Here is our original popular tale about how the kennels were built and how we started up Wetherham Kennels.
|I've been living with my mum and dad (Nigel and Fredi) for six happy years. I looked out across the field and couldn't believe my eyes
|So I took a stroll down for a closer look. I tried to tell Nigel I didn't need quite such a big hole for my bone!!
|A few days later they dug me a new path
|It wasn't long before they started filling in the hole with concrete. They called them footings but weren't very keen on letting me add my paw prints.
|I had a great time playing with my new builder mates.
|The walls seem to grow and grow quite quickly, I won't be able to jump over them soon. Mummy says health and safety won't allow it!!
|I can't wait for all my new friends to come and stay.
|What's all this snow? My paws were getting chilly so I got the gang together and went to check out the underfloor heating...
|Uh-oh, not much chance of snuggling up in the warm yet...
|...but its lots of fun chasing the youngsters through all the doorways! I'll tell Fredi we were practising our agility.
|Wow, it's taking shape now.
|Look, they have put on the roof trusses.
|I know I'll go and get Jo and Ben to show you inside...
|There's Jo, and you can just about see Ben in the doorway.
|I wonder if they can give Scoop, Muck and Dizzy a call. Bob, Wendy and his machine team would be a great help... Can we fix it?
|Cool, the roof is on... that will be a good place to hide next time it rains!
|They are getting bigger I wonder what the side bits are. I had better have a closer look...
|Blimey, they look a bit posh, it looks like each kennel has its own conservatory. I might have to move in!
|Look who I caught pinching wood!
|Things are really coming together now, the meshing is up and the paths laid I finally managed to leave my mark on the place!!
|I finally managed to leave my mark on the place!
|There's Nigel burying the drains and doing a spot of landscaping.
|The outside is rendered and they have started decorating inside
|Oh no, it looks like my paw print will be covered with tiles...I'll have to keep an eye out for some more wet cement!
|Are you ready for some new pictures. I've had some friends over to stay..
|This is how the kennels look on the inside
|Every dog that comes to visit has a chart on the kennel, it is a bit like when humans stay in hotels, they choose breakfast/papers and hang it on the door with the do not disturb sign!
|I've heard they've even got someone in to check for health and safety... wait a minute I recognize him, that's Ben. Blimey Fredi has taught him to sit...
|... and lie down
|...he looks a bit confused about "roll over", I'll have to give him a few lessons.
|There he is again in the outside run...what is he doing with the wheelbarrow?
|No chance of escape with that fence.
|We've even got posh new signs so our visitors can find us!
|Things have been really busy down at the kennels, we have had a great time with all the guests, you won't believe how fit Fredi is getting with all the walking and the dogs just love it...
|Here are the finished kennels, well almost finished, Nigel has seeded the banks so it shouldn't be long before the grass grows...well as long as I stop digging holes!
|I just love tearing around in the exercise area
|Here is the kitchen and grooming area. I'm not so keen on bath time but some of my mates love it!
|And here is what I thought was going to be my own private kennel, I like to think of it as the penthouse suite, the views are great. Fredi tells me it's there just in case any dogs are poorly!