The longest Ky's ever been crated is 8.5 hours and that was one day. My dad lives upstairs, and works about 2 blocks from home. He comes home every day for lunch and lets her out.
I leave the house at 6:45 and am home by 4. My dad leaves at 7 and is home by 3 ... Ky's out for an hour at lunch, and my dad lets her out when he gets home. When I get home she's not in her crate until the next morning when I leave for work again.
The one day my dad couldn't come home for lunch (about a month ago) was quite funny ... he emailed me in a panic ... I can't make it home for lunch, have meeting, will Ky be ok?
I had to chuckle as I emailed him back ... dad, she's 16 months old, she'll be fine.
HIM: R u sure?
ME: Yes, don't worry
HIM: I can stop by for 5 minutes before my meeting
ME: Don't worry
HIM: do you want me to call the neighbout
ME: GO TO YOUR MEETING DON'T WORRY
Considering my dad's never raised a dog and doesn't know much about them, it was pretty funny to see how concerned he was!!! He does love my girl tho!!!
Amina ... if it's a one-off kind of thing, seriously, don't worry about it. Yeah, it sucks, but life's not perfect. If you can get them a good run early in the morning to get rid of the "zoomies" they'll be more accepting of not being able to have the run of the house.
Have a great visit with your mom!
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