JUANA: It was a very good day, Bill. Tyler had been repairing and reconstructing Friendly and Polly’s entire shelter. He finished it up on Saturday and he just had to paint it. On other radio shows, we will talk about how he tore it down and started rebuilding it. We had to move Polly into a kennel office crate, while Tyler was working on it. She just barks and barks and she tries to get Tyler. I don’t know if she doesn’t like the noise or why she does that. Friendly was just fine; he doesn’t care. Tyler had to construct this kennel differently. Polly eats flooring. Tyler had to put concrete flooring and different things. Hopefully, Polly won’t eat it. She’s like a little beaver and she eats everything. At Lowe’s, they have manufactured concrete, that you can use instead of plywood and that’s what Tyler used. Hopefully, Polly can’t eat concrete.
Banjo and Marie live in the shelter, where blind Cesar and Marie used to live. Cesar is now an H2 dog and he lives inside. Blondie and Tobi live in the kennel next door to Banjo and Marie. They dig into each other’s kennels and all four of them play. They don’t fight. They get along very well. About two months ago, we found a good home for Speck and her former kennelmate Diesel has been very lonely. He has become even more fearful and timid. When Speck was with him, he gradually came around and started coming to us for a cookie. We've been thinking about trying him with someone else. Marie is such a sweet girl and she gets along with every dog she meets. I decided to try Marie with Diesel and they got along very well. Then we put Banjo with Blondie and Tobi in the huge kennel, which is where Cesar used to be and it was also Buddy and Betsy’s kennel. The three of them will share that big kennel and we still have an empty kennel. We will be moving dogs around again soon but, so far, Banjo, Blondie and Tobi are doing very well together. Shari was the walker of the day. She had been training Catherine. Catherine was hired on Tuesday and she trained with Maci for a few days. Then Catherine walked the dogs on Friday by herself. I wanted Shari to train Catherine on Saturday. Shari has been here for so long and I wanted her to give Catherine the history of our dogs and give her some advice too. Maci trained her very well, but I wanted her to have some advice from Shari too. We will get pictures of our new employee, Catherine, soon.
You can see that Beauty is getting so old and he looks so little. Black dogs, like Beauty, show their age a lot more than other dogs. Their beards look so white.
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