Guilt on boarding Rudi at the kennel
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|Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:14am|
HI Ladies. Quick review, I am widowed with just Rudi, my over 2 yr old Dachshund. Tomorrow I take her to be boarded, only the second time as the other 2 times I have taken quick trips my one friend has watched her but Rudi is still so mean to her husband, she just isn't welcome on overnight visits anymore.
This is an excellent kennel, have potty/play times 5-6 times a day, they do grooming during the day so there is activity for Rudi to watch and she gets her own small room with glass in door to watch the activity. I am dropping her off friday afternoon and will pick her up sometime Sunday.
So why do I feel so guilty? I invision she will be crying and missing me and not understanding why she is there.
Then next year, April 2014, I will be gone almost 3 weeks and I really don't want to board her there that long, but living in a small rural area, just don't know what else to do. I don't have a long list of friends to ask and the ones with dogs aren't going to open their house to Rudi.
My husband and I always traveled and I really need to get out of town occasionally and the trip next fall is my one chance to finally get to Europe, something I always dreamed of after I retired.
Has anyone boarded their dog at a kennel for 3 weeks?
P.S. May was an awful month for Rudi. The atb for the staph infection and Mothers day weekend she was vomiting with dry heaves so bad, I was then told the following monday she had mild pancreatitis. Bland diet that week with med for her tummy, then 2 weeks later still had all the scaly skin under her fur, the vet started a medicated shampoo 3 weeks ago, so I still have another week on that one. Her skin is better. Whew, it was a stressful and expensive time but she is currently healthy so at least I don't have to deal with the guilt of boarding a sick dog. I can barely manage 1 dog, how do you all do several?