I hope November is treating you well. It’s hard to believe it is here already and we are heading quickly towards the Holidays!
It is also hard to believe we have been in our new home for just over 4 months. Time has really flown by! Since we haven’t officially had an open house and folks are asking for a tour, we thought it would be fun to invite you to a Howliday Open House! A few of the details follow!
- Saturday November 21st, 2015
- Noon to 2pm
- Pictures of your pets with Santa!
- Special pet friendly treats
- Special people friendly treats
- Raffle drawing for prizes
- Tour our brand new facility and visit with our staff
We hope you will join us at 2627 N Knoxville (our new location)!
I cannot believe it is already the end of October. This year has flown by and soon it will be cold, snowy, and blowy. I don’t know about you, but I love the nice Fall weather and I am not ready for it to be over. That said, now is a good time to start to strategize about ways to keep our fur babies out of trouble and happy and healthy.
Here is one of our Halloween costume contestants from last year. Oh so cute!
Halloween is always a fun holiday for kids and pets alike, but there are a few things to watch out for. First, remember that even the cutest of costumes can scare your pets. If they cannot see your face or recognize you in some way they may react inappropriately. I remember one year I wore a costume with a cape. The cape frightened my dog and she ran at me barking! Once she quieted enough to hear me she calmed down, but neither one of was having fun at that point!
Dressing up your pet for Halloween can be a fun activity, but be sure your pet is ok with the idea. Many places sell costumes specifically for dogs and cats. Conversely you can create a costume, but be sure not to use tight ties or bad to hold it on. Sadly, we do see an occasional pet who was injured by a hair band left on too long. Be sure your pet can move freely in the costume and can see easily. After that have fun and remember the puppy or kitty treats!
When trick or treaters are coming to the door, be sure your pets are confined so they don’t become stressed or escape out the door when you answer. If they dash out, they could be injured or give a small person a real Halloween thrill! Better that they are away from all this action. Consider giving your dog a special treat in a quiet place until Trick or Treat is over and the lights are out on the porch. A Kong toy stuffed with their food moistened with some peanut butter or cream cheese and then frozen can give your dog something to do for a while that will be more interesting than barking at the door.
We love you too Walt!
Speaking of treats, a plan for handling the sweets and keeping them away from your pets is important. Most people are well informed about the
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.
Well it has been a wild couple of weeks, but we have officially moved and are up and running at full speed in our wonderful new home.
“It’s moving day! It’s moving day!”
Hi All and Happy Memorial Day!
First I want to thank all of the Veterans and their families for their service to our country!
Reception view from the Front door.
Construction is in full swing.
I thought I’d bring you the weekly new hospital update with a quick list of the reasons we decided to move:
Sorry I missed posting last week.