Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Freak then Seek

When I went to pick up Molly from day care yesterday, they told me that Wag is closing down as of October 1st! It seems the Roseville location (where Molly goes) is not making it financially, so it was a business decision to close down.

That put me into a big emotional spin, because Molly NEEDS daily dog care at a day care place. She cannot stay home alone. This is no luxury for her, it's a necessity. So, of course, I freaked. Cried. Ranted. Raged. (all in the car, by the way, not in public....). Then, true to my nature, I calmed down and decided I needed to act, not react.

So, today, with the help of a couple of the great people at Wag, I found another doggy day care for Molly. It costs a little bit more, but it's close, the place has been there for 8 years and isn't going anywhere, and the owner and her facility come very highly recommended. I visited there after work today, and liked it. I think Molly will be happy there.

The place is a lot different than Wag. First of all, at Waggin Tails, the dogs hang out on a 2-acre spread, outdoors. They have covered areas providing shade and shelter from the rain. There's lots of grass and straw, so Molly will be able to run around (or walk, more likely) without worrying about slipping, as Wag is an indoor facility. I am a little concerned about the winter, when it can get cold out, but we'll play it by ear. There's another dog that is 16 years old and deaf who hangs out - in fact, he's been coming for 7 years, so I think Molly will be just fine.

Well, another crisis averted. Now I can go off to New Mexico for my mini-vacay without worry.

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