Ack! Mommy is going on vacation and this will be the first time that I’m staying ALONE with Grandma and Grandpa. Aunt Molly Belle will be there but nobody else will be there to supervise. Mommy won’t be there. Neither of my Aunts will be there. It’ll just be Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Molly Belle, and me! Oh boy…deep breaths!
Mommy left VERY specific instructions. They are printed and taped to the kitchen cabinets. Grandpa is going to take care of the details (like my medication and vitamins, sanitizing my bowls, etc.) and Grandma is going to take care of the other things (my meals and most of my walks). Mommy prepared 17 meals for when she’s gone; I hope I get to eat them all. You don’t think Grandma and Grandpa will forget to feed me any of them, do you? Mommy will probably call to make sure that I’m getting my breakfast and dinner each day. I’m on a pretty set schedule so even though Mommy will be in California, I KNOW she’ll remember my mealtimes!
One detail that will NEVER be remembered is that if it’s raining, I hate walking outside without a raincoat. My raincoat is hanging on a hook by the front door but I’m sure that it will never make it onto my body. It’s supposed to rain for three or four days so that’s why I went to the spa today. I usually never go to the spa right before rainy days but this case was different. Let me explain.
Mommy realized that I hadn’t had a spa day in a long time. We seem to have skipped a visit. I’m growing my coat long now (until I decide that I want it short again) and it looked very messy. Mommy couldn’t even clip it in barrettes properly! Since it’s going to rain for a few days (and she doubts that I’ll wear my raincoat like I’m supposed to), she had a feeling that my hair was going to get totally wrecked. A spa day was in order so at least my baseline is now excellent and getting a speck messy won’t be the end of the world. Going from excellent to messy is MUCH better than going from messy to disastrous. Mommy is expecting some messy hair when she gets back. Then I’ll just get another quick bath at the spa and everything will be great again! If my coat got completely ruined, I’m sure I would have had all kinds of knots that would need to be cut and I’m not ready for a haircut. So, that’s why I had a spa day right before nasty weather. I hope you like my “before” and “after” pics.
Grandma and Grandpa are also going to be responsible for providing social media content while Mommy is gone. Hmmmm, I don’t know if they know about this duty yet. I’ll have to inform them of that now. I have fans. I have followers. I have an audience. I can’t just disappear because Mommy is away. The show must go on!