Thursday, February 4, 2010

Doggy Day Care

I've been out of town for a couple days for a trade show (at the Gaylord Opryland Resort/Convention Center in Nashville... so awesome!) and yesterday was the first day King had to go to a doggy day care because I obviously wasn't at home, and Mark had class all day, and we didn't want to leave him in his kennel all day long. So far we've had luck leaving him out, alone in the apartment for a few hours at a time, but trusting him for 10 hours is pretty much out of the question.

So as I was driving back from Nashville last night, I called Rambo to see how King did at his first day. Here are some snippets of the conversation... from Mark's end.

"I don't know about that place babe. There's no grass for him to play on... it's just a big concrete area. And you know how he won't go potty on concrete."*

"And when he got in the car he just seemed so happy to see me, like he hadn't been happy all day."

"And when you pay for extra play/take-out sessions, how do you know they actually take him out during those times? You can't know!"

"I don't know if I'll ever be able to leave our children at a day care, how do you know how they really treat your children?"

Rambo squishes spiders with his bare hands. He hangs giants pictures of fish on our walls and gets excited about the Bass Pro Catalog. He likes to go hang out in the garage. He's manly.

But here he is worrying about if our puppy had a good day at day care, and relating that to taking our not-yet-exsistant kids to pre-school. So sweet, yes, but I feel bad for our children who will likely have two ridiculously overprotective parents. I was sort of counting on Rambo to be the easy-going one. Sorry kids.

*I just want to note that I don't think the daycare was bad, I think King was in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. So it makes sense that he may have been a bit unhappy.


  1. rambo's secret future is as a psycho swim dad. YES!

  2. PS - I hate how this thing calls me Elaine :(

  3. Rambo used to have to watch staples getting put in his knee when he got hurt as a kid...Poor guy! I am sure King was just scared at his first day of daycare :) I take Chantilly to Dog Dayz, she doesn't stop playing all day and comes home all worn out. They let them outside in this grassy area to potty. You could give it a shot? Rambo will be an awesome dad!