Hey, It’s 2013!

General | 01.10.2013

I just realized that I didn’t write my annual Happy New Year post.  I have been tossing around a few ideas, but haven’t found the time to write.  2012 was a tricky year for me personally.  So  I have to admit that I am happy to say good bye to 2012 and hello to 2013.

I do want to mention a couple of special daycare dogs that we lost this year at K9 Kaos. We said goodbye to Reiki, Shelly, Lily, and Jazz this year.

Reiki started coming to K9 right after we opened.  He was only about 8 months old then.  Not only did we have the pleasure of caring for Reiki for years, but we had the pleasure of knowing his amazing moms.  One of my funniest memories involves Reiki, an 80 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback, and my Bounty, a 15 lb Smooth Fox Terrier…..let’s just say Bounty was on top of keeping Reiki in line ….poor Reiki!  It is so hard to say goodbye. Reiki will always be in my thoughts, he was such a gorgeous dog.

Miss Shelly was lovingly called the “town pump” among the K9 Crew.  Shelly had MANY boyfriends at daycare (Scooby was one of her faves) and she also had the love of my dog Hootie.  Shelly is a shiz tzu and Hootie is a greyhound…not a match made in heaven but they didn’t care.  Hootie’s love for Shelly was quite hysterical and Aaron and I would get a good laugh out of it every time Shelly would visit. Lucky for us we still see Shelly’s moms and we get to care for her BFF Spice.

Lily, oh Lily! She was such a nice golden girl. She did everything right, she loved her daycare pals both four legged and two legged.  She was a pleasure to care for always.  I am pretty sure that all Lily wanted to do was to make you happy and she did. We still have the pleasure of caring for Lily’s beagle buddy Cooper so lucky for us we still get to see Lily’s mom!

Jazz….OMG where do I even start with Jazz.  He was a man (dog) of many many nicknames at K9 Kaos.  He was known as Honey Badger, Billy Goat, Little Man, Little Bastard, Office Buddy, Fresh Man…what can I say Jazz was pure trouble.  I am sure I can say that we all loved Jazz and his evil ways.  When he was younger Jazz could climb everything (Billy Goat). If he was hanging out in my old office at the old K9 I would find him on top of my file cabinets so that he could look out the window.  He would climb onto our kitchen table to sun bath and to hopefully find a nugget of food.  Jazz made each of us laugh every time he came through our doors.  He is sorely missed, I will always remember the time I spent with my little office buddy.

2013 will bring us a couple of projects.  The first one that everyone will see is a store re-set which will be a bit of a pain in the butt for a couple of weeks at the beginning of February.  Let me apologize now for the mess our store may be in while we rearrange and add more shelving.  It will give us a bit more room for some new products.  If you have any suggestions for things that you would like us to carry for you, please let us know.  In the middle of the year it is my plan to finally put in some daycare flooring.  I am really excited to have that installed and I think the dogs and the staff will love it once it’s down.  I also need to come up with a better plan for daycare walls.  The expensive epoxy paint we used is most definitely not holding up to what dogs can do to walls! We will hopefully be able to come up with a plan and have that completed at the same time the flooring goes down.  I am so sure that there are many more projects on our horizon, now that we have been in our building for just over a year, it is already starting to show wear and tear sadly.

Greyhound Placement Service of NH and Seacoast Area Animal Rescue have both done a great job placing dogs into new homes throughout the year. Watch our website and Facebook Page for adoption meet and greet days at K9 Kaos throughout the year.  If you are looking for the perfect dog, please visit an event or contact either of these groups for the perfect dog you won’t be disappointed.

Lastly, our Real Life training program with Sue Carney has had a great response so far!  Sue’s classes fill up so quickly. If you are thinking about taking a training class with your dog this year, call today and grab a spot in one of our great classes.  You can visit the Training page on the K9 Kaos website for more information.

All in all K9 Kaos had an amazing year.  I am always so amazed at what a great “family” we have at K9 Kaos, the combination of our great customers and amazing staff. I can never thank you all enough.  Together we provide excellent care for so many dogs, it is awesome!!!

 

 

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