I am not sure how many of you have watched the CBS show Undercover Boss
, but I am a huge fan. I know we are not a huge company (and never will be), but I like to think Trycia and I have a good handle of everything that goes on. Very often will you see us in back with the dogs and talking with our staff. Last Friday, one of our cleaners was sick, so I picked up the slack and cleaned all 3 of the play areas after working a full day. I actually enjoy doing these types of things because I feel that it keeps a business owner grounded, and in touch with what really goes on, how things work and what we can do to improve things. While I was pushing our floor scrubber at 8:15pm last Friday, I had a thought of something we can do to make the cleaning process go faster. I think there are many business owners that just don’t try to interact with staff and actually have a handle on how things work, they are too busy sitting in an office talking the talk.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Roxy enjoyed a long walk around Lake Calhoun today!
Everyone always asks how our group naptime works…. Well check out this picture of Ember and Mitzi hanging out on the couch in the Zen Den. We are the only doggy daycare
in the Twin Cities to have group nap times and the dogs really love it.
Have a great night.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The day started off with many of our staff
getting dressed up for the holiday and props go to Jamie and Erin O for going all out with their outfits!! Then, once most of the dogs were checked in for daycare, we started to dress them up and take pictures. We tried to dress up most of the dogs, but not everyone loved the head wear
If you want to see all the fun, check out our March photo gallery
. Oh, did I mention that we had Irish music on all day, thanks to XM Radio
Have a great night.
Schatzie, a German Shorthair
comes to doggy daycare
every weekday and hangs out in the Ruff House and today she turned 2. She came in with a HUGE bag of treats for everyone! Schatzie can be seen running all around the Ruff House and standing in the castle looking out the window. One would think that going to doggy daycare everyday would make her tired at home. WRONG! She goes home after daycare and will go hunting in the backyard for a few hours.
Another sign that the warm weather is here to stay. Today I re-installed our webcam in the outdoor play area. We took it down over winter because the cold weather and webcams are not the best of friends.
Have a good night.
Check out our latest dog daycare music video, set to the music of Train.
The PPP staff
is a very tight family and we try to support them in any way we can. Jordan, who is one of our ex-employees is doing something pretty cool. We caught up with him while we were walking around Lake Harriet last weekend. He is walking from Minneapolis to Miami to raise money for Haiti. Many of the PPP crew plan to join him on the first few miles of his journey, and we will keep in touch with him on the way. He was just featured on the FOX 9 news. Take a look at his interview
. You can visit Jordan’s website
for more information.
We are in the process of adding something pretty cool for the PPP. I was working hard on it today, but it will not be done for over a month. It is worth the wait
Today “love was in the air” in the Ruff Hosue at doggy daycare. I caught Kato and Addison sharing a “moment”.
Say hello to Chester, a White German Shepard
. Chester is a big fan of doggy daycare and enjoys hanging out in the Ruff House while at dog daycare
Last night we took our staff to Muddy Paws Cheesecake (Tami, one of our groomers owns it), for a fun night out. Everyone got to make their own cheese cake. Just wait until you heard what flavor I made. I will tell you if it was any good after I taste it tomorrow. It was a fun time and all of our staff really enjoyed it!
Have a good night.
This past week we got a new delivery of clothing from Barkology from their spring catalog! Some of the older items are on “sale” for 30% off.
Speaking of spring, today was a beautiful day to enjoy being outside. We went around Lake Calhoun with Roxy and her best friend Bindi (and her parents). Both dogs LOVE the snow, and they will be really sad to see it go.
One final note. My good friend Staci Matthews who hosts the afternoon show on KS95, just released a cool new book called Girlz In White Dresses. Basically it is girls wearing wedding dresses in crazy places. Many of my friends are featured in it (and if you look carefully you will see me in the background).
Hope everyone is able to enjoy a fun weekend with the warmer weather.