Well, one of those lovely misters is now a flowing fountain – still popular, just a different experience.
Spare Bones Month – Sometimes Matchy-Matchy is a good thing!
We were collecting donations for Homeward Pet during the month of July, and today, after counting out the contents of that pretty red jar, we matched your generous donations and delivered a check for $350, along with a couple of bags of food!
Here’s a special appeal to you who support pet adoption – we now challenge you to again match that amount. Hint to all the Microsoftees: Your donation will be matched by your employer! Matchy-Matchy can truly be a very good thing!
Don’t forget, they need volunteers too. If you know someone who’d love to have some pooch or kitty cuddle time on a part-time basis, Homeward Pet can always use their help too!
p.s. We plan to make Spare Bones Month a semi-annual event.
Pooch of the Month – August, 2012
Voting Now Open
We’re excited to announce that our August Pooch of the Month contest is now launched on our Facebook page. The photo with the most “Likes” is the winner, and the winner has the honor of a framed photo at the reception desk for all to enjoy. Visit our Facebook page to vote for your favorite photos. You can also lobby for your favorites and “Share” with your friends!
Pooch need a spruce-up?
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, will drive his studio to Scampers next Tuesday, August 7th.
If your poooch needs a spruce-up, be sure to claim a spot with Chris right away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion.
Go Dog, Go 2012
A Great Success
The Annual Go Dog, Go! festival and dog walk was a wonderful way to spend last Saturday. We put up our tent, and showed some of the best photos we could find of your pooches – those that were least blurry!
Thanks to all our great Scampers friends who came by our tent to visit – it was so much fun to see your pooches in another environment, and clearly they enjoyed the day as much as we did!
We also welcomed lots of new pooches to our tent, and many of them will be joining the ranks of the Scampers Campers in the coming months. So many fun pooches…
A heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the event such a great success – and to Bob R. who helped us put up our new and very unwieldy tent!
Heard ‘Round the Water Bowl
We’re excited to be adding new personalities each week. Our frequent campers are doing their best to make them feel welcome.
Here’s the scoop, from gossip heard ’round the water bowl:
“General Lee cuts such a dashing figure, don’t you think? He’s so tall, and handsome and lean, and so intelligent looking. He’s just arrived in these parts from the distant south – did you notice his lovely accent?”
“Well, he’s certainly a charmer! But then there’s Max, the new Shepherd – dark and mysterious. That slow smile is so utterly disarming, and he moves with such elegance. I’ll bet he makes a few hearts around here go pitter-pat!”
“OMG – did you notice Bruno, Rocket and Bert having their funny jump-around game the other day?! Bruno has certainly come out of his shell – what a funny character! I just love his style! And Rocket is getting rowdier (in a good way!) as he spends more time with that crowd.”
Cathy Madson of Pawlogic Dog Training holds group classes at Scampers location.
Cathy offers classes including Basic Obedience, Continuing Obedience and Real Life Training, and Introduction to Obedience for Puppies.
For more information or to register your dog in any of the classes, call Cathy at 425 443 5280, or …
Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.
Watch for more exciting information on new classes in our upcoming newsletters.
Scampers Boarding and Weekends
Well, it looks like you are finding our boarding offering useful – in fact, this weekend, our suites are all booked up!
The weekend daycampers enjoy playing with the boarders, as they’re all good friends already! We set up our weekend daycamp in our back room as we can have our garage door open, and pooches enjoy the free flow indoors and outdoors.
Please remember that weekend visits are full day only, and require advance booking. We open our doors from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for check-in, and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for check-out, so we don’t interrupt Cathy’s Pawlogic Training sessions.
124th Street – Street Overlay
We have received a notice that the City of Kirkland will soon be repaving 124th Street from 124th Avenue to Slater Avenue. Joy!
Typical hours of work will be between 7 am and 6 pm, as well as some “night work”.
We hope this will not be too disruptive to your commute, but we’re sure they’ll help you find your way to us.
We’re headed into a lovely weekend – enjoy, rest, recreate, recharge!
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs