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1rst time leaving them both :(
We are going to meet DH's family this weekend in FL for an early Christmas. And although we have left Jasper (which we hated) this is the first time leaving them both behind. The person who walks the boys when we are both working is just too expensive for overnights ($90 a night for both-- yikes that's a whole other vacation) We found a new woman who is much more reasonable and the good thing is most of her clients are small dogs and she doesn't take in aggressive dogs-- Our boys spent a day at her house with her yorkie and Italian greyhound who were both very very sweet. But I am still nervous.
When we did leave Jasper in the past it was with a woman with a fairly aggressive sheltie mix who she couldn't control--- He would bark non stop at the door- the other dogs, even when the phone rang...She also took in a lot of big dogs. I was new to puppy parenting and didn't read the signs-- I thought Jasper was excited to go see his friend- but in reality he was stressed. On the way there he would start what I call the kennel whine... arr, arr, arrr errrr....very high pitched. It wasn't until I realized that it was the same whine on the way to the groomers that I realized he was stressed. Anyway- we think this Sheltie, taught Jasper his bad barking habit.
So I think this woman is better--- she has a lot of rules-- like we hand off the dogs at the door to make it easier on them and the other pooches-- And I could tell she was really good with them (we did get to see her house and yard) But it is in a not so great part of town-- and I am a nervous wreck. But we like to travel-- so we really need to have a place to leave them that isn't a kennel.
Oh thank you forum for letting me rant. (NOW a FL Disney resort with my in laws on my B-day is a whole other story...LOL)
Missy, Jasper & Cash