Until January we had not even a thought we would had any connection here in Idaho with the Czech Republic. Other than our son visited Prague last year for a vacation. We’re accustomed to receiving media inquiries about Dog Bark Park & that is what happened a few months ago when the editor of Dogs Magazin contacted us for information & images to include in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
With the central cover photo being a Beagle we knew why Sweet Willy, our big beagle bed & breakfast would be included! An article with 6 photos of Dog Bark Park are on pages 96 & 97. And that’s our connection to the Czech Republic. It is a small world afterall. It will seem even smaller if anyone from the Czech Republic comes to visit!
This was our view from our office this afternoon – a beautiful snowflake patterned frosted window. Jack Frost nipping for certain with afternoon temperatures barely above zero and now tonight at zero or maybe less.
Outlook for tomorrow includes warmer temps than the last few days with more snow probable. A lovely start to the holiday season. Many of Idaho’s ski areas are now open or opening this weekend.
At Dog Bark Park the big dog is now closed for the winter & will re-open for overnight visitors next April. Meanwhile holiday orders for our chainsaw carved wooden canines are keeping us plenty busy in the studio where the wood stove has been working overtime buring our scrap wood keeping us warm & happy these extra-cold days.
We enjoyed making these two custom dogs (Akita & Beagle )that mailed out to the new families this week. Customers usually send photos of their dogs for us to use as guides in painting the carving to look like their special pet. And if photos aren’t available we often can work from descriptions of the dog’s markings.
Aren’t these guys cute?
Recently the American Kennel Club announced America’s most popular dog breeds for 2009. The Labrador Retriever maintained its #1 spot while the German Shepherd moved into second place. Next in line are Yorkie, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, & Poodle with the Shih Tzu rounding out the top ten.
At Dog Bark Park the list of top 10 looks a bit different.
Topping our list of best sellers is, can you guess it?, the BEAGLE!
Our Top 10 List