Fido’s Freebie Friday Prepares for a Staycation


It’s summer and a time for family vacations…and staycations!

Next week, we’d planned to head to Las Vegas for the annual SuperZoo trade show. Like Global Pet Expo in Orlando, this trade show is a huge industry event, a time when companies unveil their new pet products. We were all registered as press and ready to go.

Well, those plans changed. Coco’s recent hospitalization followed by major car repairs on our 15-year-old car and 14-year-old pickup will be keeping us home this year. Being self-employed is great, and we absolutely love it…but it also means making sure we budget wisely.

So we’ll be home next week. Since we’d planned for a long time to take much of that week off, we decided to put those days to good use and enjoy a staycation with the dogs! We’ll be venturing out and enjoying some day trips with Irie and Tiki and doing some much-needed office reorganization, too, to get ready for some big fall plans we have in the works.

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And now it’s time for the weekly Fido’s Freebie Friday blog hop with  All Things Dog Blog and To Dog With Love! If you have a pet-related giveaway on your blog, please be sure to add it as well. Good luck!

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  • SGilbert

    I am so sorry to hear about your major car repairs! Did you find out what was wrong with Coco when she was in the hospital? Enjoy your staycation! It seems like when one thing breaks everything breaks too!

    • Doesn’t it seem that way sometimes?? It’s like dominoes…

      The vet thought Coco’s fever was a virus. I held my breath that our other cats wouldn’t catch it and, so far, so good (knock on wood!)

  • Sorry to hear about your car repairs 🙁 We had the same thing happen to us when we were playing a vacation a few weeks ago. A staycation will be great though! It’ll be nice to spend some extra time with the pups 🙂

    • Thank you…I’m just so glad they didn’t break down when we were traveling with the dogs sometime! Now that would have been a drag… I’m looking forward to next week’s staycation, though!!