There’s a lot going on at The Watering Bowl. Check back here often to stay up on the latest. And be sure to check our facebook page to see how much fun we had at past events.
There’s a ton of excitement beyond our ho-hum tail wagging we do every day at The Watering Bowl. New location, new home for Butt Sniffers Academy, new employees coming on board. It’s all positive, and we are enjoying every minute of it.
And one of the biggest pieces of news is that we are adding a partner to go along with our third location (ahem, at 5215 Manchester Ave). Jim Conger, our new Alpha Dog, has been getting his hands dirty at all three of our doggy daycare facilities, and he took a short break to tell us a little more about who he is, what he’s been doing and what he’s looking forward to.
Take a read.
Jim, you already have the job, so we’ll try not to make this interview too strenuous.
Now, try reading that headline again without singing it like Axl Rose.
Okay, glad that we got that out of the way. Once again, welcome to The Dog Grove. We’ve got fun and games.
Scratch that. Seriously, there’s a story to tell here, and it doesn’t involve an 80’s rock band. We’ll save that for another day.
This is about our third location. But it’s also bigger than that.
It’s about what this third location means to our community. We’re in an amazing part of town. It’s between the two of the most traveled highways in our city. And we’re on a lot people’s ways to work.
Our theory was that most people would enjoy their commutes to and from work just a little bit more if they had a dog with them.
There’s a lot of great stuff happening at The Watering Bowl.
Our cage-free canine community is expanding to the city. Butt Sniffers Academy is continually ranked as the foremost four-legged institute of higher learning. We have fancy, schmancy new camera equipment for posting videos of our dogs.
And we are getting dangerously close to 10,000 likes on our Facebook page.
Dogs love the water. It’s fun, they can play in it, and it cools them off in the summer.
But this summer, it’s been cool because of the water. The rainwater in particular. And we know this can keep dogs and their owners indoors. Which is the opposite of fun.
The times they are a-changin’ around The Watering Bowl. We thought we were all cutting edge way back in 2010 when we integrated Facebook into everything we did. How quaint.
There we were with new toys to play with, and everyone just loved all the interaction and connectivity.
Well, nowadays, we’re operating on a whole new level. Multiple social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram and probably some others we haven’t even heard of keep our owners up-to-date on everything TWB. Plus, we’re pretty sure we have our own, unsanctioned version of Uber for dogs in the form of The Waggin’ Wagon. But that’s a whole other thing (no taxicab commission approval necessary).
Look out because we’ve gone and upped the ante this time.
In this edition of Dog Smarts, we get to hear from the highly-regarded Paul F. Knubley, DVM. He is the owner and sole practitioner at Oakville Veterinary Office, not too far from our South County location.
And we have, too.
It seems like every day we are fielding suggestions for opening a third location.
“We need one over by me.” Or, “I wish there was another Watering Bowl closer to where I work.”
Well, we completely agree. And we’ve been working to find the perfect location for over two years now. Good news is: we found it!
Around The Watering Bowl, dogs usually get all the credit for being loyal. And it makes sense. They come in, day after day, and they’re always happy to be here.
But we also appreciate loyalty when we see it from our staffers. And we think your dogs do, too. Today, we’d like to recognize a staffer who’s been with us for three years. And, go figure, he was originally referred to us by his dog, Lucy.
The last school bell has rung, and we all know what that means. Swimming pools, playing outside and spending a lot of time with friends.
And that’s not just at The Watering Bowl doggy daycare and boarding. Kids are doing it, too.
Well, that got us thinking. What if there were a way for kids and dogs to keep learning and having fun together while school’s out this year?
There have been no reported cases of canine influenza at The Watering Bowl or anywhere in Missouri, for that matter. However, we wanted to share some expert knowledge with you.
So, we asked Dr. Bowen, a graduate of the University of Missouri—College of Veterinary Medicine to tell us what she knows, so we are all well aware of what to look for.