My hubby and I are leaving town on the 4th for a long weekend in northern New Hampshire. I am feeling more than a little guilty about leaving the dogs, especially so soon after losing Moses. These plans are with my family, and have been in the works for months, so we are really committed. We’ve also been looking forward to it very much, and the time away will be good for us.
We were even more concerned about the fact that our scheduled pet sitter was new for us, and she had her own personal issues going on, and we hadn’t even met her yet (she was coming through a mutual pet sitter friend). Thank goodness, my close friend Sheryl became available for us, just as we were going through everything with Moses. Sheryl used to pet sit for us a lot years ago, but then her living circumstances changed and she no longer could. Since then, my sister has been caring for the animals, but she is going with us on the trip! Sheryl’s circumstances had changed once again, enabling her to help us out this time, much to my great relief. The dogs and cats know her and her son, and they love both of them. We feel so much more comfortable leaving now, knowing they will be in good hands, with someone we all know and love.
Neither of our girls are nuts about thunderstorms and fireworks, but nothing phases Kobi. Kobi has always been very laid back, and now he is getting deaf also, and he’s totally oblivious when he falls asleep. The girls are another story. We have discussed it, and Sheryl knows just what to do to get them through it, so hopefully they all will be looking just like this: RELAXED, or as close to it as possible!
Here’s a reminder of ways to keep your dogs safe through the 4th:
We hope you enjoy your celebration of our country’s Independence Day, no matter where you are or how you are celebrating!