Ahhhh its always drama with me. Here's is the boarding Fletcher story. My husband's grandmother lives about 7 hours drive from us, every summer she throws a Birthday party cough cough, she invites the family to the farm to do some work, for a long weekend. Last year the men, repainted a barn and built her a table outta reclaimed wood from the hay stack wood. I say the men because that how she says it, actually my daughter and I prefer labor rather than "visiting" with Grandmother. I love her she is family but......bless her, her personality sucks, she just complains mostly. She will be 95 years old this year and owns and lives on the family farm (its an estate really....been in her family forever) it is a "working farm" there is a caretaker who runs it but he works for her. Too long of a story. Yes, she lives alone at 95, has a housekeeper/nurse but is healthy. I agree turning 95 is a BIG reason to celebrate....but...........even tho we are always invited to stay at the house I hate it because she has silly what she calls "southerner rules", like children must not run inside or touch the furniture. Yes, she mails us a formal invitation with the rules Its her house she can make up 100 rules I do not care, however we opt to stay in one of the many outbuildings on the property (all former guest rooms, when the property was run as an inn then Bed and Breakfast) I have NO problem with that but she has ONE rule I just cannot live by this year. NO ANIMALS INSIDE!!!! My husband would rather skip the whole event this year too, he hates that she always makes the men work, but it is his Grandmother so......... I would rather stay at a pet-friendly hotel but he says that will offend her. We take our poodle but he's fine sleeping on the porch, Fletcher out in the hot weather all day then sleeping on the porch????? No way. My only option is to either board Fletcher for 5 days or not go..........I told my husband he might not be able to go with a broken leg Just kidding, maybe......no its a joke.
So any advice, we have boarded other dogs before with my vet and they are will taken care of but still he will only be 6 months old...........
I hear by promise when and if I get lucky enough to be so old I will not be like Grandmother!!!!!