|Luckie's Hedge Hog Toy|
Whichever the case, I am continue to be amazed, how animals attached to us, have the innate sense to changes occurring, or soon to occur, in our routines-that goes for illnesses, too. Luckie knows she has a pile of things that go with her to the kennels for boarding including medicines are on the kitchen island. And she has noticed me fixing my medicines, and sortting through clothes.
Or she wants us to be sure it is packed with her bag to the kennels for her "spa" vacation. Because she is epileptic, we board her at her vet kennels, which is no more expensive than private kennels. The kennel girls love her and spoil her. However, she seems to dislike boarding, even with the extra attention.
She gives me the most forlorn look when I leave her at the vet boarding kennels and pouts for a week when we return home and retrieve her. She knows how to give you guilt trip. I guess we commit some grievious sin leaving her. She is a rescue dog, and has some anxiety issues. I call several times while we are gone to check on her. Guess I have anxiety issues, too.
She travels beautifully, but our trips are usually to family and friends--in this case, a vacation group tour-- where a dog is not something I impose on my hosts, who may have different pets, or do not like pets. Now that Luckie is older (about 11), the vet is the safest place to be, for near 24-hour supervision.
She really will hate us this time as she is getting her annual vaccines and teeth cleaned, plus I purchase a year's supply of flea repellent tablets and heartworm medicine, while boarding. She can't hate it any worse than I hate to see the bill--boarding is the least expensive item. I buy any medicines she needs throughout the year at a retail pharmacy IF they are also used for human treatment. Price is around 50% less.
LUCKIE knows it is nearly time to say--for about 2.5 weeks: so long, goodbye, adios, adieu, sayonara, hasta la vista, ta ta, cheerio, see you later on the 'Net.'
[Her owners may have time for short blogs or e-mails, depending on the intensity (and exhaustion) of their vacation day's activities.]
|"I can't take my favorite 'reserved for me' lift chair to the 'spa.'"|