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August 4, 2011

Roll out those LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY Days of SUMMER… WOOF!

Crate Escape too Renovation Update
Our weekly update doesn’t have too much update. Basically, there are no new delays since last week. We are pushing the contractors and all other involved parties as hard as we can to keep things moving fast. Without any promises, we CAN say that
when suggesting, ‘September 1st?’ as a completion date, the response is, ‘oh no, before that!’ Then with, ‘August 15th?’, the blatant, honest response is ‘hopefully’. We promise to share infomation with you as we get it. If you have any questions, please ask at the front desk at Crate or call us at (617) 489-9003. Thanks!

Crate Escape
Our original Crate is having a wonderful summer! Plenty of dogs everyday keep our canine population content. The air conditioning is key! We miss our regular dogs who are ‘out’ on summer vacation. Our summer pups at daycare love the beautiful days (going out to do their ‘business’, the dogs comment, is just long enough in the hot summer sun) and equally love going back in to regulated coolness to PLAY! (no ‘ (quotes)’ around that one cause it’s not verbatim!)

How to Greet a Dog (and What to Avoid)
This article and poster by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS, explains that appropriate greetings are common sense. She says, ‘Imagine if someone greeted you the way many people greet dogs!’
The basic points when greeting a dog are:
** Stand a safe distance away so that you are not a threat.
** Approach slowly (at a relaxed walk).
** Ask the caretaker if you can interact first.
** Approach sideways and look using your peripheral vision.
** Stay outside the dog’s bubble and present your side to the dog.
** Let the dog approach at his own rate.
** It’s ok to pet the dog if he looks relaxed, and solicits your attention by rubbing
against you.
** Pet gently.

You may download a poster illustrating the points above by following this link:

http://info.drsophiayin.com/greeting-poster/

A few words from Ernestine:
Hey you guys, stop stressing about all that mundane, everyday stuff and go to the beach!

Later, Ernestine

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