Trouble leaving your furbabies....

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  1. bogolove

    bogolove New Member

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    Do you have trouble leaving your furbabies when you go on trips? I always feels so guilty. We are going to L.A. in a couple of weeks, and I am so excited, but I always feel bad leaving Brady. I know he is staying with Jenny this time, so hopefully I won't feel as bad since he will be with the dog he loves most, but I still have a hard time leaving him.

    I know my cat probably throws parties when we leave, so I am not as worried about her. ;) Just kidding, I will miss her a lot too.
     
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    That is why I never get to take vaccations. With two dogs and three bunnies to care for (and since no one can take care of them like I can!) I never go anywhere. I was supposed to go to California on Thursday but just cancelled the trip (it was for nationals for Business Professionals of America). Maybe once Gunnar is a bit older I will feel more comfortable leaving my animals. Have fun in L.A.!
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I always feel horrible. Before I leave, I give them a ton of hugs and kisses, and I tell them how much I love them....and I call as often as possible to see if they're OK.
     
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    I miss my dog tons, but she loves going to the kennels as they are at the same place as the vets and the girls there make a huge fuss of her!
     
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    lol we all take seperate holidays now :D hubby goes away with his motor bike friends abroad to watch racing, and I go to America to the Nationals to watch dogs. that way we know someone is at home that knows how to look after our dogs, we do however have the odd holiday as a family over here in the Uk but the dogs always come with us.

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    I would love a vacation where I could take Brady with me! He would love the lake and probably the beach too!
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    I never ever leave Gus!! I take him with me! It took alot of trouble but we got him a pet passport and so he can come everywhere we go!! I feel guilty about leaving Katelina and the Horses though!! But our neighbour Jacqueline is wonderful and she looks after them just as well as I could!! Plus Katelina wouldn't be happy coming with us even if she had a passport as cats are very terrirtorial.
     
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    Yes, I think my cat enjoys her time alone, and then appreciates seeing us when we get back.

    Brady will be with Jenny so he will have a lot of fun, but he will be exhausted when we get back.
     
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    I've always had a hard time with it, then find myself worried the entire time, calling home EVERYDAY to make sure pets are being cared for right. Now with Princess I wont take a trip without her. I've turned down 3 trips since we've gotten her because we wouldnt be able to take her with us, so I stayed home.
    I've got to tell you about leaving our cat for a week, this was many years ago. We was getting ready to leave on vacation to the black hills, had a cat (sneezy) when I found my kitten Pepper. Sneezy was so MAD about this kitten. Would have nothing to do with the little guy, oh she was so hateful. When we left for vacation we took Pepper to my sister to be cared for while we was gone, and sneezy was left at home with a neighbor coming in to feed her. We knew Sneezy wouldnt care that we werent there as long as she had food and water. When we got home I stopped off first thing to get Pepper. Took him home. Poor Sneezy must have thought we left because of her attitude! She must have been feeling guilty for how she acted because she went right up to Pepper, took to being a mommy to Pepper. The change in attitude was unbelievable. It was just so funny how she changed after that vacation.
    You wont have to worry so much, your dog will be with Jenny and we all know how much they love each other. They will be in heaven! I wouldnt worry about taking trips if my dog had a good friend like Jenny!
     
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    i took care of a lot of dogs while their people were gone..they do miss you greatly, but they don't sit around and cry..they wait patiently..so incredibly patient..knowing that sooner or later you WILL come back.
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    It's not that I don't trust anyone to look after Gus it's that I just couldn't bear to be without him even for a day!! Sad but true! :D
     
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    That is exactly how I feel. I miss my boy even when I am at work. I start craving to see his puppy face usually before lunchtime.
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    When Martin takes him out for a walk, I find myself looking for him! That's how attached to Gus I am!! It's wierd!! :D
     
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    I usually am on the verge of tears when I leave mine. Sad, I know. I run around, petting, and hugging them all, and telling them I'll see them in a couple of days...I'm pathetic, huh?
     
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    Not at all! I do the same thing!
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that LOL
     
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    I'm always glad to have a happy guy to greet me !!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    It's so hard to go away from them. When my parents were alive, they always watched my dogs. When I moved to CT, CJ had to go to a kennel for the first time and I was so nervous. She was scared of other dogs, but when I called the first day to check on her, CJ was in the office with the girls keeping them company. I couldn't believe it. She had a good time there. Since we've had Max, we don't go away. My stepson I wouldn't trust since he doesn't think before he acts and would probably leav the door open and Max would be gone. We've checked into kennels but so far Carl won't say yes to any. I know he won't leave them even for an overnight. The only way I would use a kennel is if I really trusted them.
     

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