Today is the opening day for Auntie Anne’s Puppy Day Care Center and Sleepover Spa. Our very first guests are Daisy Dog and Mr. Gibbs. They have come to our establishment to hang out with the residents, Pepper Jack and Yuri Ivanovich. There Mom’s and Dad’s are on a mini-vacation to take a river cruise in Cincinnati and will be back home by tomorrow.
The first few minutes after Aunt Angie/Mom left were a little bit touchy. Ms. Daisy was just not too awfully sure that her Mom driving off was right. But, then she went outside, rolled in the greatest grass for back scratching, had a bite to eat and took a nice nap. It just might be OK for a visit.
Mr. Gibbs, being the sweet young man that he is, was a little bit worried about being in the house. You see at home he is not allowed on the carpet. It took just a small amount of adjustment for him to realize that this was Puppy Day Care, not home and here it was allowed. Well, it seems encouraged as all the rest of the dogs were sprawled willy-nilly everywhere. He decided he did prefer the cool tile in the dining room, though it was quite the pleasurable thought to think he could go in the living room if the mood took him.
Pepper Jack is doing his best to be a great host. It is really hard for him to share his Momma, but it seems that is what is the best for everyone. He remembers what it is like to be sleeping over at another dogs house and does his very best to let his dog-buddies know that his Casa is their Casa. Although, he does need to be the closest dog to Momma every once in a while. After all, she is his Momma!
Yuri Ivanovich is very happy to have friends over. He and Daisy patrol the backyard perimeter to make sure there are no breaches in the wall. The two of them are a perfect team to keep the yard free of mowing-men and pesky squirrels. Not one blade of grass shall be compromised. Certainly not that great Back-Scratching patch. Why that is the best in all of Allen County!
There is an atmosphere of calm and slightly snoring puppies in the house right now. Yuri is by the front door, Pepper under Mom’s desk while she types, Daisy by her chair on the other side and Gibbs snoozing in the kitchen. Everyone of them are completely relaxed, very comfortable and quite serene. It is a success this Puppy Day Care Center!
Tonight is probably going to be a bit more difficult. Things always seem to look and feel harder when it is dark. We have put Daisy’s bed in the bedroom so she will feel more at home. (She sniffed it and approved of the placement.) Gibbs will be able to pick any place that feels just right for him. Pepper has his place on the end of Mom’s bed on his green towel staked out already. Yuri volunteered to be the Rover, checking on his guests to be sure they are comfortable.
The sun is shinning, there is a slight soft breeze—there is a late summer somnolence to the air today. All of the boys and our Princess have been outside to bask a bit in the warmth of the sun. There is a peace in here right now. With a touch of fur, just for that added softness that feels like snuggling.
Welcome to Auntie Anne’s Puppy Day Care and Sleepover Spa. May your visit be a pleasure filled with the very best of puppy dreams.