Vacation Strategies – What’s Yours?
Going on vacation is something I look forward to — exotic places, new sights, romantic and dreamy spots. But my number one priority when I leave home is making sure all of our animals have good care. Who takes care of your pets?
The photo above is of Buddy, my son’s dog. He traveled in the big truck like he owned it. I take my dog Rex everywhere I can, but there are times when he just can’t come along. So in the beginning, when Rex was young, we often brought him to his second mommy (that’s what I call her). Nancy runs a doggie day care and overnight boarding service called Dog Day Afternoon in Huntington Beach, CA. She cares for the animals with all the love and attention she showers on her own. Thank you, Nancy, for the outstanding care you have always given Rex. http://bit.ly/d5LbL9
Then five years ago our cat Red was diagnosed with diabetes and needed two insulin shots a day: one in the morning and one at night. We hired a service called 2 Dawg Nite and met Emily, who is wonderful. She administered Red’s shots, played with Rex, put everyone to bed on time and got them up in the morning. She gives out pills and shots when needed (Red no longer needs the insulin, just the diabetic management cat food — but that’s a whole different post for some other day). We still have Emily come over. And the animals love her. Thanks, Emily! http://bit.ly/bOySv5
We also ask family to stop in and check on everyone, giving pats on the head, throwing a ball, spending time watching television.
What do you do when you go on vacation?
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