I have a dilemma and I need your help. I’m planning on going home for about three weeks when the handsome man in the photo above deploys. Home, if you remember, is in New Mexico and I’m currently in Georgia. Usually I’d have no problemo hopping on a plane and flying home. But now that we have a dog I have no idea what to do.
Here are my options, and I’d love for you to weigh in with your opinions/experiences.
1. Let Her Fly. Pros: We’d get home fast, I’d get to see her every day, and she won’t have to deal with other people taking care of her. Cons: It will cost more for her to fly than it will for me and I’ve heard if the temperature is hotter than 85 degrees they won’t let animals fly (it gets too hot out there on the flight line).The thought of traveling with a pet stresses me out just thinking about it.
2. Kennel. Pros: She would have someone taking care of her and I wouldn’t have the added stress of traveling with an animal. Cons: I’ve seen pictures of places here in town and it makes me really, really sad to think of leaving her in a teeny room for three weeks.
3. We Drive. Pros: She’s with me and I don’t have to worry about how hot it gets or leaving her in a tiny room. Cons: She’s in car for 8 hours a day, except for when we stop. It’ll cost a lot for hotels and gas.
4. Find a Friend. We find someone reputable to come over to our house and feed her twice a day.
I’m completely torn on what to do. Help, please!