Life Is Too Short To Leave Your Dog At Home
The older we get, the more we realize what is important in life. Having life experiences is at the top of the list over material possessions. So many people are full of regret as they age, and never have I heard of anyone on their deathbed say they wish they bought that car, house, purse, or watch. What people desire and cannot get enough out of life is living and time.
Make Time For Yourself And Live Without Regrets
Everyone’s situation is different, and we do not judge. I know certain types of dogs cannot travel or do not travel well especially if they are sick or need medications. Your dog’s health and safety are the number one priority. We do not have family close by which makes it harder for us not to bring our dogs when we travel. There are not many people you can trust with something as priceless as your fur babies. Even if we were to trust someone or bring them to a boarding facility the cost associated with that is more money than bringing them with us. That right there is a no brainer for me.
Dogs Are Family And Our Best Friends
If I had a child, I might be able to imagine leaving them at home when they are older so that I could take a personal retreat, or romantic getaway with my spouse. Dogs are different. I have met people when traveling who told me that they miss their dog more than their own children. Yes, traveling with a dog is work, but so is everything in life. The thought of leaving them alone at home, when they do not understand where you are, or when you are coming home is heartbreaking. If we knew dogs could understand that you would only be gone for a short period of time, then perhaps things would be different. But they don’t. They only know that spending time with you is the most important thing in their life.
It Is Cheaper To Bring Them
We do not have family close by which makes it harder for us to leave them at home when we travel. There are not many people you can trust with something as priceless as your fur babies. The sad thought of bringing them to a boarding facility and the costs associated with that is more money than bringing them with us. I once looked at going to a yoga retreat in Asia which was not dog friendly. I was living in NYC at the time and would have had to drive 7 hours to Canada to drop them off at my family’s house. That would involve renting a car, paying for gas, and giving up the time that I would never get back from driving. Flying was not any less expensive and would also take a lot of time. The other option would have been to board our dogs which is more than $100 a day for each of them to be in a cage. No thanks!! After considering all the options and the fact that it was not dog friendly, I decided not to go. What’s a retreat without my girls?
Receive Unconditional Love
The love our dogs give us is the gift that keeps on giving. Sharing my special moments in life would not be the same without the sweet love that I get from Amy and Emily. Our trips are more meaningful, and the memories are more valuable when we travel with our fur babies.