Well, WE hope, like in 2011, the New Year will bring us wonderful dogs and customers! It has been a great year for the Crates. Both the Belmont and Cambridge locations were renovated; looking fine! We are blessed with two wonderful Managers, Nikki, GM and Jenny, at CE2. And thanks to our staff and van drivers who take special care of your very special dogs! We have no specific news to announce– but let it be known that there is popcorn in the fire!
Do Dogs Get Cold?
The ASPCA recently issued a warning: Creatures left to fend for themselves in low temperatures are at serious risk. It is a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur. If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well-equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.
Signs of hypothermia include: shivering followed by stillness, slow heart beat, lack of coordination, and pale or blue gums. There are many dog coats, sweaters and boot(ies) available; Crate Escape too carries Teckelclub trench coats, lined with fleece, and ascloseto waterproof as you’re gonna get! And beautiful (Free Trade) ‘Chilly Dog’ sweaters. Check them out! Be warm!
Quick Suggestion for a Doggie NY Resolution!
Is your best friend overweight? Part of the problem is that people don’t realize the average dog food is mostly made of carbs. It’s very important to give protein and not carbs, and it’s also important to give vegetables as treats — dogs love steamed broccoli and you can dip it in hummus.
Both Crates sell carefully selected, healthy dog food; it is one of our standards. The staff is knowledgeable about the food, so don’t hesitate to ask!
2012 Words of Wisdom from our Rover Reporter!
Yes, I signed on for another year! Since I was (totally) the inspiration for this whole Crate(s) business, I have to hang around to make sure it’s up to my ‘puddin’ JR standards. Yup, that’s what I am. You can look it up if you don’t know that kind of jack russell. See, I’m an educator too! Anyway, this year is going to be great! Last year ended well, I was able to play with my blue ball outside right through December! It doesn’t get any better than that!