffic....
Days in Doggie Training 101 can be tiresome,
a bit of coloring and a video are sometimes needed :)
~A snip snip here, and snip snip there~
A bit of teaching and a little learning...
how to dry a doggie:)
We love working together and the feel of accomplishment
we have at the end of the day from team work.
In the summer and on holidays our days can be long,
the blessing is that when we are all together it makes the
day go much faster.
We school year round and we have found schooling at the store to
be easy. Not only do our children learn from their text books,
but they learn a whole host of other skills....
hands on skills in a working classroom.
They learn book keeping, communication skills, scheduling,
ethics, marketing, responsibility, grooming,
and basic animal care.
One of the biggest things they are learning
to do is work with the public.
We have clients from all walks of life and backgrounds,
our children get to interact with people all day long....
they are getting to see a glimpse of the real world.
This interaction is helping shape them into who the Lord wants them to be....
It is our hope that when people step foot into the lobby they feel welcome,
and when they leave they feel uplifted or encouraged.
Great Doggie Doos isn't our business,
it belongs to the Lord...
Thankfully He allows us each day to work for Him
as we serve others and their pups.