Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Interview

Today was a big day.  Todd was going for his 'interview' to attend the new daycare. I could tell by the 8 page application and being told to expect to stay there for at least 2 hours, that this wasn't going to be an ordinary place for him to spend a couple of days a week.

We've had nothing but rain the entire week so needless say, Todd was smelling a bit 'doggy.'  So I remedied that this morning with a bath.  How could he be denied entry into a daycare being clean and fluffy and smelling like lavender and mint?  Todd was not particularly happy about the bath, especially before breakfast--Being a terrier, he had his own opinion and I think the picture below pretty much summed up his thoughts on the whole thing...
The evaluation went really well.  He did just fine with meeting everyone two and four legged.  The person doing the interview said several times how nicely he got along with the other dogs.  Thankfully there were no cats there!
After an hour-and-a-half, I was told that 'they thought Todd would be a good fit there.' I knew he would be, how could you say no to that face anyway?  I know I can't!  
Finally, I'll just let you all know that Reggie has eaten all of her meals today, and is up and around just a bit more than yesterday--A little golden ray of sunshine at the end of a rainy day!


  1. hurray on both counts! i hope progress is being made for everyone!

  2. YAY TODD! YAY REGGIE! Great Day!!

  3. Woof! Woof! Oh what a cute photo of TODD. LOVE the name of the day care. Glad to hear Reggie ate her meals. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE to the Golden PINES Gang. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Good reports for Todd and Reggie. A great day at Golden Pines.

  5. Thats great that you have found a nice day care for Todd! The photo of him upside down is cute. Glad to hear Reggie is feeling a bit better. Have a wonderful eve.

  6. I agree with the others!! It was a good day for Golden Pines. Todd is a handsome guy!!! Reggie is a doll!!
    Tinker came through just fine. This whole thing will be interesting when she comes home. She is such a busy girl all the time. She sleeps less then any dog I have ever known.
    xx, Tinker & Fern

  7. Oh, so glad to hear about Reggie!
    And love those pics of Todd!

  8. I have been dying to know how Todd's interview would be. I knew he would do well, I was mostly concerned about the new daycare, and hoped they would be what all doggie daycares should be. I hope it works out.

    I tried to comment about Reggie on another of your post, and couldn't get it to go through. I am having big-time computer problems, or blogger issues one, not sure which. So glad Reggie is feeling better.

    I love the pic of Todd upside down after his bath. My Sophie does the same thing, only she does it in red dirt. Ugh!

  9. I am so happy to hear that today was a "good news" day Kim! Yay!
    Tina xo

  10. Oh my stars - who knew doggie day care had such long interviews! Best of luck to sweet pup that this one is the perfect spot. Good to hear about Reggie! xo Catherine

  11. Hooray for good news. The interview process may be a pain, but it does speak well for the owners. They are not likely to accept dogs that are trouble and that's where you want Todd to be.

  12. Sampson and Delilah went back to daycare Tuesday (and they are going tomorrow too) and they love being back with all their doggie friends, I so glad you found a place you are comfortable with. (I'm assuming you asked about their policies regarding bark collars?)

    So happy to hear Reggie is feeling better, the rain may have something to do with her feeling oogy with her injuries. It works that way for humans so why wouldn't it do the same for dogs?

  13. Glad he got the green light, these people don't have any weird punishments for the little guy, do they?

    They do smell better after a wash, :-)

    Glad Reggie is doing better! She seems like a gentle soul.

  14. Wonderful! Sounds like he'll do just fine at his new daycare:)

  15. Yeh ! for both Todd and Reggie, they shall be awarded and extra dog biscuit for both of their efforts, and maybe a Gold star for Todd, since he's in skhool :)

  16. Yeah, it sounds like a good day all round. That sounds like some daycare center.

  17. Boy, we have missed a few days of posts and feel really lost.

    First we are crossing our paws for dear Reggie and secondly, of course the accepted Todd

    Who in their right mind would pass him over.

    Bert and My Vickie

  18. So happy for Reggie....
    Todd is way too cute!

  19. I'm glad Todd got into the new day care and won't have to go back to that other place! And I'm extra glad to hear that Reggie is eating better!

  20. And how is the caretaker of all these fine animals feeling? If I recall, you weren't feeling very well yourself. I hope you're feeling better as well as the dogs!

    Oh good JOB, Todd! Now just remember that you don't need to bark at your new school!

    I hope that Reggie continues to improve.


  21. Yes who wouldn't love that face? Glad you have found a new place- let us know how it goes! :)

  22. SUCH GOOD NEWS FOR REGGIE. A little golden ray of appropriate!! Love that sweet face...
    I am so sure that little Todd will have a wonderful time at his new daycare..cute as he can be...

  23. YAY and YAY! Love Reggi's sweet face in that last photo...

  24. O yes yes yes !!! glad to hear that from love for a happy hig for Reggie...with

  25. Super news on both dogs! I hope this means things will keep getting better for Reggie. I just love that Todd.

  26. LOVE that photo of Todd on his back with tongue sticking out, what a character! I'm sure he'll keep them on his toes at Doggy Day-Care!

    Wtg Reggie, keep it up girl - you are so loved, both at home and in Blogland.


  27. Glad to hear that. Congratulations all around. :)

  28. oh kim. love and hugs all around.
    ditto to every single comment above.
    take care of you too.
    my heart warms at reggie the very minute i see her and todd... well todd just makes me laugh out loud in happiness. and i needed both today.
    tammy j

  29. My lady said that if you ever get tired of Todd that he can come here to live! Tee hee. He's the cutest thing and she loves terriers. We goats don't but she does (isn't she nuts?). Yay for Reggie. xoxoxo

  30. Kim,
    Just catching up on your last few posts(on vacation).
    Glad to hear Reggie is eating and up and around.
    Todd has a new day care which seem like good timing if your not happy with the present one. Your heart knows best at times.
    Doctors appt. always get me upset before and after. White coat syndrome I guess.
    Have a good weekend.

  31. Nobody can deny that cute little face. But, I have to tell you that hearing that Reggie is better was the highlight of this post for me. I don't know why, but, of all of your dogs, she has become special to me. So this is very good news, indeed.

  32. Awwww, Reggie girl. Thank you for eating sweetie. :-)))

  33. I found your Blog a while back and have to confess falling in love with your Golden Family, Charlie and now Todd. I am glad your Todd was accepted at doggie daycare.

    I recall a time when my youngest Golden was rejected from a daycare because they thought there would be issues with my sweet boy taking toys.

  34. Arrrroooo! So very happy for Reggie, Todd and YOU. Such a relief all the way around! Pip is about to get a bath too - she's kind of stinky today!

    Buzzy McDuff, the Pip & da Mum

  35. Hope it all went well. You must have made a good impression - you certainly have on us (and on your kitty!)
    sending lotsaluv to Reggie too.

  36. What a proud mama you must be! Way to go Todd - and way to go Reggie!

  37. I'm happy about Todd acing the "test" but totally joyful about Reggie eating!...:)JP

  38. whooohooo i knew he could do it and i am so happy for you that Reggie is doing a bit better!!!

    Hope the weekend is just as good!!!


  39. Mazel tov, Todd! When does he start? Glad to hear Reggie has perked up. Hope she continues to feel better. You, too.

    Jed & Abby

  40. Oh Reggie
    We are so happy that you are feeling better, and than a ray of sunshine made you feel better!
    We hope you keep feeling better and better.

    And baby Todd.. we know you smell so sweet with the lavender, and mint,, congratulations on the good interview!
    Your just too cute little one

  41. I hope Reggie continues to feel better.
    Todd is simply adorable.

  42. Oh congrats, Todd!! You must be going to a classy, exclusive doggie club. How wonderful!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  43. That a girl, Reggie!
    Now to really crack me up! That face is so irresistible, they be fools to refuse you entry!

  44. Good boy, Reggie! Special hug to you!

    Oh Todd, you warm my heart and bring a smile to my face!
    Happy weekend to all at Golden Pines,

  45. I'm so happy for Todd and Reggie! What great news!!

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)


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