When you went back to school as a kid, the teacher always asked what you did in the summer. Guess what I got to do? I got to stay alone at my house for the very first time. Okay, not really alone, alone…but without Mom and Dad there. The poor things didn’t want to go on vacation because they were afraid of leaving me.
Don’t they know I’m a big boy? I can take care of myself. Heck, they could have left the whole bag of food out and I’d have had plenty, they could have filled buckets with water and I’d have had lots to drink, they could have sprinkled treats around the house and I could have eaten them a little here and there, a few at a time.
But you can guess why they didn’t do that. First, they knew I’d eat all my food and then be without, second, I might slurp up too much water and the bowl would go bone dry, and third, I don’t know how to ration treats.
But MOST IMPORTANT, they would never, ever leave me alone for days and days because of the one most important thing: I’m a social being, just like they are. They know I need companionship and loving. So you know what they did? They hired this really neat young lady (she’s really cute and perky and fun) to come to the house. She fed me, made sure I drank water, took me outside, and she played with me, snuggled with me, and put me to bed at night in my room with scattered treats and my favorite stuffed kitty toy. When she came back in the morning, I wiggled and wagged and greeted her with enthusiasm.
I had a couple of other people, Mom and Dad Peeps’ grown kids, come by too and that was really fun to play with them. Especially the daughter, she held me close like Dad Peep does and whispered to me softly. I think I fell asleep in her arms one night. Bliss.
Mom and Dad could have kenneled me at the vet’s office. They have people there that would have taken care of me. That was an option. But they have used this cute chicky Emily in the past for big dog Rex and the cats, so it was natural for them to ask her again. And, don’t tell them, but I really liked it this way. I got to sleep in my own bed, run around my own house, watch the backyard for possums on the wall, and play with my own toys. Even though I said I was a big boy and could take care of myself, I’m really happy they chose Emily to come over and be with me. Thanks Mom and Dad!
P.S. Mom wants you to know about this great article that might help you titled: “The Pros and Cons of Kenneling (Boarding) vs. Getting a Pet Sitter for Your Dog” http://bit.ly/pRhPXm And she said she’s going to share some tips on finding a good pet sitter in an upcoming post.
Woofs & Wiggles to you,