today, the pet hotel picked up koda, who will be staying there for the next two weeks. we are trying another boarding kennel this time, because every time koda came back from the old kennel, she was always feverish and lethargic. we hope this one will be better.
so, earlier today, we took koda out to lunch with us, where the dog and the baby sat around and drooled over our meal. then, we all jumped into our bed and played for a while. aina couldn’t get enough of koda. i wonder if she will miss koda when she’s in Jakarta…
ari and i, though, are missing koda already. i’m always sad whenever i have to leave koda more than a day. i always think it’s unfair that she can’t come with us wherever we go. she’s a very nice dog who behaves well… too bad that in this world, dogs (or pets) in general are quite restricted in terms of traveling and there is no convenient way to take my “man’s best friend” around, even though i think she deserves some traveling, too.
so, just like any other time, i became restless and was upset a few days before the pick up. i feel guilty that i have to leave her and worried that she may not enjoy her stay in the hotel. and just like any other time, whenever the guy from the pet hotel picks koda up, she jumps in joy and voluntarily goes into the van… we don’t even need to put her on leash. she was so excited with the smell of all different dogs on the man’s clothing and in the van… seeing her happy and excited makes me feel less guilty. if koda looks happy when she leaves the house, i can assume that koda is happy during her stay. and i hope, my assumption is right.
tonight, though, i’m going to miss having her curling on my feet.
oh i understand how that feels to be so guilty when leaving my furry child at home while i travel. but this world doesn’t make it easy to travel with pets (unless you’re paris hilton :p). i’m sure koda will enjoy her new “hotel” this time and i hope she will be feeling great when she comes home. that’s very worrying that she comes home feverish + lethargic after her other kennel visit.
have a great trip thalia! happy holidays to you!
Thal, like what we talked about a few weeks ago, hoping for a pet-friendly world too!
happy mudik thal! 🙂