Saturday, November 22, 2008

Granddog Sleepover


The Cones and Franklins are looking forward to a Thanksgiving weekend getaway to Portland (except Alex who may be abandoning us because he can work all weekend here in town  :( ).  One of the downsides (and there are more than one, mind you) to being dog owners is that you have to figure out what to do with the dogs when you leave town.  Our dogs are adults now and can be left with minimal supervision in our back yard.  However, Whitney and Travis's dogs are basically still youngsters and tend to get into mischief when left alone.  What one doesn't think of to get into, the other one does.  And without mom and dad at home, they tend to bark (doing the watchdog thing), which makes the neighbors less than happy.  

It would not be a problem for them to stay in our backyard with our dogs except that we leave access to our garage for our dogs and if Chloe and Ali had the same access, the entire contents of the garage within reach would probably end up in the backyard.  Keith suggested we put them in what used to be our pygmy goat pen and barn.  In order to make sure that this situation will work, we're doing a test run.  Chloe and Ali are coming to spend the night.  This is not exactly the kind of grandchild sleepover I had pictured when Whit and Trav got married, but I do greatly enjoy time with the granddogs.  If this works, it could be the answer to the doggie dilemna.  

I'll keep you posted.  

2 Comments:

At November 24, 2008 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Chaffin Family said...

We love our dog and can't wait until next Sunday when our puppy will join our family but you are right about going out of town. It is hard when you have animals. we can not leave our house to much with Dakota's eye surgery so I am having to plan everything around my sick guy.

 
At November 24, 2008 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Cathey said...

They are worth the trouble, but trouble they can be! Hope Dakota is on the mend. Have fun with the new puppy! P.S. Ali the Aussie quickly figured out how to escape the pen we put her in, so it's back to the drawing board. SIGH....

 

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