doggie daycare f.a.i.l

I’m an anal packer.

(I’ll have you know I wrote that sentence with zero pretense and then Tim saw it and was all, “You can’t say THAT. You’re an anal packer…versus an anal (pause pause) packer.” Obviously, my annunciation on the sentence was VERY different than his. And because I’m me and who needs to edit…the sentence didn’t get the axe).

This packing, um, anally, applies to everything. Including packing up food and toys for the dogs when they are going to stay at doggie daycare for awhile.

When I say anal I mean as in every. single. food. bag is labeled with their name, the date and AM or PM.

Why? It is not that I think everyone is incompetent and forgetful.

I just know better.

everyone is incompetent and forgetful.

That or I know that caring for multiple dogs + multiple employees = people forget things.

So, to remedy this and make it as idiot proof as possible, I label and I bring folders and have instructions written on their forms and I have a special bag JUST FOR THEIR STUFF.

Apparently, none of this matters one hill of beans difference because this last time we picked them up after a weeklong stay?

They lost one of our toys (and it was one of those stuffing-less fox toys that aren’t exactly in the dollar bin at the pet store, claimed the dogs ran out of food – including BOTH extra “emergency” bags of food that I put in for EACH dog and they smelled like a giant Bernese Mountain Dog had been chewing on their heads after eating piles of poo.

I’ve yet to figure out how their toys became “community” property, I know they were either over-fed or their food was given to some hopeless Poodle because I KNOW they had enough food and we paid for them to be bathed because I didn’t want to load two dogs smelling like the sewer into my car after a week scrounging around with other mutts.

FAIL.

Suffice it to say that will be our last time there because $300+ dollars later and we didn’t even receive a phone call about our lost toy (as promised) or a reasonable explanation as to how they “ran out” of food.

Doggie daycare is ridiculously expensive and $300+ for FIVE (and a half) DAYS? This anal packer expects perfection.

PERFECTION.

Related: I LABEL THE BAGS, PEOPLE. IT ISN’T THAT COMPLICATED.

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6 Responses to “doggie daycare f.a.i.l”


  1. 1 finnegan2749 July 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Interesting little piece like it.

  2. 3 Shannon July 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I was getting pisses reading this for you. How hard is it? I’m the same way…anal packer…but there is a reason for it. So there is no excuse for something to happen. How frustrating. I would be finding a new place too.

  3. 4 Mrs Loquacious July 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I get very possessive about where my fur-niece gets dog-sat when my sis and bro-in-law go on holidays. *I* read the online reviews and scrutinize the pictures and read between the lines. So I totally understand the anal-ness.

  4. 5 Taryn September 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    If you ever need a pet sitter, I know a great one!


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