My kibble is measured and packaged, my favorite toys are in the bag, and my leash is on top. This can only mean one thing – Daycare!! I’m trying to stay calm, but yippee! I can hardly contain myself. Better check the door, check on mom, check the door, check on mom. Better watch the garage door just in case they tried to sneak out without me.
We all pile in the car. Happy as a cat on catnip, I’m riding with my ears flapping in the wind and my tongue flapping all over the place. Next stop: K9 Kingdom. As we round the corner onto Lake Drive, I can sense my friends! I smell fun! I can almost hear the dog park calling my name. Just as mom parks the car next to the Pet Limo, I jump back and forth across the back seat. Which door will open first? Left? Right? Left? Right? LEFT! We’re off and running, mom in tow with her heels clicking on the sidewalk behind me.
In the lobby, I see some of my favorite girls behind the desk. They always have a biscuit and a pat waiting for me. Now it’s time for my best behavior. I try to wait very patiently as mom checks me in. I’m a dog. Patience is a people thing, but I try nonetheless. I’ve done some training classes at K9 Kingdom and I learned pretty quickly that sitting politely goes a long way here.
Here she comes! All checked in, the Customer Care Specialists takes over my leash. We’re on the home stretch now. I’m SOOO excited to see her that I can hardly sit still. But I do. Just long enough to be invited to go with her into the dog park. See ya Mom! On the way, I prance down the aisle greeting all my friends through the fence, and letting them know I’m here! I howl to my terrier friends in the puppy yard, and waggle at my retriever friends in the middle yard.
I spend a few minutes in the waiting area so that I can calm down a little, get my bearings, and wait until I can sniff everyone through the fence. I visit the fire hydrant in the potty room and let everyone know I’m there. When they tell me I’m ready, the gate opens again and I go in to get the party started! There’s Murphy! Riley! Bailey! Molly! Maggie! Toby! All my pals are running and wrestling. Sheer heaven.
This lasts for a couple hours before I start to get sleepy. Thank goodness the K9 Care Specialists are watching and keeping track of my schedule. I get invited to the nap room for my stuffed Kong and nap time. The beds are so comfy and the room is nice and cool, and I’m off to dreamland in a jiffy.
After a nice slumber, I’m up and at it again. Play a little, run a lot, play some more, drink some water, lay down for a minute, play some more. Before I’m even ready, mom’s in the window waving excitedly. I see her, pretend to get excited so she knows I love her, and I wait for my name to be called. I prance out reluctantly, anxious to return as soon as I can!
K9 Kingdom offers a fun, social group play environment for dogs in our Doggie Daycare. Located in Wexford, PA and serving neighboring communities such as Cranberry, Bradford Woods, Allison Park, McCandless, and north Pittsburgh, K9 Kingdom is a full service pet care facility. We cater specifically to dog owners who love to spoil their pets and treat them like family members. Contact us today at 724.935.DOGS or visit our website at myk9kingdom.com for more information.