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Sorry for the lack of blogs lately – things got crazy busy with Disney Week last week! I hope to share that with you soon ๐Ÿ™‚ But today’s blog is about an exceptionally AWESOME day of Puppygarten today! Not only did we have a record number of FOURTEEN students here today, but TWO of our students really shined today!

First, I want to say how PROUD I am of Smokey Schlank! When he was here on Friday for his first day of daycare, he was really shy and nervous and didn’t really want to be bothered by his neighbor Dixie, who was also here for her first day. Today was Smokey’s second day and he was still rather timid and stuck by staff members while the 4 other pups in his playgroup horse-played around him. Then, out of nowhere, Smokey came out of his shell and started play bowing to Mya McGuire. Mya returned the bow and off they went! Smokey had come to life and was suddenly friends with EVERYBODY! It was ADORABLE! <3
Miss Justine is so proud of you, Smokey!!! <3 (PS. Smokey found his big boy bark!) Second, I want to introduce our newest Puppygartener Farley Hess. Today was Farley's first day of Puppygarten and he did AWESOME! He required literally NO warm-up time. He was in a playgroup with 4 other dogs and he was all of their friends the second he met them. He was so happy he was bouncing with joy! He was very fond of the staff, too ๐Ÿ˜‰ But his favorite new friend is Sage, who ran around with him all day long! Instant BFF's!!!
Everybody say hi to Farley!!! We are really excited to have him join our Puppygarten class!!! <3 Today was a lot of fun and it really makes me happy to see all of our Puppygarteners happy. Success stories like these two are why I absolutely love my job. Until next blog! Justine Blogger Puppygarten Teacher Daycare & Activities Manager

Mad as a Hatter

Today, Puppygarten Teacher Miss Felicia and I went shopping in preparation for Disney week next week. If we could have bought everything in the store, we probably would have. We get SO excited about our Puppygarten Theme Weeks that we can’t contain ourselves! So when our Puppygarten students’ parents show some level of the same excitement, it makes us super happy ๐Ÿ˜€

Our best find today was our teacups for Tuesday’s Mad Hatter Tea Party. They are the most adorable things! And they’re all white for our party-goers to decorate with permanent markers ๐Ÿ™‚ While watching Alice in Wonderland, of course!

Here is a preview for those who are as excited as we are! Cute, right?!

But I have to let you all in on a little secret. Next month’s theme is Valentine’s Day and we’re already OVER-planning for it. If I have anything to do with it, it will be our BEST theme week yet! Oh…right…I’ll have EVERYTHING to do with it! Mwuahahahahahaha!

Until next post!
Miss Justine
Puppygarten Teacher
Daycare & Activities Manager

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Hello, everyone! Justine here. Kennel worker, dog walker, pet sitter, and newly appointed Daycare and Activities Manager at Paws-itively Healthy. Okay, not technically newly appointed because the position was just created, but still…new…

Anyway…I thought this blog would be a fun way for anyone to follow me on my journey in this magical world of pet care. Things get pretty cute and goofy, especially when I forget I’m taking care of dogs and mistake them for children who actually understand my daily shenanigans.

I just want to start this blog off with explaining why I do what I do. Adding activities to our already popular daycare class is important to me because I want the owners to feel like they’re dropping their dogs off for school in the morning. I want them to feel involved with activity days such as Show & Tell or Secret Santa or feel proud of their pups’ crafts like Paw Print Turkeys. We’ve started calling it Puppygarten because I want it to be directly correlated with Kindergarten.

I will also probably talk a lot about my dog walking clients because I visit them so often and they are a huge part of my life.

So…welcome my world! I must warn you, it may be too cute to bear at times ๐Ÿ™‚

This is Ellie making her Paw Print Turkey. I LOVE how she is watching Miss Felicia, like she wants to make sure she is doing a good job on her Puppygarten craft <3