Monday, August 08, 2005

On a scale of 1 to 10

How shitty a person does it make me to leave my dog with my dad for 2 weeks just to make my life easier?

I love my dog. Surely you can tell that from the many pictures and fawnings.

Here's the thing, though, I'm driving to NH this weekend, then back to NYC on Sun, working a couple of days, doing much wedding stuff for at least 2 days, then driving back to NH for a week. Whenever I'm in NH the pooch stays with my dad in MA. The regular rental car routine is:

1. pick up rental car in Manhattan (it's cheaper, it's an insurance thing, I don't know)
2. drive to Brooklyn
3. load dog and stuff into car
4. drive to MA
5. drop dog/visit dad
6. drive to NH

Then you reverse that process on the return.

Also the dog isn't a fan of being left behind. Lots of separation anxiety. So is the answer to soothing that only leaving her once but for 2 weeks or leaving her 4 times over the course of 2 weeks, not counting days when I'll have someone else taking care of her in Brooklyn so I can do wedding stuff?

We've had a lot of bad dog news in our neighborhood over the past year or so. In the realm of living each day with your dog as though it could be your last I hate to go away from her at all. But I did just get her checked up and she's said to be in rip roaringly good health. So, I don't know.

I'm open to thoughts and suggestions. Anyone?

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