For that day trip to see the New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Saturday, my dear wife Karen and I had to drop Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle off at the Shop City Animal Hospital before we picked up Steve and Kristen to start the journey.
And they don’t staff the front desk on Sunday.
I hate that part of it. Even though we were home in the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood all day Sunday, our dog had to stay put.
I pulled up at 8 sharp Monday morning, wanting to see our beloved rescue mutt.
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There was no wait involved. They asked me my business. I wasn’t sniffing around or marking my territory, just taking a photo or two with my iPhone 6.
Ah, yes, we’ll bring Ellie right out, the very nice receptionist said, going to the back.
I stationed myself with my phone in the corridor where Ellie B would appear.
My dog took one look at me from a far and …
… practically pulled the nice receptionist over in her haste to greet me after the two long days we’d spent away from each other.
At home, it was a short but happy greeting with my dear wife Karen before she had to depart for a Monday morning at SMG.
It took a bit for the dog to fully relax. Even after some backyard time,
Ellie B panted on the couch.
All of a sudden, Dogamous Pyle jumped down, entered her crate, relaxed, and looked at home again.
Where do you board your animals for a short trip? Does it take your pet a while to relax when they get back home? How can you tell when your pet feels comfortable?