In April, I decided that I needed to close the kennel for the summer, and possibly forever.
In the second week of June, with no dogs, I started thinking about reopening.
And I thought about it more. And more. I thought about it pretty much all the time. Why did I want to reopen when I was convinced that closing was the right thing to do? What was the difference?
Feelings are fickle things. They spring up on us involuntarily but sometimes they are terrible liars. So I committed the matter to prayer. And my conviction didn't change.
So I've undecided about never reopening.
Come Labor Day weekend (beginning September 3), the kennel will be reopened through the holidays. I'd say that after New Year's, that's probably going to be it, because I don't want to be open in the seriously cold months. And while I think that will be "it", I've changed my mind too many times.
It's a hard decision to make, and it's unfair to my kennel clients to keep opening/closing. So I'm relying on word of mouth to spread the news (this means you), but also with the full knowledge that many clients have already found other arrangements, and that is fine! I'm also not taking any new kennel clients, just those who wish to return.
So there you have it. I wish I could explain it. I'm glad God pressed upon me the overwhelming desire to close for the summer. And while I'm mystified about reopening, I'm just going to go with it because following God's leading has taken a LOT of practice and what I've learned is....His ways are not our ways, but they are sooo much better!