We’re traveling to Aaron’s dad’s house again for Thanksgiving. This time, we’re not dropping Sammie off with my parents. We’re not even dropping her off with friends. We’re boarding her.
We went by and checked the place out last night. She came recommended by some of Aaron’s coworkers and seems really nice. She’s also kind of chatty, which I like. She lives on a farm and the dogs stay in the basement of her house – nice and warm in a place where she could easily hear them and go to check on them. She has grassy exercise areas with agility jumps in them. She asked lots of questions and says she loves German Shepherds. She had quite a few ribbons on the walls from her days of showing horses so seems like an all-around animal lover.
I’m still nervous, though. Sammie hasn’t been away from us for this long before, and she’s never been dropped off at a stranger’s house. Will she miss us? Will she think we’re giving her up like others have done? Will she have fun? She has to have fun… There will be so many other pooches around for her to play with! And we’re coming back. It’ll be a great way to show her we’ll ALWAYS come back.
My cats are staying in our apartment for those five days. I have a friend coming over tonight to see where their favorite hiding spots are and where I keep the food. She said she’d check in on them for me, and I told her she wouldn’t even have to every day. Maybe just Friday for a little bit… Leaving them alone for that long makes me sad though, even though my friend loves cats and has three of her own.
Basically, I’m gonna miss my babies…