We’re back! We took a few days off and headed out of state for some much-needed R&R. We spent a glorious week in beautiful North Carolina, one of my favourite states.
It was lovely and we hated to leave, but by the end of the trip we missed our furkids so badly that we were anxious to be home. Without question, our first night back was the best night’s sleep either one of us had all week. It was lovely to be in our own bed, covered by snoring pugs. Even Munch made a point to hop up on the bed for a bit. Heaven!
Undoubtedly, one of the things that allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves was knowing that our furkids were being well looked after back here. We never board our guys – Denny has only ever slept in a kennel when we made the crossing on the Queen Mary. Instead we have family or friends come house-sit/pug-sit. It’s a lot to ask someone, but we are fortunate enough to have the perfect people to help us out. Richard’s parents watched the house & kids last year when we took a trip. But usually it’s our good friend Auntie Cindy who looks after the brood. She loves these guys and they absolutely adore her!
Thankfully she also has the patience of a saint to put up with my 2-page (single spacing) set of instructions for the care of our guys. I don’t think I’ve bothered to tell her where the fuse box or fire extinguisher for the house is, but I’ve detailed each animals food, supplements, medications and elimination regime. I’ve also spelled out idiosyncrasies in their behavior & routine so that she is aware that Denny likes to sit on the sofa arm to watch telly at night and Maggie hides in a donut bed under Richard’s desk during thunderstorms.
Lord only knows what she thinks when she starts reading these things! But she says she doesn’t mind at all and manages to not roll her eyes at me whilst I’m standing there, so I don’t feel so silly. Meanwhile, every time we go away we are satisfied that they are in the best possible hands. And every time we come home the furkids are healthy and happy. We are very lucky indeed!