I Just Wish He'd Like Other Dogs!
Boarding dogs at Harmony Farm Kennel & Lamb, Monte Lake, near Kamloops BC provides a life full of learning and experience about dogs! At our kennel we give 'custom care', attention and exercise to all kinds of dogs from all walks of dog life! “I just wish he would like other dogs!”...This is a statement we hear often from exasperated dog lover's who bring their faithful, devoted, sometimes over the top loyal, at times protective, 'true love' dogs to our custom care kennel at Monte Lake, BC.
Well, we look at it this way. There are dogs like our little HFKL mascot Rekka. The little beauty on our Home Page, Banners, Advertising and Business Cards. Everyone loves her, she loves everyone, dogs, people, children and puppies alike. Not a mean word or bone in her, just happy happy happy is our little Rekka! If any dog near her gets even the slightest off thought around her and poof, she's gone, right now, out of sight...only happy, happy, happy for Miss Harmony Farm Rekka. That's all great and we love her to death however...if you are a stranger and throw a stick or ball for Rekka, she'd leave our side in a heart beat and follow you to the ends of the earth, so long as you had a ball or that wonderful stick. If you decided to break into our house, rob us blind or hurt someone here she'd likely show you the best way inside, sit all pretty like watching and help you feel good doing it, so long as you were happy and had that ball or that stick. Fun, social, happy yes - loyal, faithful, devoted or protective – not a chance, not in the least and that's ok. That's who Rekka is.
Then there is Chemi. Loyal, devoted, protective beyond belief, work ethic that never quits, truly his master's best and most dedicated friend. Cross that line between visitor and intruder, you're done for. Get rude or rough anywhere on 'his' property, it won't happen twice. Even think of hurting anyone here or picking up anything in his territory on his watch, you're history. A socialite? Never. A dog's social playmate? Not a chance with Chemi, no how no way no matter what and that's ok, those are all the traits we love and respect him for. That's who Chemi is.
Simply, I look at some dogs as 'dog type dogs' while others are created to be 'people type dogs' and often... never the two paths shall ever meet! Rarely can a dog be both a social butterfly and devoted loyal protective campanion. And that, fellow dog lovers, is okay. What is important is that you recognize the type of dog you have and make the best choices for you and your dog's overall wellbeing. Meantime, know that it's all good – love them in every way, every day and appreciate them for who they are. It's totally okay and remember, appreciating who they are rather than wishing they could be more like another may just keep you from really embracing what you have chosen in the first place. Even better is that HFK welcomes ALL dogs and are happy to love and accommodate whoever they are!