Sunday, January 31, 2010

What Does Your Puppy Do All Day? Mine Takes It to the Mat

You may not know this, because I sure didn't, but there is this thing called Puppy Daycare.

Puppy Daycare.

Let that sink in for a minute.

Like regular daycare, you pay a weekly fee which you are charged no matter if your puppy goes once a week or all five days. Unlike regular daycare, you do not have to obtain a second mortgage on your house to pay for it. You do, however, have to give up a week's worth of groceries. Okay, maybe a week's worth if I am shopping because I rarely buy us any meat. How do we survive? No wonder the cooking blog is so sparse.

In any event, B decided that Jersey should go to puppy daycare. He stumbled upon a place, checked it out, and brought home a flyer. I thought it was a bit pricey considering they recommended about 4 months of "daycare." The upside was that you could drop your dog off at 7 am and pick her up as late as 7 pm and someone else took care of her and attempted to potty train her during that time. In fact, that alone might just be worth the fee.

So, I thought we had decided it was too much money. I thought wrong. Come one Tuesday, I come home and inquire as to where Jersey was. B responds "at the daycare." Wait. What. Huh? When did "we" decide this? Memories of how Jersey came into our life suddenly flash in my head and I realize B is once again operating as a royal "we." Huh.

Then Jersey came home. She was happy and tired. Tired. As in not trying to bite my arm, chew my toes or jump in my lap every two minutes. Point made Puppy Daycare. You win this time.

Also? She got a report card. I wish I were kidding. See for yourself:

After I stopped laughing my ass off, I examined it a bit closer. How informative was this little orange piece of paper? (Yes, I know it looks yellow. Stupid scanner.) We know that Jersey had three playmates. Hopefully she didn't try to eat them like she does Brad. We know that she was happy and playful. No surprise there.

Wait. Talkative?

Let's not encourage that Puppy Daycare. Chester used to be quiet until Mooch taught him how to bother us and now he won't shut up.

Shy? Ha! They must have been talking about Teddy. Jersey is anything but shy.

Finally, we learned what our puppy likes for hobbies - going outside and wrestling. You don't say? How unusual for a puppy.

As you can see, this was money well spent. We basically paid $50 for an orange piece of paper filled with information we already knew and for someone to watch, entertain, and potty train our puppy. Who's fooling who here?

We are fools.

5 important things being said:

j'lynn said...

$50??? Please tell me that is like for the week or the month and not the day!

B="we"...nice! LOL ;) Men!!

And, what do you eat if you never buy meat? I just went to the meat market last weekend (not this weekend) and I spent like almost about $85 on meat and that was a cheap/quick visit! LOL

Of course tracking my expenses, I apparently grocery shop like I have a family of 15 and not a family of 2! WTF am I doing wrong here?!? LOL

Andhari said...

I think it's worth it though. I don't have dogs but people told me how they often annoyed when they're being too hyper, barking non stop or peeing/pooping everywhere. For pottytraining and everything, I'll say it' smoney well spent :D

Jennifer said...

I love it. I think it's worth it. My dogs are lazy as heck, but if they weren't I would for sure send them somewhere to get some of that energy out. Puppy energy is just crazy.

I love love love the report she gets at the end of the day. I wish they would say what kind of dogs her friends are!

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - that is definitely for the week not the day. As for what I eat, I eat things from the freezer, a lot of pasta or we eat out. You should know I dont cook very much. As for me, I grocery shop like I am a family of kids that just want to snack so we all know what I am doing wrong.

Andhari - it is really worth it. She needs to be around other animals and get trained. It still amuses me that such a thing exists. Someone had a genius idea.

Jennifer - Puppy energy is crazy. I love the report too. Sadly, that is the only one we ever got. Must be a suck you in type thing. Today we saw her mixing it up with a dog twice her size. Which is huge since she has grown twice her size. We are in trouble.

j'lynn said...

Thank goodness...for a week is doable! ;)

I guess I'm a meat eater because I put meat in with my pasta too! LOL Guess that explains why both of our freezers are filled with meat...and a little ice cream! hehe ;)

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