Scampers Weekly Recap – August 7, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap
Dear --Valued Customer--

We're working our way through a changeable day.

The pooches are managing nicely with a mostly indoors kind of day. We'll do our best to keep them entertained and distracted through any storms that may pass our way, with occasional visits outside between raindrops.

By the way, for those pooches who get nervous during storms, besides providing lots of comforting cuddles, we also have several other options to help them stay calm: we use Thunder Shirts, Rescue Remedy, and our special Calming Spray - a lovely blend of essential oils including lavender, rosemary, and marjoram, and it really does help to keep us all relaxed, happy, and grounded.

Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke. This one's today's:

Watch for the updates of our framed Friday Funny in our reception area.

We'll also make sure they're posted on our Facebook page so you can share them with your friends.
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When we new pooches join us, we love to introduce them around and get them started in their Scampering adventures - that's why they call us the "welcome waggin".

Today, we are honored to welcome Rocket and Jetson to our "Littles" group. This pair charmed all they met - and they seemed quite comfortable and happy to hang out with all the Littles crew, and enjoyed lap-time with Wrangler Stuart.

We got to welcome back Frenchie Posey, and Poodle Mix twins Luna and Lily H this week - all have been away for a long while, but they all clearly remembered that the purpose of Scampers is all about fun and frolic and came prancing in looking for their old friends.

On Tuesday, we bade fare-the-well to Tim. Tim was one of our high-school student cleaning staff who often assisted with wrangling and running pooches to their families at pickup time. We wish him luck in his new job in the construction industry.

We also got together to sing our special rendition of "Thanks for the Memories" to Hannah, our summer season afternoon runner, as she returns to college. We sure enjoyed those extra ear scritches she gave us as she dressed us to go home.

And we also wish "happy tails" to Scampers long-timer Jax Weenie, who drove away in the direction of Pennsylvania with his human, who's also heading back to college. We'll miss you, Jax Weenie, especially your expressive ears and full-throated commentary.

Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're curious about how we spend our days and you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, you can watch the adventures in the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.

There's also a ScampersDogs channel on YouTube where you'll find all kinds of fun videos, and we update that selection periodically.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, August 18th.

His schedule really does fill up often, and while we'll try to squeeze everyone in, please make sure to get your request in early if your dog needs a spruce-up.  

Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 
Click this link to send us an email request.
Every once in a while we receive a photo from one of our customers showing us what their beloveds are doing after their day at Scampers.

We're always looking for new material. This week, we have a couple of new pics and some classics to share:

Wednesday night, Little Sophie C
went out like a light!
Nala's legs may be just a mite long for her bed!
Chomchom looks like an angel in pink
Dylan likes getting himself
all wrapped up
Hank shares his dreams with
his cuddle buddy
Lucy Mc seems to have an opinion

This category of owner-contributed pics features dogs enjoying their extracurricular fun.
This is where we'll post the pics we've received of your pooches enjoying summer vacations, beach roaming, ball games, and any other such general exploring. 

Here's Charlotte, who sent us this lovely pic from her last visit to San Diego. Are there any other long distance travelers who may have pics to share?

We love this pic of our good friend Odie, taken atop one of our many beautiful mountains. He's enjoying the hike!

MeiMei is showing us that she's truly a water dog in this exquisitely timed shot. What a refreshing moment!

We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
Pretty Josie is showing us how much she loves her Tuffy indestructible toy. You can just see the pride in her eyes!

Here's Charlie R, wearing his chicken bag. This is how Sally found him when she returned home one day.

We were not at all surprised to learn that Charlie R's littermate, Gunnar McL, is equally talented. This is Gunnar's attempt at helping around the office. We're pretty sure this is why he spends time with us at Scampers. 

Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
Is anyone noticing a trend? Those yellow labs can be so charming, and so helpful!
Canine Nosework Classes at Scampers
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and an inborn desire to hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop the natural scenting abilities of your dog by using their passion for hunting and their love of toys, food and exercise.  

It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and you get to find out just how good your dog's nose is.
Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines continues offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. If you'd like some information on the next round of classes, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643. More information is also available as Scampers front desk..
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please

Our reception area is often very busy, and we host many dogs with many different kinds of personalities. While we love them all, we know that some are inclined to jump up and greet new friends, and others are inclined to try to protect their beloved humans.

To avoid any kind of mishap, please ensure your pooches are securely leashed and in control while in our reception area. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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