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.
When 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.
I 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.