Brinkley & Neyland's Mom· Registered
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Nov 15 2004, 09:05 PM
This is a good question! I have 2 babies. Noriko is about 4 lbs and alot easier to take care of because she is well behaved and little. Buttercloud, however, is 11 lbs and a little on the opposite side. He needs more attention than Noriko and his barking can get annoying. I am so afraid to leave them at a boarding place because HELLO! I spoil my maltese and I dont think anyone will give my babies the right attention. teehee. My vet boards cats and dogs but they only take them out like 2 times a day. I take my dogs out 5-7 times a day. Can annoying ease my mind about a boarding place too?
Tlunn--will you babysit for me if I need ya? lol
Of course I would!!!
Just wondering how much boarding is? I think when we had to keep our bassett at the vet b/c we were on vacation and he had some small tumor things removed while we were gone....he was there a week....I think it was like 7.00 a day or something for him. I know it wasn't too much or I would have flipped out with the procedure and boarding cost.A couple of other thoughts for you: what about a pet sitting service? The ones in my area charge approx. $12 per visit and stay about 1/2 hour. If they came 3 times a day how would that compare to the price of the kennel? That would only work it your puppy is gated, rather than crated, and uses the pee pads.
We are taking our whole family, including grandparents, on a trip to Vegas the weekend before Christmas. Our usual sitters (the daughters and grandparents) will be with us so my younger daughter's roommate at college will come and stay at my house and care for the two dogs. I am paying $75 a day for this, but truthfully would pay more if necessary.[/B]
I pay a highschool girl to come and take care of the three cats when I am gone to visit family or on vacation...and another neighbor boy that takes care of the lab and bassett in the kennel outside. I pay both of them 25-30 dollars for the whole time we are gone. I know neither of them stay long enough to play or give much attention. Lauren scoops the litter boxes and gives them food-I also ask her to look around and make sure they haven't had hairballs etc. Kenny feeds the dogs outside and lets them run a minute while he cleans the kennel out. Neither of them complain about the money and are willing to do it again when I ask-so I don't guess I am being too cheap
As I have said before, this time with Brinkley has been quite stressful. We are taking him with us...and paying for a hotel to stay in. That is killing our budget and will probably end up being part of my Christmas. But, I wouldn't have it any other way. Leaving the cats for a few days is nothing like leaving him. The cats will probably appreciate the vacation from him actually!