With several California trips on the horizon and a vacation in Vancouver and Whistler planned for the end of July, I had to scramble to book a kennel for our Bichon, Roxy. I’m not sure what the price per day is in your area, but it has gotten expensive here in Boulder. My husband, Danny, didn’t grow up with pets, but I know deep down he loves Roxy. Today, his love must have been buried just a little deeper.
After catching up with other blogs, I chatted with Danny about our vacation plans:
ME: I can’t believe how expensive the kennel has gotten.
Danny looks up from reading the newspaper and we lock eyes.
ME: It’s going to cost $33.00 a day to board Roxy and that’s with a 25% discount for booking her for more than five days and another percentage off for being a frequent boarder.
DANNY: That seems like a lot of money.
ME: I gotta believe it’s like fifty bucks a day to board a dog. That’s super expensive.
Danny stared at me while pondering. I imagined him calculating the cost of boarding Roxy over the next year.
DANNY: We should leave her at the kennel and get a new dog when we come back from vacation.
I laughed until my cheeks hurt.
Don’t worry, Roxy. He was kidding.
Will you be boarding a pet this summer? Is it expensive where you live? Are you going on any vacations? Want to board Roxy for us?