I'm pretty bad at remembering to call the kennel before our vacations, but this time I am a bit worse about it. Yesterday I called a place to schedule a tour and all of that good stuff for a new place. We've been using a place called Brian's Kennels out in North Quincy, which is a bit irritating to get to (especially when there was still snow on the ground). At Brian's, Victor has a crate and is near a lot of dogs, but doesn't really get to play with them.
So, I left a call with Doggieritaville out in Weymouth. It is supposed to have both an indoor and outdoor play facility and Victor loves playing with other dogs. I'm hoping that I can get this to work out, because they do pick up and drop off as well, which would make life much better. The difference in cost in $3 a day, which is nothing when I realize that at Brian's Kennel I was paying extra for a daily walk (making the different $2 a day in favor of the new kennel). It really does look like a near perfect place for Victor (and it is on a bus route from Quincy Center, which is pretty good too).
They also do doggie day care, so I know what I'll be doing if Victor has another phase of searching for tupperware to chew. Their doggie day care for an entire week was cheaper than what I was paying for a daily dog walk and is probably more fun for Victor in the long run.
All of this is a way of saying that soon (it feels sooner than it is) we'll be visiting friends and relatives down in the DC area, and I will be buying more yarn because I need more yarn like I need a hole in the head.
Yup, hole in the head.
Thank goodness I save up money for these things, because I have the Red Line yarn crawl next weekend and yarn buying in DC (of course, that assumes that the shop in DC has different yarn that my two favorite shops in the Boston area: Windsor Button and Gather Here). Also, I bought yarn for a sweater this weekend (see need more yarn...). I'm using Cascade 220 Sport, which is awesome and squishy and super affordable. If I hadn't bought knitting needles and the pattern, I would have paid under $25 including tax. It really doesn't get much better than that!