As a way to highlight some of the amazing dogs and families we get to work with we are starting a dog of the month feature. This should be a great way for you to get to know your dog’s friends and playmates. This month’s dog of the month will be a double feature. Mattie and Bo Varnish.
We started with Mattie four years ago when she was already 12 years old. We wish that we could have known the young Mattie. We know that she used to love chasing all the wildlife at their house in the country. We spent our afternoons meandering very slowly up 3rd street. As dog walkers you often think of the young dogs, who need to get as much exercise as possible in your allotted time with them. Older dogs need just as much attention, just in a different way. She was a tough girl who was lucky to find a family that loved her as much as they did.
A few months after Mattie’s passing we got a message from her family that they adopted a new dog named Bo. Bo might be the polar opposite of Mattie. We often joke that he may be having the longest puppyhood in the history of dogs, and it isn’t looking like it’s going to end anytime soon. Everything about him is goofy, from the smile that is a permanent fixture on his face, to the sway in his walk that carries over to that giant swishing tail. He is one of the nicest dogs in Prospect Park and capable of becoming instant besties with anyone.