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Weekend Warriors

June 9, 2008

Finally I started working on my summer project.  I’m redoing the kennel this summer and I started today which was clean out day.  I ripped out the last of the carpet that was in the space. 

 The space that is my kennel is what used to be 2/3rds of my apartment.  When this property was first purchased it consisted of a 2 bed room 1 bath “house” and a 1 bedroom apartment that had been created from the original carport.  Over a decade ago I gave up the renters and moved into the whole place and the dogs got what used to be my living room, kitchen and bathroom.   The laundry is still there and that is where the last of the carpet was, I was glad to get it out of there.

What I have now is the long room that was the living room now has crates against the walls and the kids sleep in them at night (The Seniors Windy and Stoney sleep loose in the house).  The kitchen is my grooming room.  I had the good fortune of buying a used restaurant veggie sink which has been installed and works wonderfully, a back saver!  The second bathroom I use as the feed room which works great because there is water there and the dogs can’t break in LOL!

What the plan is to install some better lighting in the grooming room.  I’m building sleeping boxes to take the place of crates, these will be of correct size and easy to clean.  I’m adding some shelving in the feed room and fencing in part of the porch will will serve as a puppy run or a place to stash a girl or boy when some one is in season. 

Today the carpet came out with the dogs help, their help was to stand on the carpet, chase the broom, jumping in and out of pool and running in and out with their wet feet.  The usual! 

It was good to get a least something started, we will see how it goes.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2008 9:14 pm

    DANG Jinnie! What a wonderfully (exhausting) productive weekend for you! 🙂 I hope there will be pictures to show along the way 😉 Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  2. solsticekennels permalink
    June 10, 2008 4:53 am

    I’ll add some after I really get started. I forgot to put that I’m going to try and grow some grass up near the house, that should be fun!

  3. June 10, 2008 4:15 pm

    Geez little miss ambition!! 🙂 I’m excited for you! I’d even love to help, if i were closer…. I love that you have a blog now that I can check in on 🙂 Yay!

  4. June 10, 2008 11:18 pm

    Hi Jinnie,
    It has been a long time and I just thought I would drop you a note. It sounds like you have your work cut out for you!! We have purchased a acrea and a house back in July 07. Just a month or so ago, we were able to do our cement slab for the kennels, next will be getting my whelping room. I would love to see you, maybe some show along the way!! Take care.

  5. June 11, 2008 12:37 pm

    Jinnie, you sly one. You didn’t tell me you’d started blogging! I had been wondering why you of all people didn’t have a blog yet and now I find out you do. I live it.

  6. Jeri permalink
    June 11, 2008 4:12 pm

    Jinnie! Nice to see you bloggin. Sounds like a ton of work! I hope you love it when it’s done though. :o)

  7. solsticekennels permalink
    June 13, 2008 12:13 am

    I’ve had comments about the blog that ranged from “what took you so long” to “where do you find the time”. I just thought it would be a fun way to have a more candid way to get doggy info across.

    Thanks for the comments.

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