So it is the Holidays, I am not sure what that exactly means for me. I don’t get any special presents or anything. Mom mentioned to me that every day is like a holiday for me and as I am the most spoiled dog on this planet that there will be no additional presents. This seems to be unfair. I have seen all my friends with new toys and interesting outfits on. Okay, I can do without any outfits (not my style!).
There was however, one unusual event. I might have mentioned before that I go to daycare once a week. I love my daycare! When I walk in, everyone knows my name and is excited to see me. I have lots of friends there. I get to play all day outside in a great big yard with lots of different activities. There is a pool, dog houses and things to climb. I love to climb on everything! This is because I am a curious dog and want to see everything that is going on. So, Mom and I went to daycare as usual this past week. I had a great time but when it came time for Mom to pick me up and go home, she did not come! What is going on here? Instead, I was taken into the big room inside with a ton of other dogs. There were dog beds everywhere and a couch for humans. It slowly dawned on me that I was expected to sleep here. What? Where is Mom? Now, I vaguely remember doing something like this before but it was a long time ago and I wasn’t exactly thrilled about it. You see I sleep on the bed every night with Mom and I am tucked up close as can be to her. I like the human contact; it makes me feel safe and loved.
Well, I admit I got a little concerned and whimpered a bit. I know I should be a big dog about it but I miss my Mom. One of the people at daycare noticed that I was a little upset and called me over. He said don’t worry buddy you can cuddle with me tonight on the couch. So I did and that worked! I settled down and went to sleep. The next day I played all day with my friends and waited for Mom to pick me up. She did not come for me again! I had to sleep at daycare again but this time I did not get upset. I was too tired from playing all day so I went right to sleep (next to one of my human friends). This pattern continued on for 5 days! Finally, in the middle of my play on the 5th day, I was called out of the yard and there was my Mom! I was happy to see her but a little annoyed as well. I greeted her but was a little reserved about it. I just wanted her to know that this situation should not become a habit. I was very happy to go home as I was very tired. You know it is hard work to play all day.
So this is what the Holidays mean to me – no new toys, dog boarding, and a very guilty Mom afterwards. I am sure I can use this to my advantage!