Big News In Little Roanoke

by Houndstooth on

Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about some news we got the other day that has me pretty excited.

Last Sunday, Mom and Dad took Kuster out to take a few pictures of him.  They had a little too much orange in them, if you ask me, but I didn’t have to go.  Anyway, there’s a business here in town called Heather’s Heavenly Hounds.  She does boarding and dog walking, and she’s kept a few dogs that people never bothered to come back for.  Miss Heather is very nice and she always greets us warmly.

Orange CrushWhen she saw Kuster, she walked over and asked if she could pet him and some questions about him.  While Mom was chatting with her, Miss Heather told her some exciting news.  She’s purchased some property near Old Jumbo (that’s our local landmark, a leftover molehill from the town’s long ago mining days) and she’s going to have a dog park.  She said that she doesn’t have it set up yet, but hopes to get it ready by Winter.

Mom was very happy and excited and she told Miss Heather that if she needed help getting things ready to let Mom and Dad know.  The best part is that because Miss Heather likes dogs so much, she’s going to let other dogs besides the ones she boards use the area once she’s got it fixed up.

I think it won’t be as big as our favorite park, but it will be a lot closer which would be very nice on week nights when Mom and Dad don’t have a lot of time, but when a few dogs need to go out and burn off some steam.  It will probably also not be used a whole lot, so we’d have the place mostly to ourselves.  After being shut out of the local festival and seeing the “dog poop pollutes” signs with a pile of horse manure under one in the local park, it’s nice to see something positive for dogs in our town.

Bunny with her Shepherd MinionsI also think it’s great that there’s another person here in town who likes dogs so much that she’s willing to go the extra mile to make life better for them here.  It makes me excited to be able to play and just a little more loved.  It’s not often that we get great news right here in our little village, but I think when something good happens, you should celebrate it.

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  • Jen

    Yay, that sounds fantastic!

  • Oh, that’s so fun! Zephyr and Astro’s breeder has a dog business and they do some doggie day care. They have a “park” that has a big above ground pool for the dogs in the summer plus lots of other fun things. I so wish that we had a place like these here.

  • Sounds like fun in the making!

  • Lindy MacDuff

    That’s wonderful news, Bunny!

  • Oh boy what we’d give for a dog park! I don’t think we even have them in the UK. I guess the flip of that is that dogs are allowed to go pretty much anywhere in public parks which we know they often aren’t in other countries, but it would be fab to have a safe fenced area where I could run. Deccy x

  • sara, oreo and chewy

    Thats awesome!

  • That’s great news and she sounds like a good person to have kept those dogs that weren’t picked up. I hope it works out for all of you X

  • Almost like having your own personal dog park.

  • This is great news, and I wish Heather super success.

  • That’s wonderful news! Miss Heather has a heart of gold.

  • Nows dat right there is some awesome news! Ya’ll will be ables to get out and run more so dats always good…they say a tired dog is a happy dog…or is it a tired dog makes da hoomans happy…I always gets dat confused;) Any buddy dat likes dogs is a good person in my book.

    Puddles

  • KB

    What great news! That’s a wonderful person in your town. I love the “orange” photo of Kuster!

  • Jen

    That is great that you’ll be getting a new dog park from someone who cares so much about dogs, that will make it extra special!

  • That’s very exciting! She sounds like a grreat furiend. 🙂

  • Hooray! Another place to run and play is always a good thing. And you were shut out of the local festival? That stinks!

  • Congrats Bunny! That sounds great!

  • Pip

    That’s very exciting news! Miss Heather sounds like a great person and I am sure will be a wonderful new friend.

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S.: Love that last picture!

  • What great news. I have to tell you that when I woke up the other day with the “land mines” in the bedroom, the first thing that came to mind was your Lilac 🙂 I know we are certainly not alone in our experiences with Nina.

    Cindy

  • Woo hoo! Such a nice lady to do that for your little town!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  • That is GREAT!!! What a wonderful person Heather is.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  • Right on. A new dog park is always something to celebrate, no matter how big. This also sounds like a wonderful business Heather runs. It’s always great to know there are others in your community who care about the same things you do. 🙂

  • What a great gal that Heather is!! Give her a kiss from us! That’s really putting your money where your mouth is!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  • Sue

    Sounds like just the thing. What a kind lady.

  • You absolutely SHOULD celebrate it! That’s some great news! Can’t wait to see all of the photos when it is complete!

  • Lorenza

    Sure it is going to be pawesome!
    Miss Heather sure is a grrrreat person!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  • Wow. Heather sounds like an awesome lady. I have always wanted to do that. Buy some property with some woods and fence it in and let my friends come over and use it as their own private dog park. I am officially jealous. Bunny – you and your siblings are very lucky pups. I hope it is as beautiful and fun as our dog park is here. I feel so fortunate that we have the one we do.

  • Michelle

    That is exciting news! Very nice of Miss Heather. 🙂