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Whisperings of Snow

I heard whisperings of snow in the weather forecast recently.  Depending on your perspective of things, this will either elicit a reaction of you crawling under your desk, hugging yourself while rocking back and forth for comfort or you will be gleefully dancing down your leaf-strewn street, singing “Let it Snow” at the top of…
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Autumnal Waggishness

Lee is a drummer.  Not only is he a drummer, he is a dang good drummer.  He toured in the 80’s and 90’s with rock bands, had the wild, crazy hair, wore leather pants…the whole kit and caboodle.  He was the opposite of his father, Norm, in many ways. Norm grew up on a farm…
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The Zen of Dog

When I was a child, I was attacked by my best friend’s two Doberman Pinschers. Well, I wouldn’t say “attacked”; it was more like exuberantly greeted. I was 10 years old and went over to her house and knocked on the door. Her younger sister made it before her parents did and as the door…
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Doing it Right

One thing about opening up a business on residential property is being mindful that you have neighbours. We have met some of our neighbours and had long discussions with them about our business here at Doggonit and how we want to run it while still keeping in good-standing with them. We strive to be considerate…
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Hot Diggety! We Are Opening!

We are doing the happy dance with excitement because our grand opening is set for August 19th!    It's amazing to look back on the past three months and see how much we have accomplished.  The barn was completely excavated, cleaned, reframed and freshened up with a new floor, new walls and fun art painted…
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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait...and Work Hard…and Have Patience (Oh boy…) Lee and I have been laying road base and bark mulch for the past few days while we wait on the contractors.  I have come to realize that contractors are a slippery bunch indeed.  Just when you think you have one committed,…
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Dog Days of Renovations

We have been hard at work here at Doggonit! for almost two months upgrading the barn and property to get it ready to open.  When we leased the property, we were told there was water and electricity in the barn.  Turns out that wasn't quite accurate.  Thus we've had a few setbacks with getting open…
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