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Old 10-02-2013, 08:39 PM
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Lucy goes to her agility instructor's home. She plays with cocker spaniels and border collies all day long. And avoids puppies like the plague.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:40 PM
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We mostly avoid vacations where the dogs can't come, but when we do it depends.

In the 3 years that I have had Summit I have left him for ONE night on two occasions. In the 1 year that I have had Kili I have left her for ONE night once.

First time was when I had to write my veterinary board exam. It was in a city about 45 minutes away but I didn't want to have to drive there in the morning because I was afraid I'd get lost and be late. Summit stayed home with my BF. I fed him and walked him before I left that night and gave BF instructions for walking/feeding him in the morning, and I was home by dinner.

This past weekend a good friend of mine got married 2.5 hours away. BF was out of town as well. Thought about taking the dogs and day care/boarding them for the day/night. Then instead just asked one of my technicians to stay at my house overnight.

In January I have to leave them for a whole week! Brother-in-law is getting married in Mexico. I'm looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. Chances are the dogs will board at my friend's kennel. She used to be one of our technicians and she has a whippet so I'd feel good about that.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:03 PM
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He comes with me when possible. When he can't he either stays with my neighbors who he absolutely adores or boards at his daycare. He's very happy either way.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:05 PM
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Logan goes with me always.

Gavroche sometimes goes, sometimes he stays with my family.

Granted, I've never really had a "vacation." All my trips are pretty much planned around dog stuff.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:24 PM
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Honestly vacations without dogs are rarely that fun for us, hell we took the girls to Alaska with us. That said we will be hard pressed anymore, my two mal approved dog sitters are in Vegas. Maybe Phelan will be easier than B and S, who knows.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:37 PM
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this makes me feel like a bad person..
because I can't imagine taking a relaxing vacation WITH merlin.
Not that he is high maintenance or hard to take care of at all, because he's not and he adjusts very well to most places when I do take him on trips..

I just go on vacations to abandon all responsibilities and as much as I love him..he's a responsibility. It's like bringing a kid along, of course they add to the fun sometimes but sometimes you just wanna sleep til 3 PM and party til 4 AM and drink at the pool and not care about anything except when the spa opens.

Plus he would hate it. Beach lounging, drinking, dancing, sight seeing, shopping..doesn't very much scream "doggy fun times"
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:53 PM
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this makes me feel like a bad person..
because I can't imagine taking a relaxing vacation WITH merlin.
THIS. To me it is not really a vacation if the dogs are there!

That being said, I don't do vacations. On the rare occasion we have gone somewhere other than our cabin, there has been a family member/friend staying behind who has watched them. Juno had to be boarded once 3 years ago, because she was a high maintenance young dog and I didn't want to put that responsibility on my friend who was staying at the house with Lucy - but nowadays that wouldn't be necessary.

But yes. We never go anywhere anyway.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:56 PM
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There is a special needs type boarding facility here that is worth its weight in gold. It is the only place I would EVER leave Frodo. They are amazing, he loves it there. He probably likes it more than he does here When we get there he runs out into the yard and pretty much yells SEE YA! at me from the other end of the yard Even when I pick him up he is pretty much like "Oh hey! Where ya been? Didja see my cool place here?" It's like his heaven...

I've yet to go somewhere without Siri. She's come camping with me, to Chicago with me, to freaking Pennsylvania with me!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:05 PM
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We relax with dogs, I am always on edge without them. We gain pleasure seeing them happy. It's really a to each their own thing. My mom hated vacations sans kids, she loved seeing us enjoy things, but some people love them.
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