A Day with the Elderpin at The Canine Scrub
I’ve been told recently that the elderpin and I share a “special connection.”
I think it is actually best described as codependence.
This is never more apparent than when we are in a new environment, where he’s afraid to let me out of his (limited) sight, and I’m afraid to let him out of mine in case he has an accident.
The best way to keep other people’s carpet clean is for Scooby to be off the ground. Translation: I have to hold him.
To be clear, no one else can hold
Squirmy Scooby in these situations. Just look at what happens when they try:
Had my friend Mike let the elderpin down at that moment, I guarantee my little dog would have desperately sought me out (possibly squatting for a pee while en route) and commenced jumping desperately at my ankles upon finding them.
Fortunately, Mike and Lezlie, the owners of The Canine Scrub, a self-serve dog wash in Lincoln, Nebraska, are used to having dogs do all kinds of things in their establishment. And they think Scooby is pretty cute.
The elderpin and I spent the second day of our recent Nebraska travels at The Canine Scrub. Because the weather prevented us from setting our tent up in the parking lot, we set up a temporary Beer Paws shop in a nook inside the business.
It was fun to meet The Canine Scrub customers and see many dogs before and after they got a bath.
We saw some familiar faces and met some new ones.
Bruno, an adoptable dog from Paws UP Nebraska, spent the whole day with us.
Amy, a volunteer with Paws UP, also brought in her personal dogs, PBR and Brendan, for a scrub and some Beer Paws goodies.
Archer the very handsome pit bull and my friend Terri’s puppy Dorri both got their first taste of Beer Paws at the event.
Between customers, Scooby and I got to know Mike and Lezlie of The Canine Scrub a little better.
Mike is an ace at marketing who is always focused on how to make the customer’s experience positive. He’s also a really nice guy. He noticed when I pulled up that one of my windshield wipers was malfunctioning, and he made a point of fixing it for me before I hit the road at the end of the day!
Lezlie is extremely creative. In fact, in addition to operating the Scrub, she makes awesome art for dog lovers.
You can order Lezlie’s art online or pick it up in person at The Canine Scrub.
I’m proud to report that there is now something else you can get anytime at The Canine Scrub – Beer Paws!
After Scooby and I tore down the pop up shop, we left some merchandise, Beer Biscuits and doggy beer with Mike and Lezlie. Their business is now our first Nebraska retailer and currently the only retailer of our beer for dogs!
The elderpin and I can’t wait to see Mike and Lezlie again. Our next trip to Nebraska happens on May 17. Stay tuned for more information about that event. It’s not at the Scrub, which means Scooby won’t be causing any scrubbing of carpet to occur!
Posted on May 7, 2014, in Art, Dogs, Dogtography, Scooby and tagged adoptable dogs in Nebraska, Beer Paws, elderpin, miniature pinscher, Paws Up Nebraska, self-serve dog wash, The Canine Scrub, traveling with an older dog, where to get Beer Paws in Lincoln. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.