Tomorrow we leave for New Orleans for 8 days. Which means we’re leaving Kaylee for 8 days. This is the first time we’re leaving her for more than a few hours, so as you might imagine I’m feeling all of the guilt. All of the anxiety. And all of the feelings.
Our super incredible neighbor is going to watch her so that she can stay in her house, in her comfort zone. Since this whole experience is a first we don’t know what to expect. She LOVES our neighbor but she’s used to being home all day everyday with Dan and spending most of her evenings with both of us. It’ll be an adjustment and I expect she’ll freak a little bit every time we leave her for a while. That or she’ll forget about us and switch her loyalty to our neighbor.
To make up for our impending abandonment we’ve been spending some extra time with her this week. Last night we headed to her (our) favorite place, Carolina Beach State Park, to swim and run and play in the sand. We picked up dinner from our favorite Latin American restaurant and let Kaylee really get out some energy. She swam in the river, ran laps, played fetch, and rolled in the sand. Any day that ends with me washing sand out of her harness is a good day.