How do people go away for a vacation without their animals?!
I "foolishly" said yes to my best friend when she asked me if I could go with her out of town for the weekend for her son's hockey tournament. Her husband couldn't get the weekend off, they were calling for some weather and she knows I don't mind driving in the snow.
Well, I went out and bought everything that my animals might need/want (probably enough for about a month)and wrote the schedule down for my husband!
-Coca needs her "pills" when we give the dog her meds in the morning (Coca gets a couple of treats but they have to come out of her own pillbox (got a fresh one from the vet).
Then she needs to do her morning walk around the house BEFORE the dogs are let out.
She eats x much wetfood at 7:30 but she only eats in her own room.
-Whisper gets x much wet but he won't eat it unless it's put on the windowsill in the living room and he won't start eating until you get his motor going by giving his back a good rub.
-Gizmo gets her food mixed with a bit of warm water and eats it in our room.
She only drinks from glasses so they need to be kept full at the various spots I have them.
She can only have a certain amount of treats over the day, otherwise she gets a bad tummy!
-our dogs get so much kibble mixed with a tablespoon of natural plain yogurt except for sunday mornings - then I crack 1 egg each with their kibble and mix it in.
Take the kongs and fill it with yogurt and put it in the freezer for their night time treat.
Give them their supplements and a treat after.
Before you go to work, put them in the kennels with their other Kong toy - no other toy in there when they are alone!
Similar routine in the evenings..
I was so stressed over the weekend over my animals that I really didn't enjoy myself that much.
I even wrote down what each of the cats like as in how to pick them up, what kind of rubs they want and so on.. Who does that?! Lol
I really wish I could be one of those people that can leave their animals with a person they trust and that be enough.
Hubby says I got issues! Lol
Please tell me I ain't the only one that needs to know their spoiled brats gets the same routine while away!