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Banished From the Bash?

I hosted a Christmas party at my house on Saturday night to catch up with old friends before we all went our separate ways for the holidays. Now, North enjoys parties as much as anyone else I know (two or four legged), but I made the decision to bring him to daycare on the morning of. You see, he adores company so much that I worried his desire to meet-and-greet would cause unfortunate party fouls involving Pomegranate- Champagne Punch and my microsuede couches. Eek!

My little guy loves going to Pet Camp and they always greet him by name when I walk in, which makes both of us feel extra special. I thought of it as offering a relaxing weekend retreat . . . so instead of watching me prep snacks, he could play with tons of other dogs and new people in a safe environment. What do you think – if you are having a special party at your house, is your pet present or banished from the bash?


ches ches 9 years
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 9 years
I have cats who are very skittish of new people so they usually hide in my bedroom or make a mad dash for outside
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Separation, even. I'm tired, sorry.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
They're a part of the family and have seperation anxiety anyway just when we leave for work so no ... you come to my house - you put up with my babies!!
Huckleberry Huckleberry 9 years
can't come to my house unless you like my babies. They love to sit in laps and every one absolutely babies them. At Christmas I Have my family over and everyone brings there babies. they have a blast together. (we don't call them dogs because we have never told them they are)
Bookish Bookish 9 years
Rocky is a social guy- he loves people, and a party for us is a party for him.
bhilb bhilb 9 years
So many of my guests are allergic to cats that I have to banish my kitties to my bedroom, and then majorly vacuum the rest of the apartment.
mjcook mjcook 9 years
Roxy loves a good party. She's a social chi chi
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
it would freak out my cats too much, they would maybe say hi to the few people they can stand, but otherwise they would be quite happy in closed bedroom with lots of treats.
talrocks talrocks 9 years
My Doggie is a part of my family, she is well behaved, and everyone loves her so she is usually around.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
We had a little dinner party last week and one of our guests was just 10 months old, so Mahala came in and said hello to everyone and then played outside the rest of the time.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I don't drop my pets off like dry cleaning. They're cats, so they enjoy daycare or anything like that. I won't even drop them off at the Vet - she has started making home visits. :) When people come over, they're shy at first, but warm up quickly once they realize no one will hurt them and they come with soft, warm hands.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Cuba hates doggie day care. I tried for a while but he was miserable. He actually just curls up on his binky and watches the action.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Our dog tends to be pretty hyper when people first arrive, but then she settles right down and is perfectly content to just chill in a corner and wait for a weak soul to take pity and give her a belly rub. We usually take her to day care on the day of a party to dial down the hyper when people first arrive. After playing all day, she's too pooped to be running around the party.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have cats, so i banish them to the bedroom. Although they are sweet cats, they are lap cats and will knock your drink over to get attention.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
My dog, Bella, is not found of men, so she'll go hide out in her room during a party, but first she will have to check it out to see who has come into her house.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
I crate my two dogs in my bedroom during a party, it seems a lot of people are overstimulating for two dogs under a year old!
lilegwene lilegwene 9 years
My Yorkie is always out at the beginning before too many people are around, and then gets separated into a different room once things really get rolling. She doesn't like doggy daycare -- she gets depressed and thinks I've abandoned her! Plus everyone who comes over loves her, and she is a total ice-breaker with new folks. I only put her in a different, gaited, room because she's so little I'm afraid people will step on her!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My kitty is free to come out, but usually she'll just go to our room and sleep in her kitty condo becasue she doesn't like all the comotion!
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
Maximus absolutely loves doggy daycare, so if I'm hosting an event or even if I'm going our very late I have no problem dropping him off.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
Georgie is totally shy and very quiet. She gets nervous around a whole lot of people and generally only wants me.
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