We went away overnight Friday, brought Ami with us and stayed in a hotel. He was one excited puppy. We arrived mid-evening so his walk was abbreviated (also, we got caught in the rain and my rain stuff was back at the hotel
) Being a husky, being only 19 mos. old, being all new environment, being not fully exercised, I expected him to be a total handful. Long story short, the next morning, management complemented me on "such a well-behaved dog
" (He does tend to either sit or lay down and wait patiently when I am talking to people.)
However - they weren't in the room
Husband was laying on the bed, reading the newspaper. Or trying to. Ami leaped up on the bed, went into play bow, started "husky talk", leaped off the bed, ran to the door, zoomed around, leaped back on the bed and proceeded to have a major attack of the zoomies in the middle of husband's newspaper. Husband was laughing so hard, his face was beet red with tears running down his face. I explained the "zoomie" phenomenon, which tickled husband even more. Ami then went into MAJOR husky speak - I've been wanting him to talk more for so long and now, at 11:30 at night, in a hotel, he finds his voice
I put him in his crate, which lasted 5 seconds 'cause once he pawed at the crate, husband said "let him out, I don't want him to feel like he's in jail!" (I think I've mentioned before, hubby is a gentle sweetheart with unusual compassion.)
So, we did not get a whole lot of sleep. Ami slept on the bottom of the bed. Ami slept on the floor at the foot of the bed. Ami slept by the door. Repeat. Ad infinitum. And then, hotel staff started setting up breakfast buffet at 4:22 AM. In the lobby. Outside our door. And dropped something metal. Which woke Ami up. And Ami found his voice.
So guess who's walking the dog at 4:30 in the morning in a strange city
After we delivered hubby to his meeting, we went back to the room - I turned on the tub water to fill Ami's water bucket. Well, the big boy thought the running water was really, really cool
Jumped in the tub, started lapping at the water. I thought, why not - maybe a bath? Wellll - not my best idea
After about 3 inches of water, Ami starts madly digging at the water in the corner of the tub. Leaps out of the tub, zoomies around this little bathroom, leaps back into the tub, digs some more, leaps out of the tub. Repeat. About 3 more times. Before I got a hold on the mad beastie boy. And an inch of water on the floor. Fortunately a vinyl floor. Used up all the towels to clean up the mess. But not before Mr. Dog leaped into the bed that I was going to nap in
Sooo..after cleaning up, packing up (having to walk around the block after every item taken from room to car), we had a very uneventful ride home. Mr. Dog slept like a rock, only awakening to share in the snacks when they appeared.
I do want to say - the staff at Red Roof Inn were great - everybody petted Ami (after asking
), were very welcoming of the dog. Apparently every Red Roof Inn welcomes pets at no additional charge. And the rooms are quite dog friendly - vinyl flooring except for small amount of carpet beside the bed. They even have a pamphlet on traveling with dog and what to bring. And the DQ we stopped at gave as a freebie cup of vanilla ice cream for Mr. Dog.
A nice, quick trip. Went so well, we'll do it again - if we can get the sleep thing fixed