The day we found out about Matt's tumor, I truly wasn't thinking about the dog... In fact, I completely forgot that she was in the crate in the garage until we had almost arrived in Salt Lake to meet the Neurosurgeons. I called my SIL, who also had my boys and sheepishly told her I forgot the dog. I asked if they could pick Aspen up and take her to the kennel that we use in Brigham City. So, the next day, with no notice, my BIL arrived at the kennel, explained the situation, and told Phylene (the owner) that Aspen needed to stay and he had no idea how long it would be.
Well, this afternoon we finally got down to Brigham City to pick up the dog. We owed the kennel at least $200 - Aspen had been there for several weeks!
THE OWNER REFUSED TO TAKE ANY MONEY!!!
It's funny how acts of kindness of this sort are the things that make me 'lose it'. I had tears running down my face when I thought of this kind thing she had done for our family. We are trying to figure out some sort of donation we can make to help her out. If anyone has any ideas of something a kennel owner would appreciate (besides lots of dog food - we already thought of that :-)) please let us know!
And, I think I have to put a plug here in my blog for Ellie's Pet Hotel and Phylene, the kind owner who wouldn't take our money. She is truly THE BEST (and we thought that before she was so nice to us!) Her dog grooming is impeccable, she is so kind to all the animals, she is very knowledgeable, and her facility is clean and well-managed. I can't say enough good things about this place. Check out the theme rooms! :-)
So, next time you need a place to board any type of pet, check the place out. We feel like it's worth the 30 minute drive from Logan!