7 am - Everyone is so excited! Desiree and Kassi arrive and after some cuddles and greeting, we walk laps on the property so we can do our busines ( you know what we mean!)
7:15 am : Feeding time. We have the kibbles you packed for us along with some of that delicious KS stew . We eat either in our crates or 2-3 of us in a room
7:30 am : Daycare dogs arrive and there is tail wagging, posturing , greetings - and then we all go and play . Older Dogs often stay in the back yard where they can catch a break from the commotion and take a snooze in the clubhouse . Between you and us : Puppies seem to get crazier every year - dogs like Pablo cannot imagine that they were once as crazy as this ! Sparky is still crazy, though ...and might never stop being a wild man, says Pablo
8 am : Time for hikes and field trips!.The little dogs are the envy of all : they get to go for a 3 mile off- leash hike at Whiskey Ridge and pile into the dog mobile . If big dogs are really nice, Sparky invites them to come, too. If you don't pass Sparky's muster , you are invited to go on a hike across the street on the 20 acres of public land- or you can just stay here and chase the others around.
9:30 am : The hikers are back and we help Desiree ,Debra or Kassie clean the Clubhouse . DOGS MAKE A LOT OF MESS , I can tell you ! UGH! Martina meets with new clients for their intake interview . We love helping her check out new dogs and their people.
10am - 11 am : We play and play - new people with their dogs arrive for their intake interviews and we participate by sniffing them out and schmoozing with their people.
11:00 - 2pm : NAP TIME ! We get a peanut butter filled bone ( or a treat brought from home) and curl up to snooze . If you did not get the memo: BEING AN ACTIVE DOG IS EXHAUSTING! PLEASE DON'T WAKE US UP BY ARRIVING BETWEEN 11-2 PM ! Thx!
2 pm: More peeing and sniffing, more chasing and ball catching. More new people for intake interviews that we check out. Hurray!
4pm : Dinner time! This might sound boring to you, but it is very exciting to us ! And it is yummy :-)
4:30 pm - 6pm : More time to run off your crazies or cuddle with the humans before we get ready for bed ...
6pm : Bed time !
8-9 pm : Martina ( who lives here with us ) checks on us and lets us out, if we need to go .
But honestly: most of the time we are so tired that we pretend to be asleep - then she just cuddles us and lets us snore on... We get ready for the fun of the next day ....
ANSWERS TO F.A.Q:
1. You probably wonder what happens if someone misbehaves : They get sprayed with water and /or put in a time-out. We are very careful not to get into too much trouble , because we hate that stuff !
2. No, we do not get left alone !!! Someone is always on the premises. Martina runs errands sometimes or goes out for dinner but whenever she has to be gone for more than 45 minutes she asks Rhianna and Johannah to stay in her house and watch out for us .
3. You wonder why we get along so well ? Well , firstly there is so much fun stuff to do , that we do not have time for silly ideas...and someone is always watching us . Secondly : all of us have been vetted for temperament before we were accepted. Third : there is a NO-BULLY! rule - the humans really come down on you if you hump or bite ( a bit growling is permissable, though) ...and frankly: The KS ranch is the best place aside from your own home ...and you do not want to get kicked out of here....
If you have any more questions, please contact us via our animal communicator :-)
We wanna tell you this about this place: IF YOU HAD A TAil, YOU WOULD WAG IT TOO!
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