Cut the Umbilical Cord

Today I drove over to the kennels and picked my precious dogs up after leaving them for three nights.  It was my elderly Cavalier that I was most worried about but as I approached I could see he was fine. He was sitting in a little kennel amongst the rugs I had taken over, watching what was going on. It was obvious that they had been well cared for and that despite high humidity and amazing thunder storms they had been fine.  Perhaps more importantly they leaped into the car and as soon as they got home slid straight back into the routine they know so well.   This is a huge relief for me. I have done it! I have cut the umbilical cord and will now be able to go away whenever I want to.  For the moment I have no destination in mind. This does not matter. Knowing my beloved companions really are safe will give me the peace of mind to accept invitations and go to places where it is not appropriate to take them.  

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Jolly good! Now to plan a lovely trip.
Hugs
Sel
deleted_user
deleted_user

My dog is old and the kennel I take him to is good, but he is always so ecstatic when I pick him I that I hate to leave. If I am going to have any freedom he must stay there at times. His going on 14 and apparently will live a few more years.
Love......
deleted_user
deleted_user

Good news for you! Terrific.
pneylan
pneylan

Delighted to hear it all went so well. It must be a great relief and comfort to you. You\'ll know when it\'s the right time to take a trip you want to and you\'ll now know that you can do it without worrying about your dogs. Patrick
Lininsocal
Lininsocal

My three Miniature Pinschers are my safety excuse from committing myself to activities and trips. One of my dogs is diabetic and needs shots twice a day. My husband and I even considered buying a motorhome just so we could take trips and take them with us. I really do need to break free from this and live life instead of hiding behind their \"need\" for me to always be there. Reading this goal has put the thought in my head that I too can make this cut. After adjusting myself to this I may make this a goal to achieve.