I’m taking advantage of a three-day weekend and going out of town so for the first time I put my doggies in a kennel. I dropped them off yesterday because my flight leaves before they’re open. I did not think of taking a blanket or a pillow for their stay so I decided I would swing by on my way to the airport to leave their pillows by the kennel’s entrance.
As luck would have it, they have a glass door and my doggies are staying only a few feet from the entrance. I tried not to get their attention but as soon as I set foot in front of the door I saw them tapping their feet and barking.
I quickly left the “crime scene” thinking that they would come down by the time I got in the car and drove off but I shouldn’t look in the glass door as I was driving away. They were still quite upset that I did not go in to get them. I felt horrible that I could not or would not want to cancel my trip to have them with me.
I made the resolution that after this trip I would take them with me wherever I go but I’m a practical person and that’s not going to be good for them or me. Then I thought that I would become a home body and never travel again but I quickly realize that’s not going to happen either as I love traveling.
These are the first pets I have ever had that are truly mine and I have learned so much from them. One of them has shown me that in order to get what you want sometimes you must make absolutely sure that you tell the person what you want. She ‘s done hat by taking no for an answer whenever she wants to get petted.
The other one has shown that if you give up at the first sign of trouble, you will never get your needs met. He’s done that by allowing his more pushy, take-no-for-an-answer sister to push him away every time she wants all the attention.
The both have taught me unconditional love. I can’t wait to pick them up when I come back from my trip.