I was off to beautiful Penang on a work trip for three days last week. With Togo Daddy also not around, we had the option of sending the tyrant in for boarding, or leaving him for long hours alone at home until Togo's Uncle comes home from work.
Togo is used to having people around all the time - having him cooped up for 12 hours plus a day might drive him crazy (plus cost us more damage to the shoe cabinets). But boarding might also drive Togo crazy, judging from the one day we sent him last year. Also, he came back with a tick and stinking to high heavens - we dread to think what 3 days of boarding will amount to.
Togo's Uncle was very kind to offer to get babysit, feed and clean the tyrant. He also offered to come back early from work to keep the tyrant company. His girlfriend stayed with the tyrant on her off day, risking Togo's bullying to keep him company.
I'd love to report that Togo was a cooperative and well-behaved dog during my absence.. but we all know that's impossible. I came back to a cute [trying to look] innocent tyrant...
... and a long list of mischiefs.
This is a thank you post to Togo's patient baby sitters. So sorry for all the trouble the tyrant was.