Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Routine on Vacation

My parents survived having the 4 dogs by creating a strict routine that mostly went like this.

7 am: Pups up and taken out 1 at a time for bathroom break.
8 am: Puppy breakfast. Each pair fed in a different location. This was one of the most chaotic times of the day.
8:45: Exercise: While they tried various walking groups in the end the best was - Hailey and the Big Guy go for a walk (as Hailey can not be off leash), and Grammie and the other 3 go to the beach to play ball/swim (Lake Huron is Grammie and the Big Guy's front yard so it is easy to get to the beach)
9:30: Puppy nap time
1:00 - bathroom break
5:00 - dinner time
6:30 - Kong followed by a chewy/cookie for my two who don't like the chewies
9:00 - bathroom break
Bedtime: Big Guy and Tendra in the master bedroom; Grammie and Lee in the guest room; boy puppies in the living room. 


"Phod is in my bed"

As Hailey has proven to not always be 100% trustworthy, the 4 dogs were never left alone. One parent stayed home at all times.

It was very relaxing to know that the pups were in the best, loving hands while we were away. I know we didn't worry the same as if they were in puppy jail. 

Thanks Mom and Dad for taking such good care of our pups while we were off seeing the world. We look forward to having you at our place in a few weeks for Christmas! 


  1. That's quite a daily routine. I bet everyone was ready for bed by bedtime!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. That's quite a busy schedule! I bet your parents are exhausted.

  3. Best pairs of safe hands and we know that must have helped you enjoy your holiday.Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hari OM
    Oh how wonderful to have such 'grand' parents!!! They sure did a sterling job. Hailey and Zaphod, I sure hope you realise just how very very very lucky you are!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. having a routine does make things easier

  6. That must be such a relief - our Monty is a runner and the thought of leaving him with anyone scares the heck out of us.

    Your folks are gems!

    Monty and Harlow

  7. That is one crazy routine...but at least everyone got it down and all worked out well!

  8. OMD they REALLY did Plan thingys out WELL so that everybuddy would have a good time together. THAT is BRILLIANT. We give the GRAND Peeps.... an A+ fur a Job WELL DONE.

  9. your parents are fabulous. It's not easy to manage 4 dogs and I think they had a perfect plan to make it as comfy as pawsible for all furkids. Hope Santa reads this post and fills their stocking with tasty things :o)
    Easy Rider

  10. That was a blessing that you had your momma and da to help out and they had a really well planned out schedule.
    stella rose

  11. Aren't our parents the best
    Lily & Edward

  12. Gotta love Grammies!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Having a routine definitely makes things easier! It sounds like your pups had a wonderful vaca!! ;D

  14. That's fantastic that the Grands moved their schedule around to accommodate the grand-dogs.

    We go to the kennel so SHE doesn't have to worry about us!

  15. How wonderful to have such good pup sitters. For several years our niece has stayed at our house when we went anywhere overnight or longer. Now she is married, don't know what we will do when she is no longer willing to do it
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  16. Great pupper sitters hey...thats what our Mom & Dad are also....we get to keep the sons pups when he goes outta town...but we have no schedule, just whatever....the only thing on strict notice here is OUR DINNER!

    The Mad Scots

  17. That is a major schedule!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - To get a good explanation of what is going on with the Blogger Word verification thing, and how to get around it, check out Auntie YAM's post: http://inimaynaelcammeno.blogspot.com/

  18. So did Lee get to sleep in the big bed with Grammy? Too bad for the boys they got left out but hopefully they got to sleep on the couch instead.

  19. I think that's a great routine!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  20. Nothing better than grandpeeps!!!!!

    Aroo to you,

  21. You are so lucky to have an ideal place for the dogs to stay while you travel. They went all out by the looks of that schedule :)

  22. Dear Ojo's cousin Lee,

    Phod is a bed hog. You should take his precious for hostage. Perhaps he would trade then?



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