Doggie DaycarePosted: February 4, 2012
About a year and a half ago, my sister and I bought my Mom a new beagle puppy. I would say we bought it for my parents, but really it was for my Mom. They have had a beagle since my first birthday when my uncle bought one for my birthday present. Initially, my Mom was not amused, but she loved Blossom in the end, and was quite sad when she died.
They have had a beagle ever since, there have also been a few beagle mixes, before designer dogs were the rage they had a beagle/poodle mix and a beagle/shitzu mix. All girls, all flower names. Blossom, Lily, Iris, Rosie, Jasmine, Glory and now Poppy.
My Mom loves this dog. I seriously think she may be a little bit obsessed with her.
Poppy is spoiled rotten. She gets new toys weekly, she gets new collars, new treats, etc. I think the dog has more toys than my kid.
My Mom takes Poppy to work with her. Now, she does work for our veterinarian, so it’s not like she’s taking her to the “office” but she does go to work with my Mom a few times a week to go to daycare. There are two other dogs at home that just stay home, and my Dad is now retired, and is at home as well.
Although, my Mom works for the veterinarian, she still has to pay for daycare services. Even with her employee discount my Mom pays more for doggie daycare per day then I pay for Mea to go to real life kid daycare. I shit you not.
They have made paintings with actual paint and canvas, they have birthday parties, in the summer they would have doggie ice cream socials, today at a birthday party they dressed the birthday dog up in a swimming suit and had a beach bash, they are so silly. Really.
I love my boys, but I wouldn’t pay for them to go to daycare, not even if they “had fun, and played with their friends.”