Big Beagle B&B now open for 2009 Season

The big dog came out of winter hibernation this week to welcome our first guests of the season this Wednesday.  The couple from western Washington are taking a few days to relax away from school and work.  They have gone to the Wolf Education & Research Center in Winchester, Idaho and enjoyed a jetboat excursion into Hells Canyon and spending plenty of quiet quality time in the beagle. 

Other visitors arriving soon are coming to celebrate birthdays, take a weekend getaway,  honor an anniversary, and to attend a fun one-day class.    

We hope you will plan to visit soon

The beagles welcome you

The beagles welcome you

and we appreciate passing the word on to others about Idaho’s famous beagle.

Puppy update

Our young Dog Bark Park ambassador puppy, Sprocket, is growing into his position as greeter at our gift shop.  He has learned to wait behind a low wooden gate at the inner door for visitors to find him there waiting for pets & treats.  He’s now gaining several pounds each week making food a very important aspect of his life right now.  Sleep and play comprise the rest of his days.

My Dish is Empty

My Dish is Empty

All ambassadors must rest sometime

All ambassadors must rest sometime

Sweet side of Puppy Life

As much fun as puppies are when awake, there’s also something equally nice about puppies sleeping.  At home one of Sprocket’s favorite sleeping spots is behind the rocker on what used to be the cat’s nap cushion.

Sprocket is becoming adjusted to the schedule of days with us at Dog Bark Park accompanying us in the mornings as we open the shop, check the mailbox, bring in the day’s firewood, etc.  At the first sound of our electric studio chainsaws he’s ready for a nap and finds his cozy den near the woodstove while Dennis & I carve our famous wooden puppies.

Nap Time at Dog Bark Park

Nap Time at Dog Bark Park

Nap Time on the Cat's Bed.

Dog Bark Park has a new Puppy

After being without an ambassador dog at Dog Bark Park since last November we now have a new little fella,  Sprocket.  And his name well suits his personality!  He’s a Golden Retriever from southern Idaho and at 7 weeks old he has two speeds – full throttle or asleep!  We’ll be posting frequent updates about his training to be the official canine greeter at our studio

Meanwhile we’re enjoying a few hints of spring.  Only a few tiny shaded patches of snow remain.  A few brave early tulips  show their new green shoots.  Reservations are coming in nicely for the season that opens in April.

On the move

On the move