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Wag-On-Inn office hours: Monday ~ Friday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am ~ 12:00 pm. Closed on Sundays
Daycare hours: Monday ~ Friday 6:30am ~ 6:30pm; Saturday 7:00am~6:00pm (DSR Members Only)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


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Monday, August 21, 2017



That's right! We got in on the Solar Eclipse hype!

In honor of The Great American Eclipse here are some fun facts:

1. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979. Unfortunately, not many people saw it because it clipped just five states in the Northwest and the weather for the most part was bleak. Before that one, you have to go back to March 7, 1970.

2. A solar eclipse is a lineup of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth. The Moon, directly between the Sun and Earth, casts a shadow on our planet. If you're in the dark part of that shadow (the umbra), you'll see a total eclipse. If you're in the light part (the penumbra), you'll see a partial eclipse.

3. A solar eclipse happens at New Moon. The Moon has to be between the Sun and Earth for a solar eclipse to occur. The only lunar phase when that happens is New Moon. However, solar eclipses don't happen at EVERY New Moon. Eclipses only occur when the Sun lies at one node and the Moon is at its New (for solar eclipses) or Full (for lunar eclipses) phase. During most (lunar) months, the Sun lies either above or below one of the nodes, and no eclipse happens.

4. Solar eclipses occur between Saros cycles. Similar solar and lunar eclipses recur every 6,585.3 days (18 years, 11 days, 8 hours). Scientists call this length of time a Saros cycle. Two eclipses separated by one Saros cycle are similar. They occur at the same node, the Moon's distance from Earth is nearly the same, and they happen at the same time of year.

5. Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse. In fact, if you have clear skies on eclipse day, the Moon will cover at least 48 percent of the Sun's surface. And that's from the northern tip of Maine.

6. Totality lasts a maximum of 2 minutes and 40.2 seconds. That's it.

7. The end of the eclipse for the U.S. is not on land. The center line's last contact with the U.S. occurs at the Atlantic Ocean's edge just southeast of Key Bay, South Carolina.

8. This eclipse will be the most-viewed ever. This proclamation is based on four factors: 1) the attention it will get from the media; 2) the superb coverage of the highway system in our country; 3) the typical weather on that date; and 4) the vast number of people who will have access to it from nearby large cities.

9. Only one large city has a great view. Congratulations if you're one of the 609,000 people lucky enough to live in Nashville. The city center and parts north of it will experience 2+ minutes of totality.

10. Totality is safe to look at. During the time the Moon's disk covers that of the Sun, it's safe to look at the eclipse. In fact, to experience the awesomeness of the event, you must look at the Sun without a filter during totality.

11. Nature will take heed. Depending on your surroundings, as totality nears, you may experience strange things. 

12. The future is bright but long. The next total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. occurs April 8, 2024. It's a good one, too. Depending on where you are (on the center line), the duration of totality lasts at least 3 minutes and 22 seconds on the east coast of Maine and stretches to 4 minutes and 27 seconds in southwestern Texas. After that eclipse, it's a 20-year wait until August 23, 2044.

Fun Facts found at: http://www.astronomy.com/great-american-eclipse-2017/articles/2016/06/25-facts-about-the-2017-solar-eclipse

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Friday, August 18, 2017



Oh happy day!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017


Rocco: What does rain taste like?
Greysen: Water.
Rocco: Yup. Tastes like water.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017



When it comes to manners
Sharing is caring
Unless it is with your brother
And over a stick
Then you wanna make sure
That you steal it back
At every chance you get

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Monday, August 14, 2017


Avoiding responsibilities like...k-bye!

Saturday, August 12, 2017


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Thursday, August 10, 2017


Today was a great day!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Happy, happy, happy FIRST birthday to this sweet peach right here! This little sweetheart came to Dog Star Ranch for daycare today in celebration of her birthday! She got to see sooo many of her fur-friends and was able to run and play with them all day! I'd say that is a great way to spend your birthday!

Happy birthday, Whisper! We hope that you enjoyed your day of play and we hope even more that you enjoy your special birthday cookie!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017



Konig is clearly an aspiring model...just look at these shots!

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Monday, August 7, 2017









Weekends in August in Michigan are the best!! Check out all the fun that was had from August 5th to August 7th 2017 here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/7MsZf4

Friday, August 4, 2017



Zody: Are you smelling my ear?
Cash: No...that would be weird...
Zody: Riiiiiiighhhht...

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Thursday, August 3, 2017


Greysen: Did you just take my stick?
Rocco: Finders keepers!
Greysen: Come on!
Rocco: Finders. Keepers.
Greysen: Fine! I'm gonna find an even BIGGER stick!

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DayStar of the Month for July 2017 ~ Maybel O’Donnell

According to Wikipedia, “Irish Wolfhounds have a varied range of personalities and are most often noted for their personal quirks and individualism.”

That’s right!

Our DayStar of the Month for July 2017 is the one and only Maybel O’Donnell!

Sweet Maybel started joining her big brother Bowie the Rhodesian Ridgeback in Daycare at Dog Star Ranch in October of 2016. And although Maybel was only 4-months old when she started coming, she has always been sweet and lovable. This only makes sense because the name Maybel means “lovable”.

As far as Wikipedia’s definition of Irish Wolfhounds goes, Maybel is certainly quirky and she definitely stands out as an individual! Maybel may be the tallest of her fur-friends (and that is really saying somethin’ because she plays with a Great Dane), but her fur-friends are not the least bit intimidated by her height! And even though Maybel is big, she always plays gentle with her smaller fur-friends.

Maybel and her fur-friends enjoy chasing each other up and down the hill out in the Star Buddy Park, as well as splashing in and out of the pond to cool off on hot summer days!

When we first met Maybel she was at first very quiet and nervous towards all the sounds of Dog Star Ranch, but it did not take long for Maybel to come out of her shell and find her group of fur-friends!

Maybel, you are an absolute sweetheart! We love having you as a part of Dog Star Ranch! You have a one-of-a-kind personality that shines as bright as the sun!! We look forward to continuing in watching you grow and learn!

Congratulations!

We love you!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

There are two ways to enjoy the pond:


1. Elsa prefers to quietly relax in the shade, observing all of her fur-friends...


2. Or if you prefer to be like Jed and Vlad...JUMP RIGHT IN!

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Monday, July 31, 2017



"I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun - " Danielle Steel

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Friday, July 28, 2017


This is an oldie, but a goodie...
"I Believe I Can Fly" by R Kelly

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that [off-leash park]
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


"I Feel Pretty" - Westside Story

I feel pretty
Oh, so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


"What do you mean you are out of treats!?!?" -Tuff


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


If you are happy and you know it Stella's face will surely show it!

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Friday, July 21, 2017


"Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus
...but Ridge's version

So I put my ears up
They're playin' my song, the butterflies fly away
I'm shakin' my head like, 'yeah'
Waggin' my tail like, 'yeah'
Got my tongue out, they're playing my song
They know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah, it's a party at Dog Star Ranch
Yeah, it's a party at Dog Star Ranch

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Thursday, July 20, 2017


Gracie: Can we help you?
Human: I was just checking to see what you guys were up to...
Gracie: Yeah...umm...this is a private gathering, so we're gonna have to ask you to leave.
Human: But...
Gracie: Sorry, this area is for dogs only and last I checked, you aren't a dog.
Sheba: Move along...
Human: Well then!
Gracie: Wait!
Human: Yes?
Gracie: We'll let you in...
Human: REALLY?!
Sheba: But only if you bring treats!
Human: Deal!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017



sun reflecting in the pond
shadow reaching out in front
ear tips dip into the cool water
as body wades to shore
sunny and 80°
not a cloud in sight
the perfect day
to take a trip to Cody's Cove
for a swim

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Monday, July 17, 2017



mostly cloudy and 75°
we called to the sun at 6am
watched it rise at 6:21
it sat in the sky
and watched us play
from 10am until into the afternoon
as fur-friends go home
between 2:30pm-6:30pm
reminder to boarding dogs:
dinner is served at 3:30pm
last community play before 9
until tomorrow morning
it is goodbye, goodnight, & sweet dreams
to all of our fur-friends tucked in tight

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Friday, July 14, 2017


Mochi: Lilly, the very second that I saw you I knew that it was love at first sight! The very second that I sniffed you I knew that you were my soul mate. The very second that we played together there was such an undeniable energy between us. When we are at Dog Star together we are inseparable. When I am away from you my heart reaches for you. My love for you is a light that will never burn out. You are my world, my everything. Today I get to marry my best friend. From this day forward you and I will go through life as husband and wife. Lilly, you mean the world to me and I will forever honor you!

Lilly: Mochi, I am over the moon in love with you! I love that you don't mind when I eat all my snacks and then yours too. I love that you don't mind when I hog the couch...or all the snacks, oh wait, I already mentioned that part. You have made me a better pup and I cannot wait to move forward with life with you by my side.

Star Buddy Officiant: Mochi, do you take Lilly to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health...

Mochi: I do.

Star Buddy Officiant: Lilly, do you take Mochi to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health...

Lilly: I do.

Star Buddy Officiant: I now pronounce you husband and wife! You may kiss the bride!


We wish the happy couple nothing but pure bliss!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017


*Lilly dances as she sings...*

"Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you
And we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love
Spring is here, the sky is blue, whoa-oh-oh
Birds all sing as if they knew
[Tomorrow's] the day we'll say "I do"
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you
And we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love
Bells will ring, the sun will shine, whoa-oh-oh
I'll be his and he'll be mine
We'll love until the end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore because...

Star Buddy: Who are you getting married to?
Lilly: Mochi!
Star Buddy: Looks like we are having a Dog Star Ranch wedding!

*Lilly starts to hum "Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married" as she twirls around and 'round and 'round*

Love is in the air at Dog Star Ranch!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.... and at the pond!!


Just a reminder our next set of classes will be starting up soon!


Just a reminder our next set of classes will be starting up soon! 

Upcoming Classes!

Basic 1 Obedience Class:
($135 for the 6 week course)
Wednesday, July 26th @ 6pm
or
Saturday, July 22nd @ 12pm

Basic 2 Obedience Class:
($125 for the 6 week course)
Thursday, July 20th @ 6pm

Basic 3 Obedience Class:
($150 for the 6 week course)
Thursday, July 18th @ 5pm

Chillity 1 Class:
($125 for the 6 week course)
Saturday, July 15th @ 9am
or
Wednesday, August 2nd @ 5pm

Specialty Class:
($20 per class)
Thursday, July 13th @ 5pm

Please call (231)766-0444 for more information or to enroll in any of the classes listed above.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017




Dear Mom,

Omnomnom! That's what I said when I had my delicious taco cookie today! I'm having soooo much fun at Dog Star! My best fur-friend is Chip! She is a Pointer! And she is super duper fast! She is faster than lightning! I'm having so much fun! I can't wait to tell you all about my stay here!

Love,
Oppie

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Monday, July 10, 2017



Batman Theme Song
by Neal Hefti

Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da
Batman!

Just another day in the life of Buddy the Batdog!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Ask Lily!

Dear Lily,

Help! I’m worried that my hooman no longer loves me as much as they use to. Ever since we went to the vet they’ve started feeding me less and stopped giving me so many treats! I personally blame the vet for corrupting my poor, dear sweet hoomans. The vet told them that I needed to go on a diet! How do I get my hooman to start feeding me more and giving me treats again?

Sincerely,
Hungry

Dear Hungry,

You are going to have to just trust me on this with what I’m about to tell you…stop eating. Yes, I said it. You need to start a hunger strike and here is why. Once they see that you are not eating they will become concerned and when they become concerned they will do whatever it takes to get you to eat. Here are a few things that they will try: broth, chunks of chicken, yogurt, pumpkin, burger, etc. The more you hold out, the more desperate they will become. I’m talking about steak and bacon! Home cooked meals! Not only will they be feeding you more, but also I dare say that those are also some pretty good treats!

Sincerely,

Lily

Friday, June 30, 2017


nothing brings a smile
to a dog's face
like daycare
at dog star
running through the pond
splashing in the water
tongue hangin' out
tail waggin'
ears floppin' in the wind
dog star ranch
where we give
your pup
somethin' to
bark about!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Boone the Basset
turns THREE
what better way to
celebrate your birthday
than by spending it
with all your fur-friends
at Dog Star Ranch
hangin' out and playin'
down by the pond
soaking up the sun!

Happy 3rd birthday Boone! We are so happy that you chose to celebrate your birthday here with us! We love seeing your happy face!

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Monday, June 26, 2017


when you are happily enjoying the weekend
and then all of a sudden monday jumps out at you
like SURPRISE!

Although our Monday morning got off to a rough start (we didn't have internet until after 3:00pm), it is always a great day at Dog Star Ranch! Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding!

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Friday, June 23, 2017


slow motion

feel the breeze
water splashing
against my knees,
stomach & chest
jowls flapping for joy
happy to be boarding
at Dog Star Ranch

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Thursday, June 22, 2017



Incognito

take the water
so it sticks
take my fur
add the sand
and roll around
until i disappear
one with the earth
incognito
i will lurk

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Sun out
Tongue out
Selfie swag
Matchy matchy
Havin' fun
Hangin' out
Doin' Daycare
At Dog Star

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