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I stopped by Dog Mountain Lodge boarding kennel last week, and as I was there, one of the owners, Dean, asked me if I wanted a tour. I said yes, along with a quick prayer that all the animals were in locked cages. I am really not a pet person. When I go to my sister’s, my nephew-dog Henry always sleeps with me. He snores like my husband did and growls when I roll over. In the first room there were little dogs, then medium dogs and in the last room, large dogs, where the first one that caught my eye was the size of a little pony with a tiny dog in the same cage. I was told they live together and do not want to be separated. A gorgeous grey-blue dog next to the pair was looking at me like I was a piece of meat hanging on a hook. When we went outside to see the dogs playing, Dean showed me the paperwork he keeps on each dog. It was very cool to see how they keep track of each dog’s friends. Although I was sniffing the whole time, there were no foul smells—not even a speck of dust. Dog Mountain Lodge is amazing.
Just a reminder that taxes will be received in my office all month Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sunday by chance or appointment. When weather is bad, call first: 845/932-8360 ext. 17. Thursday January 24, the deputy tax collector will be collecting taxes 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Sign up now for the Cochecton Youth Commission’s Subway Series game (Mets v. Yankees) July 2. The game starts at 7:10 p.m., and the bus to Citi Field will depart the Cochecton Town Hall at 2:15 p.m. The cost is $157 per person for adults and out-of-town children. This includes transportation with CD Tours, snack pack on the bus, raffles and giveaways, the bus driver gratuity and a game ticket. As always, this event is free to Cochecton youth. Sign-ups are Tuesday, January 22 and February 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cochecton Town Hall. Please do not send questions to Facebook or our email as we do not check it daily. The trip coordinator is Sue Rodriguez, whom you can call or text with any questions at 845/866 0853. Please check Facebook for last-minute updates on upcoming CYC skiing, snowboarding and tubing events. Due to the uncertainty of the weather we have not chosen a specific day/time yet.
Keep smiling and have a great week. You can email me at leeniebeans@cit link.net, or call 845/252-3568 if you have any news. You can always check me out at riverreporter.com in Community Living.