“That Is One Good Thing About This World... There Will Always Sure To Be More Springs.” L.M. Montgomery
One week ago, today we were preparing for one of our busiest weeks so far for 2020. We were fully booked with 20-24 dogs everyday for a good 10 days, with a waiting list in case we had any cancellations. Everyone was so excited Spring Break was finally here and trips were happening everyone was ready to get away and take a break from the everyday routine. And then BAM.. You probably know the rest of the story.. but here it goes.. the cancellations started.. I would get a text or a call “ hey we have decided not to take our trip or our trip has been cancelled so we are going to need to cancel our boarding for next week.. Ok that’s fine thank you for letting me know I would say. Then I would go to the waiting list and contact someone, and they would say ok great we will be there! I thought everything was going to be good! Until the ones on the waiting list started cancelling. Then the calls started coming for dates in April needing to cancel. I would then text Danny and say we have had another cancellation; he would say do not worry it will be fine like he always does!
Small businesses are privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships that have fewer employees and/or less annual revenue than a regular sized business or corporation. Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community in which the business is established. We are a small business. Have we lost revenue because of the impact of the coronavirus of course.. do I worry about the next few weeks of course.. is there anything I can do about it.. NOPE.
Although we did not have a full house like we expected this week, and not sure what April is going to bring, but we did have several that did stay with us and for them I am forever grateful, and for the ones that did have to cancel some have already made their reservations for when they do get to take their trip.
The world is a scary place right now, I get that, but as we go into the weeks ahead not knowing what to expect I can only be thankful for our small business and all of you who have supported us since we began this adventure.
So YES, we are still OPEN! With a lot of you at home during this time I know how much your dogs are loving that (they may be a little confused and wondering why their daily nap schedule is messed up lol), but if you feel you need a break from them or they from you 😊 bring them out and let them stay a day or two, there is nothing better than some fresh country air!! (and luckily our guests don’t need any toilet paper!)
I do ask that if you are able to try and support the small businesses in Warren County. Whether it be buying a gift card to use later or picking up some food to go. I know the owners would greatly appreciate it.
We will get through this just take it a day at a time! As my mom always says nothing good or bad lasts forever and we know our mommas are always right!
I hope everyone stays well and is washing their hands!!
Hope to see you in the country soon!!
Country Bark Boarding
2248 Chestnut Grove Road
Morrison, TN 37357