I had to say goodbye to my sweet dog, Pepper, this morning. It's only been 12 hours, and I am missing her greeting me at the door, jumping up and down with excitement when I picked up her leash, bringing her water dish into the living room and dropping it noisily on the floor to tell us it was empty, her almost perfect obedience. When I said "Bedtime" to her, she would gallop into the crate and wait for me to close the door, with a grin on her face.
But my wife and I discussed it and decided it was for the best. We are having workmen in the house for 6 our of the next 9 days, and it would be stressful for her. So, we've sent her to be boarded with a trainer until the work is finished. Nine sleeps until I see her again! How will I survive!?