• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 12

    Thread: First Time Away

    1. #1
      Senior Dog
      SamsonsMom's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      NE Ohio
      Posts
      932
      Thanked: 690

      First Time Away

      So, I had to take a trip out of town for required management training out of state. Samson is 6 and I have never spent more than 10 hrs away from him or Asher. Well, their overnight stays after surgery. I was so worried. I arranged to have my sister come over and stay the night. She arrived at 7 and left at 0630 am. One of my employees at work is a trainer and sitter so she came over and spent some time in the afternoon. I was gone a little over 36 hours but it seemed like forever to me.

      The boys did just fine. Only one hiccup. The sitter that came over during the day had home baked treats in her coat pocket. Asher sniffed them out and ate them all. She had to chase him around the house. She got to him before he ate the bag. Ahhh, that's my Asher. I had the liquid poo for a day. Hes fine now.

      I go away again and the next time its 3 nights.
      I dread it. I worry because of Samsons tta knee and the potential of hurting his other and then I worry about Asher.

      I tell myself they will be okay. Samson was like a bouncy toy when I got home. Bouncing up and down with his front. Such love.

      I'm not sure how to let go of the fear they will hurt themselves. It is distracting. I survived and they had a blast without me.

    2. #2
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      6,109
      Thanked: 5606
      I know how you feel, I hate leaving them, even overnight.

    3. The Following User Says Thank You to barry581 For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-13-2019)

    4. #3
      Senior Dog
      Jollymolly's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2014
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      4,314
      Thanked: 2227
      I hate leaving my fur babies. I just can't wait to get back home to them.

    5. The Following User Says Thank You to Jollymolly For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-13-2019)

    6. #4
      Senior Dog
      kimbersmom's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Williamsburg, Virginia
      Posts
      1,943
      Thanked: 2033
      It’s rough! We just arranged for a pet sitter to let Stormy out one day later this month because DH and
      I won’t be able to come home at lunch, and it Stressed Me Out big time!
      Stormageddon, Princess of Darkness, aka "Stormy"
      Birthday 9-13-18, Gotcha Day 11-11-18
      Hidden Content

      Miss Kimber, CGC, 6/15/2005-1/27/2018 forever in our hearts



    7. The Following User Says Thank You to kimbersmom For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-14-2019)

    8. #5
      Senior Dog
      Happy
       
      POPTOP's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Illinois
      Posts
      10,519
      Thanked: 6353
      Away from home - what's that? The only trips we've taken, overnight, has been to pick up a new furkid and we took our current one with us. Lots of pet friendly hotels out there. Know this is not possible on a work trip. Think I'd have my oldest grandson move into the house while I was gone.
      Hidden Content
      Kissing Bandit

    9. The Following User Says Thank You to POPTOP For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-14-2019)

    10. #6
      Senior Dog
      SamsonsMom's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      NE Ohio
      Posts
      932
      Thanked: 690
      Quote Originally Posted by POPTOP View Post
      Away from home - what's that? The only trips we've taken, overnight, has been to pick up a new furkid and we took our current one with us. Lots of pet friendly hotels out there. Know this is not possible on a work trip. Think I'd have my oldest grandson move into the house while I was gone.
      Exactly -- they go with me everywhere to include beach vacations. I gave my sister no choice but to come over -- she lives about 1 hr away and is currently in nursing school. She was more than happy. I cooked her dinner and breakfast and left in the fridge. She enjoyed that. She will come over again in February when I go again. She's hoping her clinical rotation will allow her to stay during the day too but if not, I will invite the new sitter back to sit during the day. I'll make sure she comes over minus the treats!

    11. #7
      Senior Dog
      smartrock's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Carolina in my mind..
      Posts
      4,750
      Thanked: 2990
      I was afraid you were going to say Asher ripped her coat trying to get to the treats in her pocket! It's great that your sister can come and stay with the boys. My sister has 3 dogs and the stories she tells of some of her pet sitters have turned me off of trying a pet sitter. A family member would be much preferable, after all, I did let my human kids stay with their grandparents for a few nights a few times. (But now that I think of it, it was harder on the grands than it was on my kids, the little beasts.) I hope your trip goes well. Sometimes it's nice not to have to wake up at some early hour because you don't have to rush the pups outside. I still wake up at the same time though.

    12. The Following User Says Thank You to smartrock For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-15-2019)

    13. #8
      Senior Dog
      zd262's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      California
      Posts
      990
      Thanked: 555
      We travel all the time, and 70% of the time we can bring Bubba. We have a friend watch him for us and I'm pretty sure she gives him a better life than we do haha. She is obsessed with him, comes home everyday at lunch to be with him, and takes him everywhere she goes all weekend. If it's for longer than a week then we have two boarding options that we like as backups. We prefer to try to plan trips where Bubba can come, but sometimes it's just not possible. I don't worry about him when we're gone because I trust the people watching him, but it's always really exciting to come home to him
      Hidden Content


      Bubba's instagram: @thebubbinator

    14. The Following User Says Thank You to zd262 For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-15-2019)

    15. #9
      Senior Dog
      Macy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Nebraska
      Posts
      1,005
      Thanked: 501
      I feel your pain. We are going on a cruise in three weeks. We have a lovely young woman coming to stay with Macy. Macy loves her and she gets even more spoiled. She did a "test run" weekend with Macy and it went great. I still hate leaving her. Before we discovered this young woman, I literally drove Macy four hours to my sister's house. It was worth the drive to have Macy live the life she is used to (attention, beds, ball, treats).

    16. The Following User Says Thank You to Macy For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-15-2019)

    17. #10
      Senior Dog
      MightyThor's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Bend, Oregon
      Posts
      1,704
      Thanked: 2520
      I travel a lot for work but my husband is always home with the pups so I don't worry. But I sure do miss them! We skype all the time and I swear I spend half the call talking to the dogs. And when we travel for fun we always plan trips where the dogs can come along. But recently my husband had something come up where he might have needed to travel last minute while I was abroad for work, so we scrambled the week before to interview local boarding places. The good news is that it was never needed since my husband didn't have to travel, but I'm really glad we went through the exercise of looking for a boarding place. We found two great places close to our house, the dogs have gone through their 'interviews' and I'd be comfortable leaving them either place if necessary. In fact I might even take them for some daycare sessions because I think they'd enjoy it so much! I'd miss them though, even if only a day.

    18. The Following User Says Thank You to MightyThor For This Useful Post:

      SamsonsMom (01-15-2019)

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •