Internet has been down for a few days so I have had to resort to following everyone on my iPhone. Backed up at the office again with a ton of projects, reports, testing, crisis. Wound up staying late on Friday just to finish up my weekly report so I don't have to do it over the weekend (plus wasn't sure I could count on having the Internet at home).
On the home front, I am juggling several tasks while getting ready for the long flight tomorrow. Mowing the yard, taking care of the car/truck, paying bills, working on my trailer, taking a on line test for recertification, prepping for our upcoming vacation.
Yesterday I was up early and on the run most of the day. Getting supplies for the trip, clothes for the vacation, dog pills/shots, etc. I drove clear across town to check out a place where we will board the dogs for our vacation. We would love to take the dogs with us for the trip, but logistically it is not possible. I don't like to kennel the dogs - did it once long ago with Shadow and he wouldn't speak to us for two weeks after we got him back home. With Grayson and Claire, I didn't really cater to the idea of having them caged in a compound, even if it was with the vet for a short duration, so I have been looking at options. We could leave them home and have someone drop by to feed/walk/sit with them. I have been looking at a service called DogVac (off of DogBook) where people will take in dogs to their homes. Someone in our Golden group recommended this place north of town that is like a summer camp for dogs. It is located an hour away north of town way out in the country. This guy has a ranch where he boards mainly Golden Retrievers. It has an acre fenced in with a pond and plenty of shade. The guy and his helpers will live with the dogs 24/7 and they actually sleep inside one of the mobile homes on the property. When we dropped by yesterday, there were 20 dogs already there (not all were his). I don't know how he kept them all straight or even remembered all of their names, but he did. A couple of times I lost my two dogs in the pack. After the initial doggy introductions, everyone was best buds. Goldens have a more even temperament and will get along with just about anyone. Spent a good hour with the guy having him size up my two to see if they would be a fit with his pack (they did). I have been taking my two to the dog park for so long now that they have learned how to behave with a pack of dogs. I pretty much made up my mind that this would be the best deal for them while we were gone.
|Pack of trouble|
|Can you spot my two?|
|Hanging out on the deck|