It's been non-stop here at Mind My Paws since June. Since my last post, as well as my regular daily dog walks, Toby the black lab has boarded for a week, Dudley the chocolate lab has stayed for a week and Digory the daschund stayed for a fortnight.
I could spend hours writing about all my boarders, but just don't seem to find the time. However, I have made time to write about my latest boarder, who has just left us after a fortnight.
Bethan, the ten month old working spaniel truly is the perfect dog. To get to know each other before she came to stay, I walked her a few times (on her own and with my pack) and she stayed over for a night, so we knew what to expect: a very excitable pup who loves socks and jumping on and off the sofa to give equal attention to everyone in the room!
As we all know, most dogs LOVE to walk. I have never met a dog more excited about going for a walk than Bethan! Everytime you stand up, her tail wags uncontrolably with anticipation that we just might be going out for another walk! Walk times were her chance to find balls and she refused to give up until that ball was found. Giving them back was another matter...... She has taught me it's always best to take more than one ball on a walk.
Bethan got introduced to many dogs during her stay and loved all of them. Her owners told me that she was better with dogs her own size and smaller, but she loved my labradors and ran rings around all of them!
The hardest part of my job is having to say goodbye to each dog, but thankfully as one amazing dog goes home happy, another one comes to stay.