Our 90 pound black lab is not a "dainty" fella. He will plunge into icy cold water after a duck without a thought. However, anytime we have to leave him at the vet for a teeth cleaning, this tough guy is howling and crying when I pick him up. Talk about mom guilt! We simply would not be able to board him somewhere that he stays in a metal kennel all day.
I recently traded in my corporate job to be a stay at home mom to two beautiful (human) girls and two handsome (Labrador) boys. This also gave us the opportunity to begin this long time dream of running a small dog kennel. My girls love being involved with the dogs almost as much as I do (I see vet school in their future).
I've been working with dogs since I was a young 4-Her. I won multiple obedience and showmanship Champion ribbons at the county fair level and competed at regional and state level 4-H competitions many times. My husband and I now enjoy spending time together working with our duck dogs, Jack (11) and Hank (1).