Tuesday, August 21, 2007
My husband and I are leaving for Nashville in the morning for a short vacation. The dogs, Girlfriend (14 yo) and Rusty (4 yo) will be staying at the Chenal Pet Palace. I have gotten all their food and treats ready (each meal measured and labeled in zip-lock bags). Girlfriend's daily DeraMaxx (1/4 tablet) and glucosamine condroitin are in her food bags. What I can't leave are the belly rubs, walks, and general care. I know the folks at the pet palace will take good care of them, but I still feel apprehensive. They will have a yard (access three times each day) and an air conditioned room to share. At home, they have access to the yard at all times via a dog door. They also have access to the entire house (well, the bed is blocked during the day by a baby gate at the door). You can see where Rusty likes to sleep during the day.
I have done all the other pre-vacation preparations (do I sound OCD?)--held the mail, held the newspapers, gone to the bank, cleaned the house, cleaned out near-end-of-good-date food from refrigerator, and am almost completely packed. I need this vacation, so I am going and I am going to enjoy myself.