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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Oh My, the drama!

Every year we take Brady and Dugan on vacation with us to Cape Cod. Every year, Brady and Dugan get very upset if we try to go anywhere without them and leave them in the house here. Of course, this year is no different. The drama boys flip their lids every time we leave them. We try to take them with us almost all of the time, but it would be nice to be able to leave without worrying about them once in a while. When we come back, Brady is soaking wet from drooling and crying It breaks my heart. So, I think I have decided to hire a dog sitter here for the boys so we can have a nice dinner out one night. Have I totally lost my mind? I found a young girl on Craigslist who is supposed to come over to meet us and the boys. She will babysit at our rental house here. She charges a small fortune, but it is still cheaper than if we would have left them at home and had to pay someone to stay at the house with them. Any other suggestions? Have I totally lost my mind hiring a babysitter to stay with my dogs so we can have dinner out without them? Uuggh. These boys are lucky I love them. (Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, Cassie is not with us. She stayed at home with my Mom and Bacca. She is enjoying a fun vacation of her own with her boyfriend.)


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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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I think you will have a much better time at dinner knowing your Havie's are having fun! You could even bring them home a dogie bag I wish I was on vacation. Have fun!

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I have started leaving Rosie here in the house by herself. My renter next door is a vet assistant and she comes over in the morning and evening to let Rosie out and to play with her. Course she has the pee pads and uses them in between times. The girl makes sure that they stay clean. Rosie won't go on one if it is dirty. The cat stays outside. So far I have left her overnight a couple of times and one weekend for two nights. Doesn't seem to bother her at all. I had much rather her be here in the house she knows than in some cage at the vet's or in a crate somewhere.
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The boys are fine when we go out at home, it is just in a strange place that they turn into big babies. I can't leave them as long as you leave Rosie, or overnight alone though even at home. They are used to someone being with them most of the time, so leaving them for longer than 3 or 4 hours is too much for them.

There is a thunder storm right now. Brady is shaking on my lap. At least he had fun swimming in the pond earlier today.


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Nothing wrong with a baby sitter. What ever you can do to make it easier on them.

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No not crazy at all. Have a nice vacation.




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Hire the babysitter and enjoy a most fabulous dinner. They will be fine.


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I would think it is a strange environment and maybe your pups are thinking you are not coming back. Do you leave kongs with treats when you leave. Do you leave noise on? Do they have a window for the pups to look out of?



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yep I know exactly what you mean..this is what goes on with Kipling. Fine in his crate at home. Won't stop barking in his crate in a strange house. Good for you for coming up with an idea! Sitter sounds like a good solution!

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