Leave her with my husband or my parents?
I just found out that I am possibly going to be going offshore for work for 30 days. It is a great learning opportunity, and nothing is set in stone yet, but I am trying to figure out what to do with Jade while I am gone.
I am the primary caregiver for Jade. My husband is her playmate. They play and rough house and wrestle, but he doesn't do any of the training or feeding or any of that. While I am fully confident that he could do it if necessary his schedule for the next few months is a bit crazy. He is finishing up his college degree and goes to school (over an hour away) from about 8am-9pm Tuesday and Thursday and he works from about 7am-6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. And he sometimes has to work weekends depending on what is going on. It is mostly the school days I am worried about. I normally work 8am-5pm and come home for an hour at lunch almost everyday. So it would be a bit of a schedule change for Jade. I know that she will adjust, I'm not sure it is the best option for her.
The other option is to have to stay at my parents house while I am gone. She adores my parents and loves to play with their lab. They live about 3 1/2 hours away. My mom's schedule is much more stable than my husband so I know that she would be getting feed at a reasonable time every day. The biggest hesitation I have is that she can be a bit of a handful and while I know my parents can handle it, I don't know if I want to force that upon them. My mom offered and said they would love to take her and I know that they would never complain but it is still a lot to ask.
I don't know what to do! Like I said, it isn't a for sure thing that I will be going, but I'm trying to get everything under control and in order if it does happen. Any ideas or thoughts? What would you do?
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