What's it all about?

This blog is one Innkeepers opinion. Over time I'll try to explore the differences between a B&B and a hotel/motel/resort as well as differences among B&Bs. Why we do what we do and what the trade-offs are.
You can agree, disagree or just sit back and enjoy my ramblings. If you have questions or opinions of your own, let me know and I'll attempt to give a fair and impartial reply - I may even address the topic in another blog.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pace's Ponderings - Service Animals

Woof Woof:  Hi, I'm Pace',
Along The Crag's trail

   That's me hiking The Crag's trail up the Western side of Pikes Peak with Matty (Shirley & Don's grandson).  It was a couple of summers ago and Matty has grown a bunch since then.  He's got a cochlear implant now and soon to get the 2nd one.  He signs (ASL), reads lips, talks all the time, hears almost perfectly and is, in every way, a typical 5 year old.  Disability?  What disability!?!  We should all have the abilities this kid has.

  Anyway, speaking of disabilities.  We had our first Service Animal stay with us last week-end.  A cute (well, not as cute as me) puppy name Penny.  It was a challenge for an old dog like me but I handled it pretty well if I do say so myself.  You see, Service Animals are the only exception to the GuestHouse's no pet policy.  By statute, if your place is handicap accessible you have to accommodate Service Animals as well.  The wording is loose and there's room for interpretation but Don & Shirley believe it would be unkind (and inhospitable) to turn away a person who needs, and benefits from, a highly trained Service Animal.  Penny was a great guest, never barked and didn't soil the room.  I guess I'm OK with Service Animals after all.

  Well, other than that, and some guests with food allergies (gluten and dairy), it's been a quiet time at the GuestHouse.  The summer has returned to normal, warm days, cool nights and the occasional afternoon shower - I'm lovin' it!

Woof!  Bye For Now!


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