One of the nicest things Rosa's foster mom Jean did for us (aside from letting us adopt her!) was offer to babysit for an afternoon when we were struggling to raise two puppies as newbie dog owners. We didn't take her up on it because we were stubborn, but I can certainly see the benefit to an occasional time-out, at least during the puppy stage!
Niko: American Showline GSD 5 years old
Rosa: American Muppet Dog (GSD/Border Collie mix) 5 years old
I would have wanted to let that woman know how committed you were to all the rescues/rehab and special needs dogs you've taken in.
A break is good for the soul, refreshment.
I've only had a break from my dogs when I've gone on mission trips and missed them so much.
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Everyone needs a break sometimes. **** our puppy while wonderful and, sweet drives me crazy regularly. My boyfriend and, I tag in and out on who's turn it is to deal with our bundle of trouble. Honestly people like that crack me up.
When you miss them and they miss you-its just great when you are back together again isn't it...don't think there is anything wrong with that at all-my cousin adopted a dog and the previous owners would take care of him when they went away-that would be ideal-my friend owned a kennel-but doesn't anymore and I really miss boarding my dogs there so much...
I don't think that there is anything wrong with wanting a little extra time for yourself. Especially for someone like you who is generous with your time to foster dogs.
I think a lot of times when you get that little break it's just enough to recharge your batteries. Besides, I think it makes our pets appreciate us all the more when we are away for a day or two (even though I still feel guilty)
Bear GSD 10/16/11
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OH for heaven's sake, yes, she should have definitely minded her own business ... and parents do get a break from kids ... it's called school LOL ... how many of them would prefer to home school so they are NEVER away from their kids LMAO!!!
Good for you for taking a break and I really hope you have a great holiday!
I take a break 2x a week....Stella goes to doggie day care for 4 hours. I am home, but I use the time to get stuff done that I can't seem to when Stella is here. Or to just veg if I am feeling fried. I am not totally dog free though...my old boy is home but he is content to lay around or sit outside by himself. I decided to start this on a regular basis. Lets me have some time to do whatever and lets Stella play with all different dogs. I don't really care if someone thinks it is wrong. I know I need it. When my kids were young my friends and I used to swap baby/kid watching so we all could get a break.