Sometime this afternoon, I will be dropping Zeus and Blondie off at a “Pet Resort”. I am not sure how they will take that, neither have been left with “strangers” before.
I have had Zeus since August of 2006. Since then, I have left him with T for a weekend, right after I got him, the next summer with two friends at my trailer while I was in PA for a week and then both of them with DB last summer when I went to a ball tournament for a weekend. Other than that, I bring them with me.
Well, this week, I don’t think that would work all that well. I have no interest in packing them in crates and flying them anywhere. An arrangement that I had to have someone look after them at home fell through, so, destination Pet Resort.
I am sure Blondie will be fine. She loves everyone, even if they don’t necessarily love them back. Zeus is a little more temperamental I guess I’d say. He likes people, well, maybe not likes, but he tolerates them at least. Dogs, on the other hand, he really doesn’t care for a whole lot. Dogs his size and down he’s ok with and blonde dogs he’s ok with. Others, well, typically he doesn’t care for them. There have been exceptions – sometimes he doesn’t like little dogs and he’s gotten along fine with some bigger dogs. Who knows what goes through that skull of his.
Anyway, I am sure that the staff will quickly realize that what I tell them is true and they will handle him appropriately.
To tell you the truth, I am actually looking forward to some time off from dog ownership. I am sure that I will miss them, but it’ll be a nice few days. That sounds mean I am sure. But, for parents who’s kid goes to a 2 day camping trip, isn’t it sort of nice not having “junior” around? LOL
Well, hopefully the dogs adjust ok. At least they will have each others company and I am sure that I will have two VERY happy dogs when I go to pick them up.