Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yay, Vacay!

So, here I am on Vacation.  Every year when we travel the kids salivate over this water park we pass.  It's always looked like a nightmare to the grownups, so we've just scooted on by.  This year, we decided to rent a room and let 'em check it out.  So we found a place that would let us stay with our Shihtzu and packed up.  I don't usually stay in a room with my dog, so it never occurred to me that they wouldn't let us LEAVE the dog in the room alone for a few hours.  I brought his kennel and everything thinking he'd be safe there for three or four hours.  I certainly can't leave him in the car, right? (I hate it when people do that on a hot day. Sadists.)  Anyway, the bottom line is we can't leave the dog...which was the whole point of the room in the first place.  I could have just gone to the park and then got in the truck and driven the rest of the way to the cabin.

So, I get on the phone and find a really nice "doggy resort" where I can stow my baby for the day.  Cool.  When I call them they say he has to have current shots to stay with them and play with friends.  No sweat, it's early so I'll just call our vet and have them fax a vaccination record.  Why is nothing easy?  Turns out Swiffer's shots expired just a few days ago.  Had I known THAT I would have had him to our vet before I took him out of state and into a forest with all sorts of rabies-likely critters like raccoons, squirrels, bats, dogs.....Sigh.

Well, the Hub is the brains of this outfit.  He walks in and I tell him the sitch and he says, "so call a vet and get the shots." Huh. WHAT A GOOD IDEA! So I called a vet's office near the doggy resort (like almost next door) and they had him in and good to go in less than an hour.  They were good at handling him (he thinks he's pretty special and doesn't like to be handled by strangers) and they insisted on talking to my vet at home first, too, which made me think better of taking him to a strange doc.  AND it was half the price.  Wow.

So he's going to his first day in preschool tomorrow, boo hoo.  Maybe I'll take pictures for this milestone event, lol. 

And I'm going to a water park.  Should be interesting seeing as how I hate sweating, swimming, feeling like I'm falling, being touched by strange people and generally being out of control of, well...anything.  Those of you who know me will know how funny this is.

Wish me luck.  :)

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