Does anyone else start feeling really guilty when you go away, even for a short time?
I'm going away Friday morning and won't be back until Monday, and I feel so bad for my babies. I don't know if its that I am worried about them (Rhys in particular) or just know I am going to miss them. They'll be fine, they're staying with a friend, but for some reason, I am sad about leaving them, because I never do.
I hate leaving them. That is why we try and take them everywhere we go.
sometimes it just isn't possible.
Mostly I miss their company.
Totally normal! I feel bad just going for groceries! That and he gives me the beaten dog look as Im leaving.
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
I will be traveling to St. Louis on the 15th of Feb and won't be back until the 20th, so I am going to be gone for 5 days. I will miss my boys, and I know they will miss me. It takes us a little while to get back into a normal routine after a trip like that. I worry about them being stupid while I am gone...especially Rookie since the last couple of trips, he either started poop eating or chewed on inappropriate things at my friend's house while I was away.
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
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I hear ya, sista.
That's why I hardly ever go away... I do have two continuing ed courses coming up in the next few months and am dreading leaving Henery, even though he will be in great hands.
Melissa, is Auntie Lou watching Rhyser and Roo?
I miss them but I don't feel guilty. I like some time apart now and then (which is once a year - if that) -- and so do they. They LOVE the lady who looks after them.
I would feel very guility if I had to kennel them though - which I never, ever would. I'd rather miss the trip then kennel them.
I have to take them to the kennel. It isn't my ideal situation, but they get to go to daycare during the day and the place is very familiar to them since they both went to daycare and trained at the facility. It is super clean and bright and they get treated well. I just know that Lucy would rather be home. I couldn't leave them any where that just had straight boarding. (no walks, no playtime, just a run and kennel)
I would like to find someone who would stay with them overnight here.
I won't leave my smooches in a kennel. I just can't.
They are staying with my friend Rae and her cats while a group of us goes to Boyne mountain. The dogs are petrified of the cats, so I feel bad about this alone. Last time I left them there, I went to the basement to get Roo out of her crate (Rae was at the grocery store) and Lucas (the fat cat) was sitting on roo's crate stabbing her in the head LOL.
Its way too funny, but still, upsetting for her.
you are all lucky to have friends and family that are dog lovers.
Usually if I go away it's to a show so I take a few with me.
♣ Laura ♣