Over the weekend we went to my nieces wedding in Minnesota. Our friends who would be willing to dog sit were on vacation…so I decided that Ruby would have to go to the kennel. There’s an area vet that provides boarding and Ruby went there as a pup so I called and made arrangements.
Kelli and I went to pick her up Sunday night. As we were paying, there were lots of dogs barking. I said to the attendant, “Did you have lots of dogs?”. She said, “Eight but we have 21 next week. With having to spend 6 minutes with each dog, she’d be there for awhile.” Then she went in the back, let Ruby out and Ruby ran to us and peed in all her excitement.
I told the attendant that she had peed. She said, “Okay”. She didn’t get up to clean it up..nothing. Kelli was with so I looked at Kelli and Kelli looked at me wondering if we were suppose to clean up but saw no paper towels. Another lady was entering to pick up her dog so we just left wondering what was happening with the pee but figured it must not be our problem.
As I got in the truck my mind replayed and replayed what had happened and what was said….”six minutes with each dog…six minutes with each dog”. WHAT honestly, is that all Ruby got? Six minutes out of the kennel in the morning and six minutes out of the kennel at night. REALLY??? Is that all dogs get?? When I had originally called, I was told the dog was walked morning and night. I think I forgot to ask how long they were walked for. SIX minutes!?!!? Is this standard and I am over reacting or what??
It’s a good thing she forgives me….
I will be looking for some place else for Ruby to go. Anyone in the area know of anywhere?? I failed Ruby with only providing her with 12 minutes of out of the kennel time in in the 32 hours we were gone. I honestly feel horrible about this.