Regarding the COVID-19 Crisis

We Are Here For You What a stressful and confusing time this is.  We are all being affected by the concerns about the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.  We have not been hit as hard as some (such as those in Washington state) but travel plans are being cancelled and offers to work remotely are being offered.  We, at Rex’s Place, cannot …

Can You Help Our Staff?

Like everyone else, we at Rex’s Place are doing what we can to weather the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you know, we have closed the day care for 4 days as a precaution to make sure that no one is sick or infectious, and we want to re-open on March 23rd, but as bad as the …

Rex’s Place Newsletter Fall 2019

WELCOME TO OUR FALL NEWSLETTER Autumn is in the air. You feel it as you walk your pups about the neighborhood crunching the crisp new leaves of fall underfoot and -paw. We hope that after your next walk, you’ll take a moment to read through our latest newsletter to learn about important changes, new features, and special promotions taking place …

I’m S.A.D. – and your pet might be too!

You may have noticed that I have not been myself lately. I’ve known it for a while and only recently figured out why – SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). And I’m not the only one with SAD. Years ago (more years than I want to acknowledge) I participated in a study at University of Chicago. They determined that I had Seasonal …

On My Mind

Did you know my pups and I wake up each morning around 4:30 am in order to open our doors at Rex’s Place? It’s really early – REALLY early. I get myself ready and take care of my two. Then it’s on to work and while, in my corporate years, there were a morning or two I just didn’t feel …

A Discussion is requested

When I was going for my master’s at NU, I took a speech class. One of our assignments was giving a speech on our personal hero. someone we looked up to and admired. I did my speech on Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan physician known as “Dr. Death.” Jack Kevorkian often said, “Death is not a crime” and championed terminally ill …

In honor of World Toilet Day – a poop story you should read

I never knew when I was getting my Master’s degree at Northwestern that I would be spending a great deal of my time worrying about dog poop. To be honest, my studies didn’t really prepare me for this. Since starting the daycare, I’ve learned a lot. Did you know that we sometimes know what your family has had for dinner …

A Rant…

It’s been a tough couple of months. People have been asking how we’re doing with the advent of the dog flu. It’s been rough, I have to be honest. We were lucky. We had no one sick; we saw no symptoms   We never had to close our doors, as many places did. While we tried to keep you informed, we …

Dogs deserve long, healthy lives

It was about 12 years ago that I had my first kidney stone. It was 3:00 am in the morning, I started getting nauseous and feeling the most excruciating pain. I knew I had to get to the hospital so I started on my way. I live on the second floor and as I made my way, I fell down …

Reflections

I don’t know about you but the world today sometimes terrorizes me. It seems like everyday we’re hearing about, reading about or learning about something that we should be worried about. The evening news is filled with fires, deaths, muggings or murders. The morning news is equally depressing. I watch it only to see the weather and 9 out of …